Tugce Kilic Tugce Kilic

TP5 - Present Simple Tense
Beginner level


In this lesson ss will choose nouns that go together with the verbs "like, have, live, work, study" and create sentences by using the subjects "I, You, We, They".


Abc face2face starter coursebook (Chris Redston, Gillie Cunningham, 2009, Cambridge University Press)
Abc Substitution Drill Exercise

Main Aims

  • Ss will practice Present Simple Tense with some basic verbs (like/have/live/work/study) using the subject pronouns " I, You, We, They" to produce both positive and negative sentences.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Ss will use the correct words and phrases with the correct verbs when they talk using the verbs "like, have, live, work, study".
  • Ss will listen to the audio to check if their answers are correct or not.


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • Ss will be prepared for the coming tasks.

T will write "I like ______________. / I study ______________. / I have ______________." on to the WB and try to elicit the answers from the Ss by using miming and gestures.

Vocabulary (8-10 minutes) • Ss will use the basic verbs with the correct words or phrases.

This is a matching exercise (1a). T will demonstrate the first one. She will write "in an office - two children - rock music" (words picked up from Ex. 1) and gesture Ss to look at the first picture and find the answer. After that she will give only this exercise to the Ss and show them to match the verbs with the correct nouns or phrases from the box. Ss will complete this exercise in pairs. T will also use her hand gestures to make sure that they understand and work in pairs. They will have 5 min. Then they will check their answers with the T and here some drilling may be required depending on their pronunciation and errors. If they encounter an unknown verb, maybe "company", T will give examples of well-known Turkish companies such as, Sabancı and Koç, they would get the meaning of the word.

Language-Focus (10-13 minutes) • Ss will review Present Simple Tense (both negative and positive) with the subject pronouns of I, You, We, They

T will write "I have a car." and underline the verb "have". After that she will give worksheet to the Ss. Exercise A will include 4 sentences and T will gesture Ss to underline the verbs as she demonstrate on the board.They will complete this exercise in pairs. After that Ss will make the T to underline the verb on the board. (3a) 1) I work for a car company. 2) You study English. 3) We live in a very nice flat. 4) They like football. After that T will gesture that she don't have a car ("I have car" demo sentence is already on the board), trying to elicit "don't" from the Ss. T will draw a table, write negative sentences with "I, You, We, They" but she will not write "don't", as the Ss are expected to produce this piece of language. T will use the 4 sentences above and ask Ss to re-rewrite these in negative form. (3b) Then T will show verbs on a paper and ask students to construct their sentences.

Controlled-Practice (7-9 minutes) • Ss will use Present Simple Tense in a controlled-practice activity.

T will give a worksheet (Exercise 5a) and ask students to fill in the blanks with the verbs "like, have, live, work, study" (they are already written on the board). Ss will see (+) or (-) which means they should formulate the sentences in the right form. The first one is already done. After 5 min. T will play the audio. Ss will listen to it and check their answers. (5b) ICQs: Is this (+) a positive sentence? Is this (-) a negative sentence?

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • Ss will use and re-formulate given sentences (negative sentences) according to their personal lives.

This is a semi-controlled practice because Ss will decide which sentences to re-write in the negative form according to their personal lives. T will demonstrate the first two sentences of the exercise 6a. For the true sentences they will put tick and for the rest they will use the negative form. they will complete the task individually and then check their answers in pairs.

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