Lesson Plan of Simple Present Tense

Lesson Plan of Simple Present Tense

Subject English

Grade 3rd

Students` Learning Outcomes

Illustrate the use of tenses, (simple present and continuous, simple past and continuous and simple future tense) previously learnt in their speech and writing.

Information for Teachers

Simple Present Tense

Simple Present Tense is used to tell about the actions that take place in present.

It tells about routines or habitual actions.

It is also used for universal truths/fact or statements.

In Simple Present Tense, infinitive (first form) of verb is used. We add (s) or (es) with the verbs used with he, she, it or any singular noun.

Simple Present Tense

Subject 1st form of verb
I, we, they, you
He, she it
Do not
Does not

For making negative sentences uses does not / do not with infinitive (first form) of verb.

Subject Helping verb
I, we, they, you
He, she, it
do not
does not

1st form of verb

He does not smile.
I do not smile.
He, she, it

Singular Subjects




I, we, they

Plural Subjects



For making interrogative sentences use the helping verb do/does in the beginning of the sentences.


      Do you smile?
Does he smile?


Simple Present Tense 


Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, flash cards of words


Ask the students to think about any two things which they:

  • They like/do not to do.
  • Their best friend likes/does not like to do.

Take the feedback from the students randomly. Write the responses of the students on the board, leave the repeated responses.

Responses could be:

  • I do not like to get up early in the morning.
  • I like to recite the Holy Quran.
  • Amana likes to play in the park,
  • Ali does not like to drink milk,

Reinforce the concept of adding s/es and using do/does not,


Activity 2

Explain how the negative and interrogative sentences are formed in simple present tense. (Share everything with the students that are written in information for teacher.)


  • We go to cinema on every weekend.
  • We do not go to cinema every weekend.
  • Do we go to cinema every weekend?

Write at least 5 similar examples with the help of the students.

Activity 3

The following paragraph is in Simple Past Tense, write it on the board. You can also get it photocopied if possible.

Ask them to change it into Simple Present Tense.

Underline some of the verbs of simple past tense from the paragraph for the help of the students.

It was a windy day. A milkman came to the front door of a house. He had two bottles of milk in his one hand. He knocked the door with his other hand. A woman opened the door and said, “Hello”. The milkman replied, “Hello!” The milkman opened his mouth to say something but he slipped.  All the milk fell on the floor. He felt sad. . He got up and went back home.

Sum up / Conclusion

Reinforce the concept of e/es, do/does and do not/does not.


Change the following sentences into negative and interrogative sentences.

  1. Ahmed drives a big red car.
  2. Sophia and Saba speak English very well.
  3. I polish my shoes every day and wash my clothes too.

Follow up

Just think if the roses were black or brown,
My love for you would never be express,
but the roses are always red and pink.
Finally I just want to say I love you.
Happy propose day 2013 to you dear.



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