Lesson Plan 12 Tenses: Present Continuous Tense

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Lesson Plan 12 Tenses: Present Continuous Tense includes objectives, prerequisites, overview, the material  used in class, lesson plan, pdf of the lesson plan, methods of teaching lesson, lesson outcome, self-evaluation or critical analysis, and worksheet of the Lesson Plan 12 Tenses: Present Continuous Tense

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Objectives of the Lesson Plan 12 Tenses: Present Continuous Tense

Students will be able to

  • understand and practise using the present continuous tense,
  • know that a temporary action is happening in the present,
  • Understand that what is happening in the current situation is quite different from a position or situation that happened in the past,
  • know that present continuous tense can be used for future tense,
  • understand that the particular action is happening at a particular time in the future,
  • Use the present continuous tense to talk about the future,
  • know that the present continuous tense can be used for a habitual action.

Prerequisites of Present Continuous Tense Lesson Plan

Students are already comfortable with understanding

  • sentence structure,
  • number of tenses in English grammar,
  • assertive, negative, and interrogative sentence structures,
  • number of tenses in the present tense

Exclusions from Lesson Plan Present Continuous Tense

Students have to avoid

Lesson Plan 12 Tenses: Present Continuous Tense

Lesson Overview

Lesson Plan 12 Tenses: Present Continuous Tense


Name of the School: 

Target Class: 



Total Periods Allotted: 1

Duration: 45 Minutes

Name of the Teacher: 

The topic of Lesson Plan or Sub-topic: 12 Tenses_Present Continuous Tense

Material  Used in Class for teaching tenses:

  • English Grammar, Tense Charts, Chalk, White Board, White Board Markers, Big Clock, Note Books, Work Sheet, Digital Board, and if possible internet connection.

Lesson Plan Activity in Classroom: Present Continuous Tense


Stage Instructions Black Board Activity Timings
Target Language

Learning English language, 

1. Ask students to listen write in your note book. 2. Check their notebooks?

Uses of Present Continuous, 

She is playing hockey.

They are going to Jaipur


7 mins.
Understang Meaning

1. Ask students what are you doing when a teacher is teaching you. 2. What are you doing in the classroom? Check Students’ concept: Are you preparing for the test?

When are you going to Delhi?

What are you doing?

Are you feeling well?

We are writing while the teacher is teaching.

Are you attending the school regularly.

We are preparing for the test. The fan is working.; The students are reading in the classroom.


5 mins.
Pronunciation Drill sentences with the letter “w” as the focus. Wh-questions 3 mins
Pair Activity

1. Ask students to sit with their friends. 2. first pair will write assertive sentences. Second pair will write wh questions. Third group will write simple interrogative sentences.


He is going to Chandigarh tomorrow.

Are you writing your homework?

What are you doing tomorrow?

When are your father coming?

How are feeling now?

Are you feeling fine now?

Writing Excercise 1. Write down 10 exercises to fill in the correct form of verbs. Home Work: 2. Ask the students to write 10 sentences of the present continuous tense at home.

Look! they ……………. (go) down.


  • I’m just leaving work. …
  • Mary is going to a new school next term. …
  • At eight o’clock we are usually having breakfast. …
  • Michael is at university. …
  • These days most people are using email instead of writing letters. …
  • The children are growing up quickly. …
  • It’s always raining in London.


15 mins

 Write down the structure of Present Indefinite Tense

2. Uses of Present Continuous Tense


1. Present Continuous Tense is for an action going at the time of speaking:

  1. She is working (now).
  2. The girls are playing tennis

2. Present Continuous Tense is for an action that has already been arranged to take place shortly:

  1. I am going to Mumbai tonight.
  2. My mom is arriving tomorrow.

The following verbs are not normally used in ContinuousTense:

see, smell, hear, notice, recognize appear, look. seem, want, wish, desire, hate, hope.

Wrong: These oranges are testing sour. He is seeming sad. He is having a mobile.

Right: These oranges taste sour. He seems sad. He has a mobile.

Assertive Sentence: Subject +is/am/are+ V1+ing + Object;


Example:  I am speaking English

Negative Sentence: Subject +is/am/are+not+ V1+ing + Object.

Example:  I am not speaking English

Interrogative Sentence: Is/am/are+Subject+V1+ing+O?;

Example:  Am I speaking English?

Negative Interrogative SentenceIs/am/are+Subject+not+V1+ing+O?;

Example: Am I not speaking English?

 5 mins.
Lesson Plan: Present Continuous Tense


Method of teaching Lesson

  1. Teach students what to say when they are stumped.
  2. Students should speak in complete sentences.
  3. When calling on students, use randomization and rotation.
  4. Make use of total response signals.
  5. Use visuals and vocabulary strategies to help you achieve your goal.
  6. Students should take part in structured conversations.

The Goal for Students after the Lesson

  • Acquire Listening skills and word pronunciation.
  • English Grammar skills help in writing and speaking skills 
  • Writing senteces on their own on habits, daily routine, and universal truths.
  • Importance of tenses in our life.

Assessment Exercises/ Activities/Methods

  • Fill in the blanks with correct forms of verbs for examination puposes.
  • Underlining the important words  which help them to understand the structure of the sentences.
  • Ask the students to write 10 sentences where Present Continuous Tense is used.
  • Understanding the text by providing critical analysis of passages.
  • Talking about the importance of language in excelling in an academic career.


Learning Outcome 

  • Students will learn the value of tenses in general and Present Continuous in particular.
  • Students can start filling the correct forms of verbs in examinations.
  • Students will start reading and identifying the structure of Present Continuous tense.
  • Students can increase their LSRW (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).
  • Students can write something on their daily work.

Critical Analysis of Lesson Plan

When you’ve finished teaching Present Indefinite Tense, write a reflection on what happened.
  • Did students achieve the lesson’s intended learning outcomes?
  • What is your reasoning? Consider your contribution to their success.
  • Was the timeframe of 45 minutes reasonable? Were your instructions crystal clear?
  • Did the activities you planned to support the intended learning outcomes, or did they deviate from them?
  • Were activities in your class adequately modified for special needs students?
  • What activities would you engage in again? What would you change the next time?
  • Present Indefinite Tense took 5 mins. extra. This time it is fine, the lesson finished in time.

The Present Continuous Tense: Lesson Worksheet

  • Can we use these verbs, see, smell, hear, notice, recognize appear, look. seem, want, wish, desire, hate, hope.,in Present Continuous Tense?
  • Choose Right and wrong:

    These oranges are testing sour. These oranges taste sour.  He is seeming sad. He is having a mobile. These oranges taste sour. He seems sad. He has a mobile.

  • Make a sentence on the basis of Negative Sentence: Subject +is/am/are+not+ V1+ing + Object
  • It’s always……. (rain) in London. (Correct form of verb)
  • I am going to Mumbai tonight.(Right/wrong)
  • S+IS/AM/ARE+VI+ING+O, write a sentence


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