This lesson contains 15 slides, with interactive quizzes and text slides.
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Exploring Present Continuous: The Complete Guide
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At the end of the lesson, you will be able to understand and use the present continuous tense correctly.
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Introduce the learning objective and ensure students understand what they will achieve by the end of the lesson.
What do you already know about the present continuous tense?
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What is the Present Continuous Tense?
The present continuous tense is used to describe actions that are happening now or around the present time. It is formed by using the verb 'to be' in the present tense, followed by the present participle (-ing) form of the verb.
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Explain the definition of present continuous and highlight the key words and phrases.
Forming the Present Continuous Tense
The present continuous tense is formed by using the verb 'to be' in the present tense and adding the present participle (-ing) form of the verb.
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Explain how to form the present continuous tense and provide examples.
Examples of the Present Continuous Tense
Examples: I am eating breakfast. She is watching TV. They are playing football.
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Show examples of present continuous tense in use and highlight the verb forms.
Using 'Be' in Present Continuous
The present continuous tense uses different forms of the verb 'to be' depending on the subject. For example: I am, you are, he/she/it is, we are, they are.
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Explain the different forms of 'to be' in present continuous and provide examples.
When to Use Present Continuous
Present continuous is used to describe actions that are happening now or around the present time. It can also be used to describe future arrangements.
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Explain the different uses of present continuous and provide examples.
Present Continuous vs Simple Present
Simple present is used for actions that are habitual, while present continuous is for actions happening now or around the present time.
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Compare and contrast present continuous and simple present and provide examples.
Negative Present Continuous
To form the negative present continuous, use the negative form of 'to be' followed by the present participle (-ing) form of the verb.
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Explain how to form the negative present continuous and provide examples.
Interrogative Present Continuous
To form the interrogative present continuous, invert the subject and 'to be' and then add the present participle (-ing) form of the verb.
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Explain how to form the interrogative present continuous and provide examples.
Complete the exercises in your workbook on page 48 to practice using the present continuous tense.
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Provide a worksheet or activity for students to practice using present continuous tense.
Write down 3 things you learned in this lesson.
Slide 13 - Open question
Have students enter three things they learned in this lesson. With this they can indicate their own learning efficiency of this lesson.
Write down 2 things you want to know more about.
Slide 14 - Open question
Here, students enter two things they would like to know more about. This not only increases involvement, but also gives them more ownership.
Ask 1 question about something you haven't quite understood yet.
Slide 15 - Open question
The students indicate here (in question form) with which part of the material they still have difficulty. For the teacher, this not only provides insight into the extent to which the students understand/master the material, but also a good starting point for the next lesson.