1. Topic-
Spare time/Hobbies and getting to know your peers.
2. Content-
Conversational questions and answers related to hobbies. Integrating the use of present simple and present perfect progressive parts of speech.
New vocabulary: Recreation, leisure activities, interests, pastime,collecting, playing, surfing, guitar.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will be able to ask and answer questions about their hobbies.
2.Students will learn how to keep the conversation flowing by asking follow-up questions.
3.Students will understand the uses of present simple and present perfect progressive parts of speech.
4. Objectives-
1.To teach new vocabulary related to the topic of hobbies and how to use it in forming questions.
2.To teach the functions of present simple and present perfect progressive and how to use them in conversations using the supplied vocabulary and the vocab introduced by the students.

5. Materials and Aids-
White board, worksheets, laptop, projector, PowerPoint presentation relating to hobbies, guitar.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Write a list of hobbies on the board. These will include: listening to music, surfing the Internet, playing video games, collecting coins, reading books. Ask the students if they enjoy any of these hobbies.
2.Write two sentences on the board pertaining to one of the hobbies.'I enjoy collecting coins'. 'I have been collecting coins for three years'.
3.Ask the students if they can name more hobbies and write them on the board for them to see.

B. Development-

1.Explain to the students that the first sentence 'I enjoy collecting coins', is the present simple form of the verb 'enjoy'. Give other examples of present simple verbs. Explain that the second sentence 'I have been collecting coins for three years', is the present perfect progressive form of the action 'collecting'. Explain how to make the present perfect progressive form by adding 'have been'. Give other example such as 'have been playing', 'have been reading'.
2.Introduce new vocabulary by using them in questions. Explain that these words are synonyms of hobby. 'What are your interests'? 'What is your favorite pastime'? 'What do you do for recreation'? 'Do you have any leisure activities'? Explain the uses of the words 'since' and 'for' when answering questions and give an example. 'I have been collecting coins for two years.' 'I have been playing guitar since I was 17 years old.'
3.Ask the students to repeat these new vocabulary words. Use alternate spellings if they appear to have trouble with the pronunciations. Finally, ask the students if they have any questions.

C. Practice-

1. Begin the PowerPoint and read aloud the sentences on each slide. Cue the students to repeat these sentences. Alternate between reading to the students, and allowing them to read without any help.
2.Make two columns on the whiteboard. On the left side write these words in any random order: collecting, playing, surfing, reading, watching. On the right side write the following in any random order: TV, coins, Internet, books, guitar. Tell the students you will point to a word and ask them to read it aloud. Then ask them to match the word with a hobby on the right side. Call on students individually or ask as a whole.
3.Pass out the interview worksheets. Pair the students together and explain one of them will be Student A, asking the questions, and the other will be Student B, answering the questions. Student A will write down the answers given by Student B and use those for follow-up questions. Tell them to practice using the present perfect progressive and present simple forms when answering questions. After they have finished, the students will swap roles and repeat the process.

D. Independent Practice-

Take the worksheets and pass them out randomly to the students. The students should still be in pairs. You want the students to have a worksheet that did not belong to them or their partner. Choose a pair of students and ask them to read aloud the questions and answers from the worksheets they have. Continue until everyone has had a chance to read.

F. Checking for understanding-

Ask students to write a short paragraph summarizing what they learned today.

G. Closure-

Tell the students they did a great job today. Ask them if they have any questions. Use the remaining time to let the students interview YOU about your hobbies. As a fun and interesting time filler, play a song on the guitar.

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