Sanaz Sanaz

present simple - questions and short answers
Elementary level


In this lesson Students learn about how to ask questions and responding with short answers based on a listening about "typical friend". The lesson will be followed by students making questions and checking the answers in pairs. The activity will end up semi-controlled practice to check if they have understood the simple present and how make questions and short answers.


Main Aims

  • To introduce and give Ss practice in Present Simple – yes/no questions & short answers in the context of typical friends.
  • To provide review, clarification and practice of Present simple in the context of typical friends

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss practice in listening for specific information and semi-controlled speaking for accuracy.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Asking Ss the following questions 1. Do you have friends 2. Do you spend time with your friends 3. What do you do with your friends?

Clarification (4-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

To make the students to ask each other in pairs questions about their friends

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

I will ask the students to say what ther friend does or doesnot with her/his friends Questions like: does he like to go shopping with his friends Does she like to play footbal? in order to check if they have understood the concept of present simple , question and negative forms.

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

At the end I will ask the whole class about their ideas of differences b/w men and women activities.

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