Present Continuous A1 Beginner Lesson Plan ESL / TEFL

Grade Levels
12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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In this unit we will learn how to use the present continuous to express an event that is happening right now or in the future.

This lesson plan is available in three formats:

PDF for classroom teaching.

Editable Google Slides for distance, independent learning or to use for homework.

PowerPoint for home, offline learning for the student.

This is an A1 Beginner ESL lesson plan from the A1 Coursebook


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This lesson plan includes:

A cover page

A warmer

Main usage


Rules including any exceptions


Two closed exercises

One open exercise

Revision / Comprehension exercise

Chatterbox - A feature throughout our course books that encourages conversation

Activity - E.g Game, quiz, puzzle etc to finish the class.

Answer key

This lesson plan is for ESL students from 14 years to adults and should take around 60-90 minutes depending on teacher style.


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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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