Sep 26 2016
Topic. The vine-dresser. Usage Present simple in 3rd person singular.
I. Pre-teach: Read § 17 – 18 of the grammar book. learn the words from exercise 5 by heart.
II. Present Simple tense has these peculiarities in the 3rd person singular:
1. we add – s in the third person singular (he, she, it) to the stem of the verb.
- if the stem of the verb ends in -s, -ss, -ch, -sh, -tch, -x, -z та -o , then we add the ending – es
to match – matches, to teach – teaches, to mix – mixes, to go – goes
- if the stem of the verb ends in consonant + -y, then -y is changed into i + es
to fly – flies, to study – studies
2. the verb to be is an exception from the rule , it has the form IS in the third person singular
IV. Look at the hand-out “Actions”. In pairs, choose an action, mime it to the group, let them guess which action it is, say it in a sentence.
V. Make a story of what God does as a true vine-dresser and what a branch does. Use the words below if possible. Collect students’ stories, randomly choose one and read in front of the class. Students listen to the chosen story and check the correct usage of -s ending in the 3rd person singular.