Monsters Inc. (Present Simple and Present Continuous)

As I have already told you in this post I love Claudio’s blog: Movie Segments to Asses Grammar Goals. I have been inspired by him so I will share with you one lesson plan I have prepared to revise the use of  Present Simple and Present Continuous. It is based on this scene from the movie Monsters Inc. You should start watching from minute 4:50 onwards :

And here go the activities:

1) Complete the sentences with the appropriate tense ( Present Simple and Present Continuous)

a)      Every day, Sulley _______________ (drive) to work. However, today they ____________ (walk)

b)      Right now, Mike _______________ (talk) to Sulley’s mum on the phone.

c)      Afterwards, they often ______________ (watch) tv, but today they __________ (also / star) on a tv commercial.

d)      Sulley and Mike _____________ (not exercise) together. Sulley ______ (do) his routine and Mike __________ (guide) him.

e)      Then, Sulley always ______________ (brush) his teeth.

f)        Sulley usually ____________ (get up) at 6:00 but today he ____________ (still/ sleep) at 6:05.

2) Watch the film and put the sentences in the correct order.

3) Write 5 sentences about what the monsters Sulley and Mike encounter on their way to work are doing at the moment.

4) Did you like the scene? Why (not)?

Hope you like it and find it useful. If you have used it, please share your experience with us. If you have more ideas to work with this particular film or with movies in general, don’t hesitate to share your views.

Posted on August 18, 2009, in Lesson Plans, Resources for tesl/tefl and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Larisa Bezrukova

    How can I copy this video on my PC and then show it at the lessons? I don’t manage to copy any video from youtube, please give some prompts how to do it if it is possible )))

  2. Aqui hay un sitio que explica el present simple en español y en video!

    present simple

  3. Muchas gracias por compartirlo!

  4. Thanks for sharing this lesson plan.

  5. You are welcome. Loved your blog! Thank you for all the hard work…

  6. Thank you for sharing!! I used it with my students and they loved it!😀

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