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Hello,

I'm currently setting out a Lesson Plan for teaching the Present Continuous, and am struggling with how to introduce the tense to a group of Beginners 2.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Alister
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I don't know quite what you need, Alister, but it seems to me that present continuous is the easiest form to teach-- it is what we are doing at this moment.

What are you doing?
I am having an English lesson.
I am sitting at my desk.
I am holding my pencil in my right hand.

I need to present the situation and I do not how to present or make it
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when i teach the Present Continuous tense (elemenentary level) I usually ue these easy steps:

1. Introduce/ review the Verb BE, in it's different forms..AM, IS, ARE ( Present Tense)

2. Introduce/revi Personal Pronouns, I , HE, SHE, IT, WE, YOU, THEY.

3. Explain/expound the relationship of these two (the verb BE and the Personal Pronouns) when used in a sentence and give examples;
I - AM HE, SHE, IT - IS
YOU - ARE
WE - ARE
THEY - ARE

Example: HE IS dancing.

4. Introduce/review Verbs...ask for examples e.g dance,

5.Explain how to from the Present Participle:Participles = VERB+ ING
example : dance+ ing= dancing (explain that the E in danceshould be dropped)

4. Now, you are ready to present your lesson on PRESENT CONTINUOUS: Define
PRESENT CONTINUOUS = Verb BE + VERB+ ING (present participle)

example: He IS DANCING.

I hope this will help.
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That is nicely simple and straightforward, ayvied, but they are not gerunds (nouns):

5.Explain how to form the PRESENT PARTICIPLES: PARTICIPLES= VERB+ ING
i stand corrected Mr Micawber..yeah, since gerunds are nouns (in the form of Verb+ ing too)
but i should have said the Present Participle (Verb+ing) rather. Thanks
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