Lindsay Ozkaya Lindsay Ozkaya

Simple Present Tense Activities talking about 'Typical Friends'
Elementary A2 level


This lesson presents and practises a set of common verb phrases to describe free time activities.


Abc Picture Cards & Word Cards

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about : To give Ss practice in listening for gist, specific information & detail. To give Ss semi-controlled speaking practice & the opportunity to practice simple present.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Have the the students introduce themselves. After this begin to talk about our friends. Draw a spidergram on the board into two groups 'men friends' and 'women friends'. Under each heading ask the students to write a list of their names under each heading and then discuss who has the most female friends and male friends. After this, ask the students to make examples using the Present Simple Tense about their friends. ie. I go to the cinema with Paul on Mondays, I go shopping with Mark on Tuesdays. Split the students up into groups and ask them discuss what they do with their friends. Do feedback.

Exposure (8-13 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Put picture cards on the walls. Split the Ss into pairs and have them match the word cards with the picture cards. F/B

Controlled Practice (5-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Show the Ss word cards and show. Use the word cards to make sentences asking the questions: - What activities do you usually do with friends? Elicit 'alone' from 'what activities do you usually do 'alone'? -CCQs -drill

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Check for any unknown vocabulary. If so pre-teach and elicit. Also repeat vocab. in Ex 1. Do listening for units 2 &3

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