A Lesson Plan in English
Prepared by: Cyra P. Nerpiol
At the end of the lesson, the students should be able to:
Distinguish the difference between Present Continuous tense from other tenses especially the Present Tense. Compare and contrast the meaning of a sentence as to the use of Present Continuous Tense from other tenses. Analyze the correct usage of the Present Continuous tense.
“Present Continuous Tense”
video “Laughing With” by Regina Spektor
1. Watch an inspirational video or a movie clip.
2. “Laughing With” by Regina Spektor
B. Exploration& Explanation
1. Present Continuous form: (am/is/are + present participle) Examples:
You are watching TV.
Are you watching TV?
You are not watching TV.
USE 1 Now
Use the Present Continuous with Normal Verbs to express the idea that something is happening now, at this very moment. It can also be used to show that something is not happening now. Examples:
You are learning English now.
You are not swimming now.
Are you sleeping?
I am sitting.
I am not standing.
USE 2 Longer Actions in Progress Now
In English, "now" can mean: this second, today, this month, this year, this century, and so on. Sometimes, we use the Present Continuous to say that we are in the process of doing a longer action which is in progress; however, we might not be doing it at this exact second. Examples: (All of these sentences can be said while eating dinner in a restaurant.) I am studying to become a doctor.
I am not studying to become a dentist.
I am reading the book Tom Sawyer.
I am not reading any books right now.
USE 3 Near Future
Sometimes, speakers use the Present Continuous to indicate that something will or will not happen in the near future. Examples:
I am meeting some friends after work.
I am not going to the party tonight.
Is he visiting his parents next weekend?
Isn't he coming with...
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