Lesson Plan Theme: Present Simple
On this page, you will find lessons plans relating to "Present Simple".
Looking For The DogTarget Language: Animal vocabulary, have/haven't got, I like, third person singular.
Description: Students practice using third person "s" and "like" when talking about pets and farm animals. They talk about their own pets and practice "have got" before they do a "find the dog" reading activity. The lesson finishes with a speaking practice of "like" and "have got".Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL4
A Piece Of CakeTarget Language: Food vocabulary, I like/don't like.
Description: Children have strong emotions about food (yuk!!) and this lesson uses those emotions to practice like/don't like as well as teaching/revising some food vocabulary. The lesson finishes with a guided writing practice where students use prepositions of place among other things.Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL5
My BodyTarget Language: Body vocabulary, sense verbs (smell, see, etc), have/has got.
Description: The lesson begins with a literal warm up - something physical to get your students moving and also teaching them some great body vocabulary. The rest of the lesson gets students learning verbs of the senses and there's a great physical joke for them to act out too. They may finish this lesson out of breath!Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL6
An Ordinary DayTarget Language: Daily routines, frequency adverbs, present simple.
Description: Students learn about using frequency adverbs when talking about the daily routine of themselves and others. There's a fun memory game to finish with.Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL9
Where Where?Target Language: Prepositions of place, Present Simple questions
Description: After some speaking practice using "where?", the lesson moves onto third person questions with Present Simple and prepositions of place using a colorful map. The lesson finishes with an enjoyable physical game that will get your students moving!Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL11
I Don't Play The PianoTarget Language: Present Simple negative, musical instruments.
Description: Practice of forming negative sentences using the Present Simple followed by using this while speaking about musical instruments. A short reading and a transformation exercise is followed by a speaking activity where students create a chain sentence.Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL12
Home Sweet HomeTarget 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
SeasonsTarget Language: Vocabulary: months, seasons. Present Simple revision.
Description: After a fun drawing dictation warmer, students get to categorize vocabulary by seasons and then get to practice the months of the year. There is some revision of the Present Simple in the form of a short reading and a closing speaking activity.Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL14
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
This Ship Is HugeTarget Language: There is / there are, adjectives.
Description: A warmer about small/large objects before a reading that introduces there is/are and some basic adjectives. The lesson finishes with a fun memory game which gives further practice of there is/are.Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G4
I Wake, I Go, I PlayTarget Language: Common verbs in English, Present Simple first person singular conjugation.
Description: A lesson that focuses mainly on first person singular forms of the Present Simple. Many basic everyday verbs are presented, enabling students to talk about their routine. A fun chain-sentence game closes out the lesson.Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G5
The Crazy ZooTarget Language: Present Simple affirmative sentences, third person singular, animal/verb vocabulary.
Description: The third person singular of the Present Simple is introduced by way of an unusual zoo where ordinary animals do extraordinary things. There is an error correction exercise and another animal-based speaking exercise to finish with.Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G6
BargainAvenue.comTarget Language: Present simple positive, 3rd person 'S', possessive adjectives.
Description: The warmer is dedicated to website types. Through an interview with a website owner, students learn to conjugate a simple verb in the Present Simple, including third person "S". The lesson finishes with a light-hearted card activity to practice Present Simple conjugation.Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G7
The School Of TomorrowTarget Language: Present simple positive, object pronouns, phonemes /i:/ and /I/.
Description: Students learn about an ultra-modern school where anything goes and the usual rules don't apply! This lesson plan acts as a revision for Present Simple, although there is some vowel phoneme work and also object pronouns are looked at.Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G8
The Man Who Lives On MarsTarget Language: Present Simple Negative, /aI/ and /eI/ phonemes, animal vocabulary.
Description: The lesson opens with some there is/are/it's revision to describe places that are easy or hard to live in. The main reading deals with an astronaut who lives in a simulated Mars environment and introduces the negative form of the Present Simple. There is a look at the structure of the negative before some pronunciation work on two frequently used vowel phonemes: /aI/ and /eI/. The lesson ends with a fun game to give practice of negative forms.Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G9
Fussy PhilTarget Language: Present Simple Negative, Food vocabulary, liking & disliking, /s/ and /z/ phonemes.
Description: The lesson starts with some food vocabulary and ways of expressing like/dislike for each. The grammatical focus of the lesson is the use of the negative form of the Present Simple tense, especially in this lesson for 3rd person. There is also work on /s/ and /z/ phonemes, important for the correct pronunciation of doesn't. A writing game that brings together both Present Simple negative and food vocabulary closes off the lesson.Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G10
Small Bedroom, Great ViewTarget Language: Present Simple questions, numbers 20-100, phonemes /f/ and /θ/ phonemes.
Description: This lesson, which focuses on Present Simple questions, centers around an astronaut who works on the Space Station. After some work on hyphenated numbers, we read about Ben and his daily routine miles above the Earth's surface. After focusing on 'do' and 'does' questions, the lesson finishes with some pronunciation work on two often-confused phonemes: /f/ and /θ/Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G11
The Missing ChildhoodTarget Language: Present Simple Questions 3rd person using 'does', question words.
Description: A warmer gets students thinking about what stage of life we do different things in. The focus of the lesson is a child prodigy called Melissa. Students learn about using the Present Simple 3rd person in affirmative and interrogative sentences. The structure of a Present Simple question is looked at and the lesson finishes with a speaking activity.Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G12
The Man Who Wants To Change The WorldTarget Language: Reading about a new politician, verb patterns, subject and object.
Description: Students learn to combine verbs using the gerund and infinitive forms. The subject of the reading is a local politician trying to improve his world. The lesson ends with a fun tic-tac-toe game to re-enforce the lesson's learning.Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0R2
Message In A BottleTarget Language: Present Simple positive & negative, verbs.
Description: After a Warmer that focuses on methods of communication, the main reading section presents students with three messages found in bottles. The grammar focus of the lesson is the Present Simple in positive and negative forms - and the use of different verbs, such as feel, stay, believe and miss. The lesson ends with a fast-paced spelling game.Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0R3
Where Are You?Target Language: Present Simple interrogative, speaking about national habits & customs.
Description: The lesson opens with a warmer about different nationalities and their customs and habits. A speaking practice continues the theme of national customs while giving practice of Present Simple form. The interrogative form of the Present Simple is covered using the medium of an imaginary TV quiz show. The lesson ends with students playing the same game and getting good practice of Present Simple questions.Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0S1
Platform Four For ChicagoTarget Language: Present Simple for routine actions, telling the time, numbers.
Description: The theme of the lesson is transportation and especially Chicago train station. Students will practice telling the time and using the Present Simple to talk about routine events. There is a jigsaw speaking activity to finish with that gives practice of telling the time.Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0V5
Timetable TimTarget Language: Does for 3rd person questions.
Description: Looking at daily routine of Tim, using it to teach use of "does" for third person questions in the Present Simple. Students get a chance at the end of the lesson to produce third person Present Simple questions.Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1G1
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
Quiz ShowTarget Language: Present Simple questions, Quiz shows.
Description: A chance for your students to show off their general knowledge and to learn about how to make Present Simple questions. Students finish the lesson with a quiz of their own!Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1G9
The World Of MoviesTarget Language: Talking about movies, present simple.
Description: Before listening to a cinema's recorded message giving information about movies and times of screening, students get to practice speaking about movies and movie genres. Information gap exercise also included.Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1L1
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