Present Simple and Continuous teacher activities

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POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES

Video differen ce present simple and continuous: cleaning boys year13-14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzL6Ww7xUWc

mr bean present continuous:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aUJBR7oZeg

scenes from tv shows present continuous;:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVuVrVr4dvI

lemon tree song with video (funny):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV_yOSXVm4k

simpsons old video present continuous:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RYdMEDfRdU

pieces of songs with present simple:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scjALd4iIaE

RAP SONG ABOUT PRESENT SIMPLE GRAMMAR:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xfyur6CB7M

 

Present Simple and Present Continuous exercises

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PRACTISE THESE LINKS:

 

PRESENT SIMPLE AND CONTINUOUS GAMES

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-games/present-simple-and-present-continuous

 

 

http://www.eslgamesworld.com/members/games/grammar/present%20tenses/present%20tenses%20snakes%20and%20ladders.html

http://www.swfcabin.com/open/1316627373

http://eslgamesworld.com/members/games/grammar/fling%20the%20teacher/actionverbs/present%20progressive%20multiple%20choice.html

ONLY PRESENT CONTINUOUS

http://www.eslgamesplus.com/present-progressive-continuous-esl-grammar-fun-game-online/

http://www.eslgamesplus.com/action-verbs-present-progressive-grammar-game-rally-game/

 

 

GAMES IN GENERAL GOOD WEBSITE

http://www.eslgamesplus.com/present-progressive-continuous-esl-grammar-fun-game-online/

http://www.pearltrees.com/oksanochka/present-simple-continuous/id7161298

 

SPEAKING AND WRITING: YOUR HOBBIES

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What are your hobbies?

Talk about your hobbies, explain why you like them and add an image about one of them.

Video about going to the beach:  Can you comment on it?

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Present Simple and Present Continuous

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1.Present Simple

1.1.Form:

Click and find a powerpoint about the Present Simple:

presentsimple3

 

 

Past Continuous and Past Simple: EXERCISES

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EXERCISES TO PRACTISE PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONTIUOUS

Exercises on past simple:

http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/past_simple.htm

http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/exercises/past_mistakes.htm

Exercises on past continuous:

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/past-continuous-exercise-1.html

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/tests/past-progressive-1

https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb-tenses_past-continuous-quiz.htm

Contrast past simple and past continuous:

http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/exercises/past_cont_3.htm

http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/exercises/pasts_pastper.htm

http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/exercises/past_perfect.htm

Exercises – Past Progressive

Fill in the correct form of the verb in Past Progressive (Continuous) or Past Simple as in the examples.

  1. Tom was wrapping the gift when I walked in the room. (wrap / walk)
  2. Did he comfort her while she was crying? (comfort / cry)
  3. What were you doing when the accident occurred? (do / occur)
  1. What _______the manager ________ at 7:00 pm yesterday? (do)
  2. Tina and Shelly ____________ to the hotel when it _________ to rain. (walk/start)
  3. When Donny _________ the room, everyone ______________. (enter/talk)
  4. I _________ in the sales department when I first _________ Sofie. (work/meet)
  5. My brother ______the computer while I ______ for my trip. (use/pack)
  6. ______ you ______ attention when the teacher ______ your name? (pay/call)
  7. We ______ TV when the lighting ________. (watch/ strike)
  8. She _______ about me behind my back, wasn’t she? (whisper)
  9. ______ the client really ______out while Troy ______ the proposal? (walk / present)

    Answers:

    1. was/doing
    2. were walking/started
    3. entered/was talking
    4. was working/met
    5. was using/was packing
    6. Were/paying/called
    7. were watching/struck
    8. was whispering
    9. Did/walk/was presenting
    10. was eating/knocked
    HTTP://WWW.GINGERSOFTWARE.COM/CONTENT/GRAMMAR-RULES/VERBS/THE-PAST-PROGRESSIVE-TENSE/

Past Continuous and Past Simple: THEORY

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http://i.ytimg.com/vi/0KEWALU6c24/hqdefault.jpg

PAST CONTINUOUS: USE

http://hortensiaribas.blogspot.com.es/2011/02/past-continuous.html

 

simple-past-past-continuous

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kwi84snRLVE/U49WlCEYs3I/AAAAAAAAEC4/Yw75C8RnXVo/s1600/simple-past-past-continuous.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://starsandstripesenglish.com/diagram-past-continuous/

PAST SIMPLE

 

Past Simple: Form

https://english-primary-3rd-cycle.wikispaces.com/file/view/Wiki_English_Explain_Past_Simple_03.png/207714228/720×307/Wiki_English_Explain_Past_Simple_03.png

http://faraheybbel.blogspot.com.es/2012/03/simple-past-and-past-continous-tense.html

 

 

Uses of the Past Simple

Past Simple Boy Past Simple Boy

Uses

Examples

Actions that started and finished in the past
Acciones que comenzaron y terminaron en el pasado (normalmente se indica cuándo ocurrió, es decir, hay un adverbio de tiempo que lo indica)
I didn’t go to the beach last Sunday
Actions that happened one after the other in the past (like in a story)
Acciones que suceden una detrás de otra en el pasado, como sucede cuando contamos una historia.
I went into the disco and Isaw my favourite girl, then Iasked her to dance,………

With the Past Continuous to refer to a short action that interrupts a longer one.
Con el Past Continuous para referirnos a una acción corta que interrumpe a otra más larga.

