Gulcin Gulcin

A1 level


In this lesson, students will review and practice telling the time. They will listen to a text for gist and for specific information. Through the text, they will be exposed the three prepositions and phrases "I'm busy on .... / I'm free at...". They will practice using prepositions of time through controlled practices. They will work on productive skills with a communicative practice at the end of the lesson.


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Main Aims

  • Grammar: Prepositions of time (in, on, at)

Subsidiary Aims

  • To review and practice telling the time with numbers 15, 20, 45 etc.


Lead in (5 minutes) • To introduce the lesson and engage students

T asks students “What time is it?” and elicits “It is 4 o’clock”. Then, she shows the clocks on the Power Point presentation and asks “What time is it in New York/ Delhi?” Then , she shows a different time and again asks the time. She reviews the difference between “past/to” and checks their understanding by asking concept checking questions.

Controlled practice (3-5 minutes) • Revision of telling the time

T shows the picture of a morning rush hour and the clock and asks “Is it morning afternoon or evening? What time is it?”. Then, she wants them to work In groups and choose a sentence for each picture. Ss give feedback to the class.

Controlled practice (3 minutes) • Revision of the days of the day

T shows the picture of the morning rush to elicit Monday. Then asks “What day is it after Monday?.She asks students to listen and write the days in the diary in exercise 1c. T does whole class feedback.

Controlled practice (5-7 minutes) • Practice of the days of the week

Ss works in pairs and tries to find the next two days that follow on page 26, exercise 1c.

Listening (10 minutes) • Clarification of the grammar

T asks Ss to look at Aki’s diary and shows the sentences “Monday: She is free, Tuesday: She’s She’s busy. Wednesday: She’s not here” on the ppt. To check students’ understanding of the words busy and free, T asks concept checking questions (e.g. Is she in the office on Tuesday? Does she have time?) T drills the pronunciation of free and busy chorally and individually. T asks Ss to listen to Aki’s day and complete the sentences. Ss give feedback to the class. T asks “ Which word comes before Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday? Which word comes before 7.00, 5.00? Which word comes before the morning, the afternoon?”. Then she asks “What about Monday morning, Tuesday evening?”. Then, she asks them to place the prepositions in the table in exercise 3a.

Controlled practice (5-7 minutes) • Practice of using prepositions of time (in, at, on) with days, hours and parts of the day

T divides Ss into three groups. Each group has a different colour of cards that different times written on them. T gives everyone in the group two or three cards. Groups try to put the cards in the envelope with the right preposition on it. T does whole class feedback.

Communicative activity (5-7 minutes) • Using the target language in a freer practice

T divides Ss into pairs and gives each pair a timetable. She elicits the question “Are you free on .......?” and asks Ss find each other’s free time.

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