Abby Swinney Abby Swinney

TP3 - Text-Based Framework, Grammar
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn review and practice the present continuous tense for future arrangements. They will do this by reading a text related to New Year's activities. The lesson will begin with a lead-in to engage students. Afterwards, the text will be presented and students will read for gist and complete an intensive task. Next, meaning, form, and pronunciation of the present continuous will be reviewed. Students will then practice the present continuous in the context of a controlled activity. Last, students will engage in a freer practice activity that will involve speaking.


Abc New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate

Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice of the present continuous tense to describe future arrangements.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about describing New Year's activities.
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of asking and answering questions about future arrangements.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T shares screen and shows Google Slide with lead-in questions and photos related to New Year's activities. T gives Ss a few moments to read and think about questions. T demos by explaining an activity done every year with her family. T elicits responses from Ss.

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Gist: T hits slide 2 on Google Slide T tells students to read the text and answer the question on the slide using annotate features T demos by asking student to read the first section (Giacomo from Italy) and describe an activity he does for new year. T gives Ss 1 minute to read and annotate T reviews answers briefly with group Intensive Task: T continues to slide 3 of Google Slide. T explains that Ss will read the text again but now need to choose the correct option for each bolded word. Ss need to remember the original verb choice that was used in the text. T explains that Ss will read individually and use Zoom annotate tools to select correct answers. Ss will have 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, T elicits students' responses and reviews selections.

Clarification (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T shows slide 4 of Google Slide with demo sentence written at top. T asks CCQ's that appear on screen. T clicks through presentation to revel answers for each CCQ. T shows timeline of the present continuous and explains how it can be used for future arrangements. T clicks through presentation and shows demo question on right-hand side: "What is another way to say this sentence?" Allow students to read and think. After a few moments, elicit the correct response. Share answer. T shares screen and shows Google Form. T instructs Ss to work on it individually for three minutes. After three minutes, T sends Ss to breakout rooms to discuss answers for two minutes. OCFB: Complete Google Form together, T elicits responses from students. T shows slide 5 that describes form and briefly discuss it. T asks CCQ's: Is there a word added in to a negative statement? What is it? Is the word order different for a question? What does the sentence start with? T shows slide 6 and review pronunciation of each sentence

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T shares screen of Google Jamboard. T explains that we need to complete the sentences using the terms in the Word Bank. T demos first sentence. T shares link, assigns slide, and gives Ss three minutes to work independently. T sends students to Breakout Rooms to review answers for two minutes. T monitors Breakout Rooms. OCFB: T nominates Ss to share answers using annotate Zoom feature.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T shows last slide of Google Jamboard and explains Freer Practice. T instructs students to select questions they want to ask companions. T explains that they will be interviewing companions in breakout rooms by asking and answering these questions. The goal is to use the present continuous tense. T demos by asking a S to ask T a question. T responds and uses present continuous tense in response. ICQ: What tense are we practicing? T assigns breakout rooms for 5 minutes. T monitors rooms. OCFB: SS share what topics were discussed in rooms. Error Correction - T shares good/bad examples of language .

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