The TV broke when she was watching the football match

Thanks to Isabel Perez:

http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/use/pastuse.htm

https://martazafraingles.wikispaces.com/file/view/simplepastandcontinuous(sppc)%20contrast.png/487468350/simplepastandcontinuous(sppc)%20contrast.png   https://martazafraingles.wikispaces.com/Past+Simple+vs.+Past+Continuous

 

YOUTUBE VIDEO ABOUT PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONTINUOUS

1ST VIDEO: PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONTINUOUS

2OND VIDEO: PAST SIMPLE AND MR BEAN

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Remember that stative verbs are not used in the Past Continuous:

Verbs not normally used in the continuous form
We use the continuous tenses, both past and present, with actions but notwith verbs that refer to states and feelings. The simple past tense andsimple present tense are used for such stative verbs. Some of the stative verbs include: feel, hear, see, smell, taste, believe, doubt, forget, know,understand, wish, like, love, desire, notice, remember, and want..

Example: I forgot your name. (NOT I was forgetting your name.)
Example: He believes what I say. (NOT He is believing what I say.)
Example: We understood the instructions. (NOT We were understanding the instructions.)
Example: Do you hear that noise? (NOT: Are you hearing that noise?)
Example: Did you hear that noise? (NOT: Were you hearing that noise?)

ADVERBS USED WITH THE PAST SIMPLE AND THE PAST CONTINUOUS

PAST & PAST PROGRESSIVE ADVERBS
Past tense verbs are used with adverbs specifying a past time or frequency of occurence. The emphasis is on action.
AT, IN, ON AGO, LAST THIS, THAT
A specific time in the past (clendar or clock times) A past time based on quantity or calendar units A past time before the current time  (near, far)
at 6:00 AM(at noon, at midnight) a day ago (second, minute, hour, , week, month, year) this monday (week, month, year)  “the near, recent one”
on January 10 (Thursday) last night (week, month, winter, year) that monday (week, month, year)
in January (month)  / in 2006 (year) / yesterday these/ those weeks (days, months, years)
in the 1960s (the 1800s, the early times)

 

 

PAST PROGRESSIVE
 Adverbs used with past progressive tense tend to emphasize frequency, duration or repetition.
The volcano was erupting  for over month. (indefinite quantity of time)
A journalist was photographing the event from April to December. (time range)
People were often wondering  when it would stop. (emphasis on frequency)
Airplanes were not flying  while it was happening. (relative time)

 

 

Simple past tense

The simple past tense is commonly used with time expressions referring to the past. Examples are: yesterday, last year, ago, in 2006 etc.

  • My father came here yesterday.
  • I saw him last week.
  • His father died two years ago.

The adverbs never, always, seldom, often, frequently, occasionally, once, twice, thrice etc., can also be used with the simple past tense.

  • He never invited me to his parties.
  • I met him once.
  • She seldom stepped out of her home.
  • She frequently changed jobs.

Past continuous tense

The past continuous tense is used to talk about actions and situations that were in progress at a particular point of time in the past. When we use the past continuous tense we usually also state when that particular activity was in progress. For this purpose, we use a time expression or a time clause.

 

 

EXERCISES TO PRACTISE PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONTIUOUS

Exercises on past simple:

http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/past_simple.htm

http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/exercises/past_mistakes.htm

Exercises on past continuous:

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/past-continuous-exercise-1.html

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/tests/past-progressive-1

https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb-tenses_past-continuous-quiz.htm

 

Contrast past simple and past continuous:

http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/exercises/past_cont_3.htm

http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/exercises/pasts_pastper.htm

http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/exercises/past_perfect.htm

Exercises – Past Progressive

Fill in the correct form of the verb in Past Progressive (Continuous) or Past Simple as in the examples.

  1. Tom was wrapping the gift when I walked in the room. (wrap / walk)
  2. Did he comfort her while she was crying? (comfort / cry)
  3. What were you doing when the accident occurred? (do / occur)
  1. What _______the manager ________ at 7:00 pm yesterday? (do)
  2. Tina and Shelly ____________ to the hotel when it _________ to rain. (walk/start)
  3. When Donny _________ the room, everyone ______________. (enter/talk)
  4. I _________ in the sales department when I first _________ Sofie. (work/meet)
  5. My brother ______the computer while I ______ for my trip. (use/pack)
  6. ______ you ______ attention when the teacher ______ your name? (pay/call)
  7. We ______ TV when the lighting ________. (watch/ strike)
  8. She _______ about me behind my back, wasn’t she? (whisper)
  9. ______ the client really ______out while Troy ______ the proposal? (walk / present)
  10. This morning, while I ________ breakfast, someone _______ on the door. (eat /knock)

Answers:

  1. was/doing
  2. were walking/started
  3. entered/was talking
  4. was working/met
  5. was using/was packing
  6. Were/paying/called
  7. were watching/struck
  8. was whispering
  9. Did/walk/was presenting
  10. was eating/knocked
http://www.gingersoftware.com/content/grammar-rules/verbs/the-past-progressive-tense/

 

 

Writing plan for Compositions.

