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This is a photoset which you can use to illustrate the difference between present simple and present continuous.
Each photo shows someone with a clearly identifiable job who is doing something that the job usually doesn’t entail.
First, ask the students, what does he/she do? to elicit their job title. Then ask them to expand on what their job duties are. For example:
She’s a nurse
She gives people medicine
She helps people who are sick
Now ask the students, what is she doing?
The answers should be something like:
She is holding a tray of fruit
She is smiling
Now you can ask questions like:
Is she giving someone medicine?
Does she help people who are sick?
Is she talking to a patient?
Does she talk to patients?