Simple present - affirmative. used in particular with 'to live', 'to work' and 'to go'. To learn, practise and retain.
Reading and Speaking. Passing attention to stress and pronounciation if opportunity offers.
Procedure (41-48 minutes)
On the WB, I will set up the structure of model sentences which the Ss already know. X is a teacher. He lives in Istanbul. He works in a school. He Goes to work by train. He lives with his cat. Pass out HO Tell students to read the text and say, which text is with which picture? The students fill in.
Remind students of the pictures and identifications. Place in pairs while passing out HO2, the tickbox questions. By example, tell everybody to read the sentences to each other.
Write up on WB model examples of simple present; I work you work he/she/it works. Explain 'it'. how to form simple present ? add S! add 's? NO! make sentences
The students will make sentences using the present simple relating to the text.
The Ss underline all uses of the simple present in the text, and cross check. On thew WB, I will ask them to reiterate the rule for forming the present simple.
HO. 5 sentences with alternative foms. Choose the right one. Cross check.
HO. the Ss must understand the text to fill the gaps with the appropriate verb, and use correct form. Cross check. WB check.
The teacher will call up one student, rehearse "i" and "you" form: then a third, to rehearse "he/she" form. Gradually the whole class will join in, in a mingling hubbub. I, you, he/she, we, you (pl), they, Point and speak. Imprint. They wont forget the present simple.