Lesson Plan of Present and Past Continuous Tense
Students` Learning Outcomes
- Illustrate the use of tenses (Simple Present and Past Continuous and simple future Tense) previously learnt in their speech and writing.
Information for Teachers
- Present Continuous Tense is used for describing activities and for actions taking place at the time of speaking.
Subject + is/am/are + 1st Form of the verb + ing+Object
Past Continuous Tense is used to describe the action which was in progress sometime in the past. Past Continuous Tense is also called past progressive tense.
Subject + was/were + 1st Form of the verb + ing+ Object
- You are washing clothes.
- You dry your hands.
- You dial a number.
- You talk on the phone.
- You write some information.
- You put the phone down.
- You wash your clothes again.
Material / Resources
Writing board, chalk / marker, duster, charts, textbook
- Write the following sentences on the board.
- I am going to school.
- She plays in the park.
- He was eating a chocolate.
- You give her present.
- Now ask the students to identify the tense in each sentence. Briefly discuss present tense.
- Ask a volunteer who is a good actor to come forward.
- Tell the students that it is an activity in which he/she will be acting/expressing his/her thought without speaking.
- Students acts out the situation given below without speaking.
- The rest of the class has to tell what the actor is doing?
- After every action ask students what the boy/girl is doing.
- Give them the following sentences and ask them to supply present continuous.
- We ________ not ________ a book at the moment (read)
- My father ________ to the Police officer yesterday. (Talk)
- Ahmad and Ayesha ________ not _______ on the bus. (Ride)
- The boys’ _____________ in the lack / pond. (Swim)
- We ____________ table tennis right now. (Play)
- Ahmed ____________ on the computer last week. (Work)
Elicit the difference between Present Continuous and Past Continuous Tense.
Write the following sentences on the board and ask the students to change them in present continuous tense.
- I watched a movie which was not interesting at all.
- Ali ran after the kitten to catch it.
- I get ready for school early in the morning.
- People laughed at the foolish behavior of Amir.
- Ahmed drives his father’s car without his permission.
- Any related activities must be done from the text book.