Stefanie Simmons - author of the lesson   Stefanie I October 22, 2022
General English, Speaking Lessons
Places, People
A1 Beginner
Present Simple
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Slide of an English lesson for adults teaching essential questions for a first-time meeting and practicing the simple present t

Lesson Overview

It’s a pleasure to meet you! In this lesson, students will learn important questions to ask when meeting someone for the first time. The lesson features an audio recording of a short job interview, giving a real-life example to help with understanding. Students will also learn and practice the simple present tense, along with vocabulary related to meeting new people. Designed for both adults and teenagers, this lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets. These materials ensure that learners have a fun and interactive way to improve their skills while gaining confidence in their ability to communicate effectively in new situations.

Lesson Objectives

  • Grammar: Students will practice the simple present tense, focusing on the verbs "to be" and "to do" to form questions about personal information and daily activities. For example, "Do you like sports?" and "Where do you live?"

  • Listening: The lesson includes listening to an audio conversation, emphasizing understanding and responding to introductions and basic personal questions.

  • Speaking: Through a discussion, students will simulate meeting new people, asking about hobbies, and describing themselves using the simple present tense.

  • Vocabulary: This section introduces words and phrases for describing daily activities and personal interests, such as "sporty," "shy," "talkative," "fun," and "lazy," aiding in conversations about personal characteristics and preferences.

  • Homework: Tasks include choosing correct definitions, matching questions to answers, correcting mistakes in sentences, and filling in blanks to form questions. These exercises reinforce the lesson's grammar and vocabulary, encouraging practice of the simple present tense and the use of descriptive adjectives.


Listen to the audio to learn about interviewing for your first job. Are you good at talking to people? What do you like to do in your free time? Do you have any questions about the job? Learn how to answer these common questions so you will never get stumped in an interview.

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

part-time job [noun]: a job in which a person works for only some of the day or week
job interview [noun]: a meeting in which an employer asks the person applying for a job questions to see whether they would be the right person to do that job
freelancer [noun]: someone who works on different projects with different companies instead of being a company employee
talkative [adjective]: talking a lot
outdoors [adverb]: in or into the open air; outside a building
living [noun]: the money that you earn from your job
garage [noun]: a business that repairs or sells cars
athletic [adjective]: physically strong, fit, and active
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