Countries: Present Simple Affirmative, Negative and Question Forms

Countries: Present Simple Affirmative, Negative and Question Forms

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Countries: Present Simple Affirmative, Negative and Question Forms
This is good for an intro to the Present Simple forms (+ve, -ve and ?). First, I have the flags of the countries printed individually and pasted on the walls of the classroom so students can get into groups and do a "wall walk". This is a good way to start a lesson especially if it's after lunch or the last session and students are tired and need to get up and walking around. I ask them to discuss what they think these countries have in common with their group. (Answer: they all speak English). Next, give them the worksheet and ask them to work alone to match the flags with the countries. Once you've done that ask them to read the texts and match a country to the texts - don't give them the answers to the gap-fill (cut it off and give later) or they will start doing it instead of reading the text (skimming) to find out which country it is. Then give them the answers for the gap-fills and let them fill them in. Then let them answer the questions on the next page, and once that is done they can do the mingling activity (find someone who). Finally, do the last page with them by eliciting the target language / sentence (ask them about the things they learned from the mingling activity). Then do an example of the whiteboard of positive, negative and question form and allow them to complete the rest of the worksheet.