Teacher will encourage the students to work individually or in small groups depending on the students and their ability level observed throughout the lesson. We also use the present perfect continuous for an action that is repeated over time and the action is continuing or it has just stopped e. What would you change about it? Once your students are comfortable with the present progressive, learning the past progressive and the future progressive will be much easier. Students put their hand in the bag, choose an object and with their eyes closed or covered must guess what the object is. When trying to describe an action as it occurs, we use something called the present progressive tense. Finally, students might also have difficulties understanding that. As your students start to master the simple tenses, it's time to go on to the progressive tenses.
Eventually, get them to practice the contracted forms I'm, he's, we're. If you need to, go through the proper conjugations as a class afterwards, ensuring that students understand both the meaning and the conjugations of each word. Sit down and pick up a book. Once your student becomes comfortable with the , we recommend tackling the present perfect continuous tense. In your next classes, you will go over some other uses of the present progressive temporary changes in habits, complaining that someone does something too much and questions and negatives. It's a good idea to the present continuous with the present simple form once students have understood the difference.
Each sentence should include an action verb and a time indicating adverb. Congratulate your students on all their hard work and have them return to their seats after the charades game. Did you find any errors in the lesson plan itself? Comprehension activities such as using photos in magazines will help with the present continuous. S: Starfish from Canada to Mexico are dissolving into goo. After demonstrating with a few pictures, split your class up into groups — the same number of groups as the number of magazines that you have 3-4 students per group is ideal. Keep walking around the classroom and ask a student to join you. They will then ask questions about the people in the pictures e.
You're not looking at Juan. Student A: Riding a bike? Concentrate on the way your learners pronounce the structures. Have the students take turns reading out loud. It may be prudent to let students use their own flashcards to help them identify the actions of the acting student. When everyone has finished get one or two students from each group to join a new group. You explain the grammar so clearly and provide so many examples and practice exercises that.
Ask them to give you some examples. This is a good way to check their understanding. What are you doing at the moment? If you are with one student, simply take turns acting. 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. We have a set of two lesson plans covering the present perfect continuous… … that you can find under our in the Verbs-Continuous category. All of the activity and game ideas that we include can be used in low-resource classrooms and require little to no preparation time.
Aim: Introduction to the context through reading comprehension. Try to get students to provide correct answers in a relaxed conversational manner. Are you, we, they Is he, she, it The negative forms of the present continuous I am not eating. Do not allow your learners to just read from the board. Try these for a fun game. Activity 1: Present Continuous Worksheet Give the following worksheet to the students. They must think of a specific everyday object and answer questions from its point of view.
Ask them to write the present conjugations of each verb on one side and the present progressive conjugations on the reverse side. Start walking around the classroom. Model marching on the spot and clapping a slow rhythm and get everybody to copy you — marching on the spot and clapping at an easy pace. Example possibilities: A journalist interviewing a celebrity on their routines and current projects. In the past, present or future? Now ask the students to concentrate on the structure. The text in blue implies opportunities to elicit responses from your students. If you feel comfortable with the level of the class, introduce the idea that the present continuous can be used to speak about what is happening around the present moment in time.
We are leaving at 5pm. Then have students do the same, always alternating between affirmative and negative statements. We will however ask what didn't work for you so that we can learn and improve. What they are doing at the moment. They will need a lot of practice and this lesson provides just that. Use frequency adverbs Encourage your students to be as imaginative as possible and let them read their emails to the class if they wish.
Who can come up with the longest list? Review quizzes contrasting present simple with the present continuous will also help. Use the flashcards on the board or the song poster for prompts. Now, have your students help you make some more examples. Use a present continuous timeline to illustrate the fact that the present continuous is used to express what is happening at the moment. We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, provided that you did not print the materials and your access to the files will be fully disabled. Can I come in 10 minutes? Anything with pictures of people doing things which you can cut out. Before they begin, go over the different kinds of present simple and present continuous questions they could ask.