Lesson Plan Theme: Present Continuous

On this page, you will find lessons plans relating to "Present Continuous".

Young Learners

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My Family

Target Language: Family vocabulary, possessive adjectives, present continuous.
Description: Students put labels on a family tree diagram and learn words for relatives. A drawing activity helps them with possessive adjectives and at the end, they speak about what different members of their family are doing now.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL7
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What's The Weather Like?

Target Language: Weather and clothes vocabulary, present continuous.
Description: The lesson begins with students talking about the weather and learning the names of clothes. A picture-guided writing gets them talking about what different people are wearing. The lesson finishes with a fun song/chant about the weather.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL8
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Tell Me Lies

Target Language: Jobs vocabulary, Present simple vs. Present continuous.
Description: Students play around with the truth to practice present verb forms and talking about routines. There is also practice of job name vocabulary.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL10
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Home Sweet Home

Target Language: Where is/are? Where do/does? Vocabulary: rooms, furniture, days of week.
Description: Students get practice talking and writing about different family members doing different things in different parts of the house. The second half of the lesson gives practice in asking questions using Where is/does, etc.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL13
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What's Going To Happen?

Target Language: 'Going to' future, revision of Present Simple & Present Continuous. Vocabulary: motion verbs.
Description: The start of the lesson sees a focus on using the 'going to' future to make evidence-based predictions ("he's going to fall in the hole!"). After a vocabulary exercise that teaches motion verbs such as 'run', 'dive' and 'jump', students do some work combining the verbs with 'going to'.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL16


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I'm Reading An Interesting Book!

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.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1G6


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What Are You Doing On Friday?

Target Language: Present Continuous tense for making future arrangements.
Description: Lesson begins with some work on spelling with the present continuous tense. A reading leads onto a role play in which students use the present continuous to ask and talk about future plans.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G6

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