Party Time

Author of the Lesson   Theresa I February 07, 2024
General English, Speaking Lessons
A1 Beginner
Present Continuous
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Screenshot of an English lesson outline: students explore activities at a party and extensively learn and practice the present

Lesson Overview

Are you a party animal or a party pooper? In this lesson, students will learn about the different things they might see and do at a party. Students will listen to audio of two people who get lost and can’t find each other in a park. Students will also learn and practice the present continuous tense and vocabulary related to the topic. This lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • Grammar: Students will apply the present continuous tense to describe ongoing actions, especially in the context of party scenarios.

  • Listening: They'll listen to an audio scenario about two people trying to find each other at a park, using present continuous tense.

  • Speaking: Conversations will revolve around personal experiences at parties and using the present continuous tense to describe activities and situations happening in real time.

  • Vocabulary: Includes words and phrases related to parties, directions, and actions happening now, helping students discuss party situations more vividly.

  • Homework: Tasks will reinforce the grammar and vocabulary learned, with activities such as completing sentences with the present continuous tense, correcting mistakes in use, and matching questions with answers to simulate real-life interactions about parties and directions


Listen to the audio to learn about what happens when two friends can’t find each other in a park. What are you wearing? Where are you standing? Is someone sitting next to you? No need to worry; he’ll be there in an instant!

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

politics [noun]: the activities of the government or members of law-making organizations
office [noun]: a room where people work, especially sitting at tables with computers
business partner [noun]: one of two or more people or organizations that work together or do business together
presentation [noun]: a talk giving information about something
fun [noun]: entertainment, pleasure, or enjoyment
bench [noun]: a long, usually hard seat for two or more people, often found in public places like parks or squares
celebrate [verb]: to do something fun because it is a special day, or because something good happened
colleague [noun]: someone that you work with
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