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The Present Continuous Tense
Elementary level

Description

In this lesson the students will practice the present continuous questions and short answers in the context of two listening tasks on people at work . First , the students will answer the questions after listening to a phone call between Frank and Liz . Then , they complete a table on the board that teaches them the form of the present continuous questions . After that , they write positive and negative short answers for the questions given .Finally , they listen to a phone call between Frank and his wife to make questions in the present continuous.

Materials

Abc A hand out
Abc A hand out
Abc Course Book CD
Abc Flash cards
Abc The WB.

Main Aims

  • To practice the present continuous questions and short answers in the context of two listening tasks on people at work .

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice listening for gist, specific information and detail through the context of a phone call at work.

Procedure

Lead in ( Describing different actions in a picture) (5 minutes) • To introduce , generate interest and get the students ready for making the questions in the context of a day at work.

I will start the lesson by sitting the students into groups of three or four. Then, I will ask them to work with a partner to describe what the people are doing in the pictures and tell me where they are .They talk as much as they can .

Pre – teach the vocabulary. (7 minutes) • To familiarize the students with the key words suggested on the book.

By using pictures , CQs and the board I'm going to introduce the new vocab items . They are darling , kids ,move and sign .

Listening Task (A) (3 minutes) • To enable the students to listen for gist.

To get the students' interest and attention I will ask them to listen and tell me how many people are talking on the phone.

Listening Task (B) (10 minutes) • To enable the students to listen for details.

The students will listen to a phone call between Frank and Liz to be able to answer the questions. Then , they check their answers in groups.

Grammar Box Task (4 minutes) • To enable the students to know the form of the questions in the present continuous tense.

I will stick some words on the board and draw a table . Then I will ask the students to complete the table so that they will be familiarized with the correct form of the question. Then , using a hand out they write positive and negative short answers for the given questions.

Listening Task (A) (9 minutes) • To enable the students to make questions in the present continuous.

The students are going to read the conversation between Frank and his wife . Then , they make questions in the present continuous tense . Finally , They listen to the phone call and check their answers.

Speaking Activity (7 minutes) • To produce the target language by comparing two pictures.

I will stick two pictures on the board . The students are going to make sentences comparing what the people are doing in them saying " In A Frank is .......... but in B he's ................ ".

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