The Green Lady (present, past and future forms revision)

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Grammar - present, past and future forms

present, past and future forms revision


In this lesson students get an opportunity to talk about colours and their role in our daily lives, learn some vocabulary related to house interior and revise present, past and future forms.

A2 / Pre‐Intermediate60 minStandard LessonUnlimited Plan


In the warm-up activity students look at five pictures related to house interior. They focus on seven specific objects and match them with their names in a box (e.g. knobs, towels). After that, they engage in a short discussion about their own houses. The aim of the next exercise is to pre-teach students the vocabulary they’ll later hear in a video. They look at a box with eight words and use them to complete eight gapped phrases. This part of the lesson leads to a video about a very unusual resident of Brooklyn and three questions about her which students have to answer. Then, they focus on a set of eight phrases, watch the video again and decide whether the woman uses them in the present, past or future. Next, they reflect on the video and relate its theme to the role of colours in their own lives.


The listening activities are followed by grammar practice. First, students analyse seven gapped sentences and complete them with one auxiliary verb each so that they’re true for the main character of the video. Afterwards, they look at seven jumbled questions and have to put the words in the correct order. Once they know the correct answers, they discuss them with their partners. The final activity gives them a chance to revise present, past and future forms. Students have to write three sentences about themselves: one in the present, one in the past and one in the future and make sure that one of them is true and two are false. To make it more challenging, they should include the words and phrases which they studied earlier in the lesson. Then, they read their sentences to each other and try to guess which sentences are false. 



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  1. Audrey S

    What a cute video! Great exercises too!

    1. Ewa

      I’m glad you like the lesson 🙂

  2. Kelley F

    This is exactly what I needed for my class of Japanese high school students..they LOVE cute!

    1. Ewa

      That’s great to hear 🙂

  3. Renata Álvares

    She’s awesome <3

  4. Blaithin Nugent

    I really like this class, I adapted it a little with fewer exercises and more conversation. Using it again tomorrow. Thanks so much!

    1. Ewa

      Thanks for your feedback, Blaithin 🙂 We always try to include as much conversation as possible in our lessons. Communication is the whole point of learning English, isn’t it?

  5. Utalk

    loved this lesson 🙂 thank you

    1. Ewa

      Thanks 🙂

  6. Feruza

    Hello, I have just joined and looking forward to using the material in my classes.

    The lessons look impressive, detailed.
    Thank you

    Will be back to let you know how it goes.

    1. Ewa

      Great to have you here 🙂

  7. Lignum Nyelviskola

    It is a controversial video, so that was the reason why I loved it!

    1. Ewa

      I’m happy to hear that. Hope your students enjoy the lesson 🙂

  8. Ruveyda

    awesome lesson plan

    1. Ewa


  9. Neah Gill

    I loved this one.

  10. CVecchio

    I’m trying this one for the first time today. I also decided to add an ‘object hunt’ – my class is online, so sometimes it’s nice to get students up and doing something other than just seating and looking at the screen. I made a list of objects they should look for in their home and bring to their desk (ex. Something fluffly, a special/favourite item, something greem, a kitchen utensil etc), then they will describe them in more detail or tell me the story behind these objects and we’ll work on some adjectives. I think it pairs nicely with the first exercise here from this activity. The GRammar part will be for homework.

    1. Ewa

      The task does work nicely here and will definetely engage your students in the lesson. I’m sure more teachers will use it. Thanks for sharing!


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