Continuous Tense

Subject:  English Studies 


Class: Basic 1 / Primary 1 / Year 1


Term: Third Term / 3rd Term


Week: Week 4



Week 4

Identification – Identify self , family members father mother brother sisters etc.

Speech Work – Pronunciation practice eg  /o/ and /t/

Structure – Continuous actions

Vocabulary – New words

Reading – Days of the week

Writing – Word formation




Previous Knowledge: The pupils have previous knowledge of


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that was taught in their previous lesson.



Behavioural  Objectives : At the end of the lesson, learners will be able to

  • Identify Oneself, family members mother, father and others
  • Pronounce words with sounds like /o/ and /t/
  • Make sentences in present continuous tense


Instructional Materials 

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Online Resource
  • Textbooks
  • Laptop
  • Jolly Phonics Materials
  • Sound system
  • Bluetooth speaker


Methods of Teaching 

  • Role modelling
  • Questions and Answers
  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Recitation
  • Imitation
  • Story Telling
  • Dramatization




Speech Work – Pronunciation practice of words with sounds /o/ and /t/

Pronunciation practice of words with sound /o/


2) cup

3) onto

4) love

5) otter

6) October

7) olive

(8) hop

(9) Top

(10) pot


Pronunciation practice of words with sound /t/

(1) to


(2) top


(3) Time


(4) get


(5) comment


(6) pot


(7) hot


(8) tick


(9) butter


(10) later


Identification of Oneself and Others. 

My name is _____________.

I am ______ years old.

The name of my school is _____________

The name of my teacher is _____________

I am a very good _____________

My religion is _____________

The names of my parents are _____________

We are _____________

The name of my father is _____________

The name of my mother is _____________

We are _____________ people in my family.

I am the _____________ child in the family.

The names of my brothers are _____________

The names of my sisters are _____________

I will like to work as _____________when I grow up


Continuous Tense 

Continuous Tense is used to express what is going on or what was going on during the time in question. Continuous tense may be either in present tense or past tense.

Present continuous tense is used to express action that is going on now.

Examples of sentences in Simple Present Continuous Tenses are 

  • We are singing now
  • She is dancing now
  • Daddy is sleeping now
  • Mummy is cooking now


Days of the week

There are seven days, There are seven days, there are seven days in a week











Presentation  : 

The topic is presented step by step

Step 1 : The class teacher revises the old topic

Step 2 : The class teacher introduces the new topic

Step 3 : The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own contributions and gives room for pupils” participation


Class Teacher And Pupils Activities. Interaction or Participation 

This involves class teacher and pupils’ interaction, conversation, imitation or modeling through discussion, play method or just by recitation or asking and answering questions that are related to the topic that has just been taught

  • The class teacher makes pupils to sing the song of the days of the week
  • The class teacher makes the pupils write out the names of the days of the week




Make sentences with the following continuous words

  1. Jumping _______
  2. Writing _______
  3. Walking ______
  4. Saying ______
  5. Washing ____


Write out the days of the weeks 

  1. _______
  2. _______
  3. _______
  4. _______
  5. _______
  6. _______
  7. _______

Just Expressing Myself 

My name is _______

I am _______ years old

The names of my parents are Mr and Mrs _______

When I grow up, I will like to become a _______

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