A1 Beginner English Lesson Plan – Present Simple Tense – Action Verbs

English Lesson PLan for Beginners + Present Simple Tense - Action Verbs

This English lesson is for you if:

ESL/EFL teachers
  • You work with beginner level (A1) English learners.
  • You follow the CEFR standards of teaching.
  • You would like to introduce a different voice and pronunciation to your students.
Important Note!
  • Please note, this lesson plan does not include an audio file!
  • This means that, for exercise 1 in the beginning of the lesson, it is the teacher who should read the text to the students!


The package includes:

  • English Lesson for beginners. (.pdf) – 9 pages
  • Answer Sheet (.pdf)

About the lesson (plan)

  • English Grammar: Present Simple Tense (Formation: statements, questions, answers)
  • Target Vocabulary: Action verbs (suitable for this level)

Presentation: (pages 2, 3)

  • Listen to the text and fill in the blanks.
  • – Nina tells a short story about what she and her friend, Nina, do during the week days, and the weekend.(To complete this exercise, read the full text from the Answer Sheet, and let students fill in the blanks.)

  • Match the verbs with the pictures.
  • – 8 verbs must be matched with the respective pictures.

  • Mark the sentences T for True, and F for False.
  • – 6 sentences related to exercise 1, p. 2. Students mark the sentences to check how well they understood the information from the Listen and fill in the blanks exercise.

  • Answer the questions.
  • – 8 questions related to exercise 1, p. 2. This also checks how well the information from the exercise has been understood. Also, practices how well students may answer questions in Present Simple Tense.

Grammar Box (page 4, 5)
  • full grammar explanations with graphics.
  • suitable examples for the level matching the target grammar for the lesson

Practice: (pages 6, 7)

  • Underline the correct form of the verbs in italics.
  • – 8 sentences which focus on checking how well students understand the usage of Present Simple (Tests target grammar.)

  • Make questions.
  • – 8 sentences which students must turn into questions. Trains question making in Present Simple.

  • Find the verbs from the box in the puzzle below.
  • – 8 focus vocabulary verbs are in a box. A puzzle is below. Students must find and circle the verbs in the puzzle. (Practices focus vocabulary.)

  • Write the verbs from exercise 3 under the correct picture.
  • – Students write the verbs they found in the puzzle above under the correct picture. (Practices focus vocabulary.)

Production ( page 8) – 2 assignments

  • Pair work.
  • – Student A tells Student B about what they do during the week/weekend. (Much like Exercise 1 in the beginning of this lesson.)

  • Pair work. Puzzle creation.
  • – There are two sets of boxes, which contain focus vocabulary verbs. Student A and B use the verbs from one of the boxes to create a puzzle, much like the one on page 7, and let their partner solve it when done. While creating their puzzles pairs must be separated from one another, so they cannot see what their partner is doing. They should only know what verbs they need to use to make their puzzles.

    Any of these two activities may be used for homework, and then played out during the next lesson.

    Credits (page 9)



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