In today's lesson we will be discussing the differences between the present simple and the present continuousit is a common mistake for english learners to mix these two tenses up, but after this lesson you will know when to use the correct tense. Click here to watch lesson 3 (present perfect continuous & present perfect): present simple vs present continuous - learn english tenses (lesson 1) - duration: 9:07. Simple present tense simple present tense the simple present or present simple is one of the verb forms associated with the present tense in modern english it is commonly referred to as a tense, although it also encodes certain information about aspect in addition to present time. The present continuous tense: a lesson plan this lesson introduces the present continuous tense to beginning esl students it requires 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 hours, and gives practice with reading and writing, as well as listening and speaking. The present continuous is one of the present tenses used in modern english, the others being the simple present and the emphatic present all of these can be employed in both the indicative and subjunctive moods.
Present simple and present continuous, how to form them and how to keep them apart in this lesson present simple vs present continuous, i'm going to show you when to use a present simple, and. The present simple or present continuous, this esl lesson plan explains the uses and has some fun exercises present simple or present continuous whether to use the present simple or present continuous can be a tricky business. 82 simple present: part 1 learn 4 circle the correct form of the verb to complete each sentence 1 doctor moffett love / loves his job 2 he study / studies ants 3 a salesperson sell / sells products for a company. Here is a fun present continuous game to play in class the students are divided into pairs and each pair is given a set of picture cards the students shuffle the cards and spread them out face down on the desk.
How to teach present simple versus present continuous without tears level: elementary to intermediate (could also be useful for higher levels as a revision exercise) time: 30- 90 minutes (depending on the group) language focus: functions of present simple and present continuous and how they contrast with each other. Wwweslkidstuffcom | lesson plans for esl kids teachers esl kidstuff lesson plan: actions - present continuous page 3 of 8 copyright esl kidstuff. Teaching the present continuous usually takes place after the present, past, and future simple forms have been introduced however, many books and curricula choose to introduce the present continuous immediately after the present simple this order can be confusing as students may have difficulties. Lesson goals: at the end of the lesson, students should be able to form and use past simple tense, be familiar with the formation and word order in negative sentences and questions.
In this lesson, students study and practise the basic differences between the present simple and present continuous the worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study. Grammar can be a difficult aspect of learning a different language through direct instruction and two activities, this lesson plan will explore the meaning of present continuous verb tense and. Present progressive lesson plan as your students start to master the simple tenses, it's time to go on to the progressive tenses the best place to start is with the present progressive.
Target language: present simple v present continuous description: lesson plan that focuses on the difference between these two basic tenses students will talk to each other on the phone and the lesson finishes with a fun, quick-fire game. We are revising the present continuous tense and this is a good activity to do it carlos is playing football this afternoon at 700 pm gonzalo is sleeping from 400 pm to 600 pm david is meeting his friends for a tennis match. Efl - esl activities and games for the present simple and present continuous this esl lesson plan contains activities, games and resources for teaching the present simple and continuous to intermediate level students (b1.
Present continuous speaking activity description after teaching your students present continuous, put them in pairs have one student sit with her back to the video screen, and the other student across from her, facing it. The students then complete present simple affirmative and negative sentences about their animal's habitual actions the students write as if they are the animal using the first person students also create one more present simple sentence of their own at the end. Updated february 2017 there are two present verb tenses in english: the simple present and the present progressive (also known as the present continuous)students sometimes have trouble figuring out when to use each tense, but i've found that using a chart such as the one below is a great way to clearly explain the differences between the two tenses. This lesson employs an imaginary biography to get students asking questions and speaking about completed accomplishments (present perfect) and duration of activity (present perfect continuous.
English grammar lesson on-line for elementary level students - an explanation of the past simple with printable exercises this work is licensed under a creative commons attribution - non-commercial - no-derivatives 40 international license. This exercise requires a handout with some prompts that make it evident if the present simple or the present continuous is the right tense to complete the prompt. Show students how the present perfect is formed: have/has plus the past participle tell them that the past participle of regular verbs ends in -ed, just as in simple past tell them that the past participle of regular verbs ends in -ed, just as in simple past. In this lesson, students study and practise the differences between the past simple and past continuous the worksheet is suitable for both classroom practice and self-study.
In this lesson you will be using just one tense: the present continuous your learners may already have done some work on this - you will know your class and how much new vocabulary you want to introduce to / elicit from your learners. Present continuous page 5 of 6 discussion study cont 1 minute cont t-s cont explain 'fill-in the blank' activity worksheet for use with adverbs and actions in the present simple and present continuous tenses edition (located in green study worksheets folder) students fill in the blanks to complete the action verb of each.