Lead-in activity The sample board below can be used to compare and contrast the different functional uses of the present simple and present continuous. As your students start to master the simple tenses, it's time to go on to the progressive tenses. Encourage students to produce present simple and present continuous questions. We'll plan two activities to keep the class fun and interesting. Use this same structure to teach the negative and question forms in your next classes.
Part B: Write a sentence with the following verbs. Sentence 1b is a present continuous tense sentence that describes an action currently in process. Present progressive introduction 15 minutes In this part of the class, you will be teaching your students how the present progressive tense works. Some of the pictures are quite straight forward and your students shouldn't have any trouble guessing but others are not so obvious. Demonstrate: Who has been to the cinema over the last fortnight? Now, spend another 15-20 minutes playing charades. You can always create a gap fill cloze by removing certain words so that they have a dialogue frame to work from at first.
Vocabulary in Minutes a Month Sign up for our free newsletter, English Detective. Guess the person You can also get the students to describe and guess different kinds of people from what they are probably doing now and their routines, e. Student A: Are you a bed? Two weeks ago I had my diagnostic observation, basically my tutor and teaching practice group observed me while I taught a group of upper-intermediate adults for 45 minutes. It may be that your learners have already been introduced to this tense. It's well worth having a look through these. The questions should be in either the Present Simple or Present Continuous.
The partners guess, then take their turns at miming. All your feedback is greatly appreciated! Have you ever had an accident? Ask what various people in the story are doing. They are currently free to use for any teachers that have signed up for our private beta. Please change them to present continuous verbs using the following formula: subject + 'to be' verb + base + ing. How did you group students? Prepare some more good, illustrative examples that are easy for your students to understand. Pass out copies of a picture with many different activities to each group or have students open their texts or picture dictionaries to an appropriate picture. The same language is fairly natural to describe Tower Bridge opening, Big Ben striking twelve, and a herd of wildebeest running across the plains.
Not only is the content high quality, so is the look and feel. They will have lots of them after all the practice you did! Teacher chanting : I am running. It introduces the present continuous tense for actions taking place at the time of speaking. Let us know what you think of our! Sentence 2b is a present continuous tense sentence that describes the timing of an action currently in process. Even better, because there is more going on is? The main difference between the present perfect and present perfect continuous that students need to acquire is the difference between the amount of time the current activity has been in progress, and the amount of activity that has been done. Write a gerund on the board.
Start by modeling: hold up a magazine and flick though some pages asking questions about what the people are doing E. Adding the s to the third person singular in the present simple can be difficult for students to remember. You may also be interested by The form of the present continuous tense The verb to be in the simple present verb + ing The affirmative forms of the present continuous: I am eating. No activities or text may be copied without their express permission. Our class used Side by Side 1, pg. Our is full of complete lesson plans, including homework! What time do you start work? I get up late on weekends. Alternatively, you could give them sentence stems that should get them using those two tenses, e.
They also need basic classroom vocabulary and commands including listen, talk, read, write, open, close, pick up, stand up, sit down. The more your students review, the more they will remember! The images are so cute; your students are sure to enjoy them. The other students take turns asking a question and attempting to guess which object they are. We have a set of two lesson plans covering the present perfect continuous… … that you can find under our in the Verbs-Continuous category. Feel free to choose pictures with other verbs your students might know e.
Then ask students to come up to the board and draw stick men doing other actions e. Before they begin, go over the different kinds of present simple and present continuous questions they could ask. The series covers the present, past, and future progressive tenses, and it also includes a dialogue book to practice speaking. This is more fun that it sounds because many present tense questions are quite personal and the person who has made the question will often be dismayed by having to answer their own question. Read the first story out loud while students read along.
Verse 1: I am running running! Do you run every day? What they are doing at the moment. Competitions that involve movement make the class really fun and interesting for your students while they work with the new grammar. Do not allow your learners to just read from the board. With a third person singular subject, add the ending -s. Using the present simple tense, Ben describes to Moby what Mike does in Spain every summer. Do you leave work at 6 pm every day? Sentence completion Give students incomplete sentences for them to complete to give true personal information, e. The recommended way to view these materials is through the , which gives you offline access to everything on the site.
It consists of two exercises; in the first exercise students complete sentences with present continuous verbs and then match those sentences to the pictures in part two. Teaching grammar in interesting ways is always so difficult to me. Chorus Verse 3: I am running running! You can make this more risqué and add vocabulary by suggesting words and expressions that they can or must include in their questions, e. If you want offline access to any of these materials or need to reference them in the classroom, give it a try! All of these can be employed in both the indicative and subjunctive moods. Definitions game Give students a list of words and ask them to choose one and describe it with just sentences using the Present Simple and Preset Continuous.