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Here is a downloadable version of the lesson plan: Lesson Plan Present Progressive
Phase I: Context
Oral examples of present progressive: First presented by teacher based on what learners are doing in the classroom at that moment.
Marius is holding his pen. Laura is drinking a coffee.
Then students phrase their own sentences using the present progressive to describe what others in the class are doing. (Interacton form: Teacher – Student Talk, Timing: 10 mins)
Phase II: Presentation
Teacher writes the examples from phase I on the board, using colour coding to provide an overview of the “Form and Function” of Present Progressive. Students should copy down the notes. (Interaction form: Teacher Presentation, media: Blackboard, Timing: 15 minutes). Here is an example:
Form and Function of the Present Progressive
|I/You/He/She/It||am/are/is||holding a pen||at the moment.right now.|
|Noun/Pronoun||To be||Verb + ing||Time expression|
How to ask a question with the Present Progressive
|Question word||To be||noun/pronoun||Verb+ing|
PHASE III: CONTROLLED PRACTICE
Students fill in gaps of a close text using the new forms. (Interaction: Individual Work, Media: Worksheet, Tiiming: 10 minutes).
Here is a downloadable version of the worksheet: Worksheet PresentProgressive
TASK: Read the text and fill in the gaps with the correct form of the verb using the present progressive!
Tim __________ (walk) his dog Struppi. Suddenly, he sees his best friend Debbie. She __________ (cross) the street so they can talk. “Oh, you __________ (walk) your dog,” she says. “Yes, I am,” Tim replies. “What __________ (do), Debbie?” – “I __________ (go) to the cinema with my friends. They __________ (wait) over there.” – “Oh, you are lucky! I still need to do my homework. Struppi and I __________ (go) home now. Bye Debbie!”
PHASE IV: PRODUCTION
Students describe a picture showing people performing specific activities (see below, also on the worksheet) (Interaction: Student Talk, Media: Worksheet, Notebook, Timing: 10 minutes).