It’s Celebrate Your Name Week 2017, and it’s a great time to try our Simple Present – Be lesson with your young learners. In this lesson, students will learn the names, ages, and nationalities of our cute characters while learning how to introduce themselves using the simple present. (more…)
Talking about likes and dislikes is a great way to practice the simple present tense. This week’s Spotlight lesson, Frida – Simple Present Reading, introduces your young learners to a girl who likes school, swimming, and basketball.
Join Erica as she makes a movie about her family in this week’s Spotlight lesson, Erica’s Movie. Your students will see the present progressive in context, and they will compare this tense with the simple present in the follow-up tasks. (more…)
What are you doing right now? Are you studying? Are you learning? We’ve completely redone our Present Progressive lesson to give your kids even more practice with this very common verb tense! (more…)
This week’s Spotlight lesson, Cathy and Nate, includes two stories about young love. Cathy’s story uses the simple present, present progressive, simple past, and simple future tenses in context, while Nate’s story focuses on the modal “must.” (more…)
Are your students as excited about spring training as I am? The Blue Jays had a fantastic season last year, and like many Canadians, I jumped on the baseball bandwagon.
Baseball is a great theme for English class, because many kids are familiar with this sport. At this time of year, kids love to play baseball and follow professional baseball. Why not teach them some related vocabulary while introducing or reviewing the Simple Present Tense?
Sprout English’s featured Baseball lesson is perfect for baseball season. After you use this ready-made lesson, try this follow-up listening activity recorded by a nine-year-old Canadian baseball player. Then challenge your students to write and record their own story about their own team or hobby. (more…)
The 2016 Major League Baseball season runs from April 3 to October 2 in the US. Kids can read about a young baseball player in this week’s Spotlight lesson: Baseball – Simple Present Reading. (more…)
This week’s Spotlight lesson, Motorcycle, introduces students to Anthony and Maria, a couple from Italy. In this lesson, students see the present progressive and the simple present in context, and they also get a chance to discuss their own likes and dislikes using gerunds and infinitives. (more…)
A lot of you went back to school recently, and we hope your year is starting off on the right foot! Now is a great time to try this week’s Spotlight lesson on introductions, likes/dislikes, and hobbies. Our Ann: Simple Present Reading lesson is also a great way to introduce or review the simple present verb tense.
English language learners of all levels need the present tense to communicate effectively. Our NEW Simple Present lesson allows lower-level students to learn and practice this common verb tense in a fun and engaging way. The daily routines theme is something all learners can relate to! (more…)