Lesson Plan Theme: Present Simple

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

Elementary (continued)

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The New Class

Target Language: Present Simple, Getting to know people.
Description: Can be used as an ice breaker with a new class or a class that hasn't had the chance to get to know each other very well. Focus on using present simple questions to find out about other students in the class. After a listening, lesson ends with a very active game.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1L3
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Target Language: Question formation, books and reading.
Description: This lesson gives some practice at formation of questions and gives students ample speaking practice and the opportunity to speak about their reading habits. The listening consists of a woman carrying out a survey about reading habits.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1L5
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Knowing Her Majesty

Target Language: Present Simple questions in the third person.
Description: The lesson opens by asking students what they know about famous people. The first listening activity is a useful note-completion exercise and the second listening activity is more grammar-focused, on the third person interrogative form of the Present Simple tense. This grammar focus continues in the lesson as students look at the third person interrogative structure, then do a jigsaw speaking activity.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1L11
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Perchance To Dream

Target Language:
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1L12
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A Caribbean Cruise

Target Language: Vacation vocabulary, Reading.
Description: Students work on different vacation vocabulary such as trekking, cruise, city break, etc. Then they read an ad for a cruise and answer comprehension questions with an optional writing assignment to end.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1R1
Tags: Vacations
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Chinese Lawns

Target Language: There is/are, reading, places of interest in a town.
Description: Students talk about sites of interest in their hometown before reading an article about an unusual property development in China. Some focus on there is/there are for describing towns and their amenities.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1R2
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The Man Who Saves Ships

Target Language: Present Simple to talk about routines, unusual jobs.
Description: An article (quite challenging for this level) about Jake, a man who spends 4 months looking after a lighthouse. Using present simple to talk about routines with a particular focus on forming interrogative sentences. Optional writing activity at the end.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1R3
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What's On TV?

Target Language: TV program type vocabulary, talking about TV show preferences.
Description: After an initial exercise that focuses on the vocabulary used to describe types of TV shows, students read descriptions of different TV programs and the likes and dislikes of four people who live together. The final reading activity consists of a TV listings page in a newspaper that forms the core of a speaking activity.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1R4
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The Garbage Man

Target Language: Job vocabulary, present simple to describe jobs.
Description: Some job vocabulary for your students before they read about Derek, who picks up garbage at the sports stadium. There is a reading comprehension exercise and the lesson finishes with a game in which students use the present simple to describe jobs to their partner.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1R5
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The Gold Coast Welcomes You

Target Language: Infinitive of purpose.
Description: A lesson that practices the use of the infinitive to talk about why someone went somewhere (e.g. to see the pyramids, to eat pizza, to visit a friend, etc) The theme of the lesson is tourism and the reason people travel to certain countries, with a particular focus on the Gold Coast in Australia, which forms the basis of the main reading comprehension exercise. The lesson finishes with a speaking activity to practice the infinitive of purpose.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1R6
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Close To The Shops

Target Language: There is/there are, describing houses.
Description: A real estate agent/client dialogue is used to present the grammar in context and students go on to do an information gap exercise and role play another agent/client conversation before describing their own houses.
Duration: approx. 40 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1S2
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Sport and Free Time

Target Language: Play/Go/Do vocabulary.
Description: Sports and leisure activity vocabulary. Includes an information-gap speaking activity.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1V4
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Target Language: Like as a preposition and a verb.
Description: Using words to describe people's character and physical appearance.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1V5
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What Do You Get For Christmas?

Target Language: Different uses of the verb 'get'.
Description: A reading introduces a typical English family and their typical Christmas, with a vocabulary focus on the different uses of the verb 'get'. A couple of speaking activities give your students ample opportunity to practice and the lesson finishes with a memory game.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1V6
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Please Write Soon

Target Language: Giving personal information, conjunctions, writing to a pen pal.
Description: Students write sentences about themselves, learn how to connect them using conjunctions and then respond to a fictional pen pal e-mail.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1W2


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An Active Life

Target Language: Passive - present simple.
Description: The lesson starts with a review of past simple and past participle forms. Reading about an aristocrat presents the passive. Student create general knowledge quiz to end the lesson.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G10
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Room For Discussion

Target Language: Objects in a living room, describing position, there is/are structure.
Description: A simple vocabulary activity based on items found in an average living room begins the lesson. After doing some work on positional prepositions and phrases, there is a speaking activity in which the students get to practice also their drawing skills! A definition game ends the lesson.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2S3


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Trains Across America

Target Language: Present Simple, Superlatives
Description: Revision of superlatives, reading a travel ad, travel vocabulary, use of Present Simple for future events.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G1


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Your Working Day

Target Language: Present simple, "do" auxilary.
Description: Using the context of businesspeople meeting for the first time, this lesson plan looks at the use of the auxiliary verb "do/does" to make the interrogative form. Open speaking activity to finish with.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B1G2

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