What do they do evey day?


 Date: November, 22nd, 2012

School: Art high school “Ionel Perlea”, Slobozia

Teacher: Militaru Nicoleta

Grade: 5

No of students: 18

Time: 50 minutes

Title: What do they do every week?

Type: review

Aims: by the end of the lesson the students will be able to:

  • answer correctly to questions about given pictures
  • identify true and false statements from given sentences
  • fill in blanks with the correct forms of Present Simple Tense (negative and interrogative)
  • use the blog Our English Class in order to fulfill given tasks


  • methods: explanation, exercise, demonstration, conversation
  • means: computers, video projector, power-point presentations, prezi presentation, the blog of the class, worksheets

Skills: speaking, listening, reading, writing

Class management: teacher-students, individual


Activity 1

Checking the homework (7 min)

Students had different pieces of homework which they posted on the blog of the class. I ask some of them to give some examples.

  • Describing a picture using there is and there are

Diana’s answers: There is a doll on the bed. There is a doll on the chair. There are three pens on the table. There is a pencil on the chair.

  • Writing sentences with can and can’t

Maria’s answers: They can write. I can paint. We can’t roller-skate. I can’t play football.

  • Writing a poem with given words

Oana’s answer: I like ice-cream/ I like games/ I like puppies/ But there’s something I don’t like/ I don’t like basketball

  • Activities and days of the week

Adrian’s examples: On Monday, I paint. On Tuesday, I don’t run. On Wednesday, I don’t sing. On Thursday, I write.

Activity 2

Working with Prezi (5min)

I ask them to name different activities in English and then I ask them to pay attention to the presentation and answer the given questions for each picture. After they answer, I click on the next slide for them to check their answers.

Activity 3 (15 min)

Working with the blog

Students log in on kidblog.org/ourenglishclass-2 using their usernames and passwords. I give them a worksheet on which they have to decide if the sentences about different colleagues are true or false.

Activity 4(15min)

Power point presentation A

Students open the first power point I ask them to. They have to fill in with the correct negative forms: don’t or doesn’t.

When they finish, I give them a worksheet in which they have to fill the correct forms they reviewed before.


1. Jack _________ cook.

2. They ________ go to school on Sundays.

3. Julia ________ eat sweets.

4. We ________ study Italian.

5. I ________ like rock music.

6. You ________ speak Japanese.

7.  Helen’s cousin _________ live in Romania.

8. Anna and Dan __________ play basketball on Tuesdays.

9. The boys ________ dance at the weekends.

10. We _________ drink coffee.

Power point presentation B

Students open the first power point I ask them to. They have to fill in with the correct negative forms: do or does.

When they finish, I give them a worksheet in which they have to fill the correct forms they reviewed before.


1. _______ they like ice-cream?

2. _______ she play tennis?

3. _______ you go to school in the morning?

4. _______ Tom speak English?

5. _______ they live in Rome?

6. _______ Helen’s mother work in a supermarket?

7. _______ you eat broccoli?

8. _______ your brother draw?

9. _______ Jack and Chris do their homework together?

10. ________ the children watch TV at night?

Activity 5 (6 min)

Working with the blog/ Homework

I ask students to find on the blog someone who:

  •  Listens to music
  • Visits a museum
  • Walks in the park
  • Rides the bike
  • Plays tennis
  • Sings
  • Plays the piano
  • Draws
  • Watches TV
  • Goes shopping

They will finish the exercise at home.

Activity 6 (2min)


I evaluate my students’ answers and I encourage them to participate further.


One activity that can also be done when teaching and revising Preset Simple Tense is with Hot Potatoes-Jquiz

Example: Students read the following text:


Tom’s father is a bus driver and he wakes up very early in the morning. He starts work at 4 a.m. He drives a new modern bus. He likes to listen to music while he drives.

He comes back home at 2 p.m. He has lunch and then he reads the newspaper.

He always helps Tom with his homework. He likes Art and he helps Tom learn how to paint.

On Sundays they go fishing. Tom always catches big fish. His father likes cooking the fish

Get inspiration from:

I used these ppts. Thank you to Maria,a colleague from Portugal for her wonderful help!

present simple interrogative

present simple negative


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