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When you write the composition, use the following writing plan.

WRITING PLAN                  (made by English Department from IPM, Institut Premià de Mar, Premià de Mar, Barcelona)

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CONTENT
TITLE:
MAIN IDEAS:

1.

2.

3.

ORGANISATION (DRAFT)
 

NUMBER OF PARAGRAPHS: ____

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

 

 

BODY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION:

 

 

 

SPECIFIC CONNECTORS:

 

LANGUAGE
VERB TENSE I HAVE TO USE:
SPECIFIC VOCABULARY:

 

 

CHECKLIST (tick the box)                                                                                                 
I CHECKED GRAMMAR
I CHECKED WORD ORDER (subject+verb+object)
I CHECKED SPELLING
I CHECKED PUNCTUATION
I CHECKED LAYOUT
I CHECKED LENGTH (number of words: ______)

Song to practise the Present Simple: Cheerleader.

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Uses of the Present Simple.

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Look at the song and comment the uses of the Present Simple.

Adverbs that usuallly appear in the Present Simple. Find some of these adverbs in the song.

Lyrics inside the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc8H_68oEoo

OMI LYRICS

Descarga el Tono “Cheerleader (Felix …” a tu Móvil

“Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)”

[Verse 1:]
When I need motivation
My one solution is my queen
‘Cause she stays strong
Yeah, yeah
She is always in my corner
Right there when I want her
All these other girls are tempting
But I’m empty when you’re gone
And they say[Pre-hook:]
Do you need me?
Do you think I’m pretty?
Do I make you feel like cheating?
I’m like no, not really ’cause[Hook:]
Oh, I think that I’ve found myself a cheerleader
She is always right there when I need her
Oh, I think that I’ve found myself a cheerleader
She is always right there when I need her

[Verse 2:]
She walks like a model
She grants my wishes
Like a genie in a bottle
Yeah, yeah
‘Cause I’m the wizard of love
And I got the magic wand
All these other girls are tempting
But I’m empty when you’re gone
And they say

[Pre-hook:]
Do you need me?
Do you think I’m pretty?
Do I make you feel like cheating?
I’m like no, not really ’cause

[Hook:]
Oh, I think that I’ve found myself a cheerleader
She is always right there when I need her
Oh, I think that I’ve found myself a cheerleader
She is always right there when I need her

[Instrumental break]

[Bridge:]
She gives me love and affection
Baby, did I mention
You’re the only girl for me
No, I don’t need a next one
Mama loves you too
She thinks I made the right selection
Now all that’s left to do
Is just for me to pop the question

[Hook:]
Oh, I think that I’ve found myself a cheerleader
She is always right there when I need her
Oh, I think that I’ve found myself a cheerleader
She is always right there when I need her

 

 

Grammar unit 1: Present Continuous

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Present Continuous (also known as Present Progressive: també anomenat Present Progressive)

The present progressive puts emphasis on the course or duration of an action.

Time line

Exercises on Present Continuous:

Affirmative sentences:

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/present-progressive/form/exercises?form02

Grammar unit 1: Interrogative sentences

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INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES:

WORD ORDER

Look at the chart below with the order for each of these type of questions

1) Yes /no questions

2)wh-questions

3)subject questions

word order

 

 

WORD ORDER IN INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES

for Present simple, Present Continuous, Past Simple, Past Continuous,  and Present Perfect1)Yes /no questionswh-word  + subject +verb+ (…)?Does Jane like coffee?2)wh-questions

wh-word + auxiliary (do/does/did/have/has) +subject+ verb in base form

What does Jane like?

3)subject questions

who/what +verb+ object

Who likes coffee?

 

 

Examples of interrogative questions: 

In the chart below you can see:

yes/no questions

wh-questions

 

 

word-order-in-questions1

 

 

Exercises on interrogative sentences:

1)Interrogative sentences in the present simple:

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-present/form/exercises?04

2)Interrogative sentences in the present continuous:

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/present-progressive/form/exercises?form04

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/present-progressive/form/exercises?form05 (this exercise is copied below)

3) Interrogative sentences in the past simple:

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-past/exercises?06

4)Write more questions in different tenses.

 

 

Exercise on questions with interrogative particles

Ask for the information in the bold part of the sentence.

  1. Ashley is going to a restaurant. –
  2. Gareth is reading the paper. –
  3. Stacey is playing in the garden. –
  4. She is wearing a red dress. –
  5. Britney is doing her homework. –
  6. Mandy is leaving at nine. –
  7. Joe is repairing his bike. –
  8. Amanda is going out with Dan. –
  9. They are meeting at two o’clock. –
  10. Sandy is looking for Phil. –

 

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