Unit 10: Home/Actions


  • This lesson will teach ESL/EFL students how to talk about progressive actions.
  • This English lesson focuses on action verbs in the present progressive tense.
  • The context of the lesson is in a home environment. Therefore, vocabulary relating to the rooms at home are taught.
  • Students will also learn a few nouns that often collocate with particular verbs – reading a book, watching TV, The result is to develop a learner’s vocabulary prediction skills.
  • This lesson also contrasts the use of the present simple for habitual actions versus the present progressive for on-going actions.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

home-doing video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

home-doing game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The game reviews key vocabulary, grammar and sentences from the lessons. This game can be played on any device.

home-doing test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Home Actions'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

Bob comes to visit Freddie, who is watching TV at home. Mom orders Freddie and Bob to watch TV in the room because Dad is reading. When they get to the room, they find Lisa sleeping on her painting.


 reading, watching TV, painting, cooking, writing, sleeping, drinking, eating, walking, running, dancing, singing, bedroom, living room, bathroom, kitchen, dining room

Key Sentences/Grammar

  • What are you doing?
  • I am watching TV.
  • She’s painting a picture.
  • Your father is reading.

Present Simple versus Present Progressive

  • I paint every day. / I am painting now.
  • She cooks every day. / She is cooking now.
  • We watch TV every day. / We are watching TV now.

Verb & Noun Collocations

  • Watch – TV
  • Listen – to music
  • Do – homework
  • Paint – a picture
  • Cook – lunch or dinner
  • Read – a newspaper

This lesson is part of the Level 2 English course.

Download Level 2 Course Manual