Abdirahim Alabbasi Abdirahim Alabbasi

Teaching Practice 2
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will be introduced to the different ways of telling the time. They will use various vocabulary items to form sentences and questions about time. They will also use "from, to, at, etc" to talk about different points in time.


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Main Aims

  • Telling the time

Subsidiary Aims

  • Reading, listening, speaking


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T brings a bag with a clock in it and asks Ss "Can you guess what's in the bag? and gives them some clues to get them interested in the topic. Then, follows up with other questions to elicit language related to time such as "Why do we use clocks? What other objects tell time? How do we know what time it is? What does the small hand mean? What does the bigger hand mean? What does the thin hand mean?"

Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T gives instruction about the HOs before giving them out. T: "I will give you the HO and you will do ex Number 1. T explains how Ss should complete the task and draws a figure on the W/B to illustrates how to number the words" Then, he follows up with some ICQs "Are you going to do number 2? Are you going to work alone?" T assigns groups, gives Ss the HOs and times the activity (one minutes). T monitors the activity to make sure Ss are on task and using the TL. After the one minute, T elicits answers from the Ss and writes them on the board.

Concept introduction activity (5-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T holds the clock in his hands and asks Ss "What time is it?", Then moves the clock hands and elicits different time units. Then, he gives each group a clock and asks them to move the hands, ask "what time is it?" and answer. T explains the instructions: "move the hands, ask about the time, the entire group answers then give the clock to the next person" T asks some ICQ questions like "Is he(names a student) asking you? are you (the group) answering? Does he give the clock to his partner?" T monitors for accurate use language.

Ways of telling time activity (8-10 minutes) • To elicit different devices that tell the time.

T: "go to ex number 2 in your HOs, do exercise A, Match the names on top with the pictures. you have one minute Are you doing ex A? Are you doing ex B? Are you working in a group?" T monitors, elicits the answers and writes them on the board. T asks Ss to do ex 2B "Do ex B, match the times with the picture. Are you doing ex C", monitors, elicits answers and writes them on the board. T elicits different ways of telling the time. T:"What time is it in picture F? Can we say that in another way?" T may go back to the clock and elicit different times. T asks Ss to do ex 2C: "Match the times in C with the pictures A-F" T monitors, elicits answers and writes them on the board.

Controlled Practice (2-4 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T: "Do Exercise number 3 in your HOs. Fill in the blanks with the times that you see in the pictures. Are you working alone or as a group?" T monitors and elicits answers.

Listening activity (5-7 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

T: "You will listen to 3 conversations about time. They are about three of the pictures in ex 3 match each clip to one of the pictures A-F. How many clips do we have? Are we matching 6 pictures or 3. Are we working alone or in pairs" T assigns pairs and plays the clip once. He elicits the answers and may play the clip again for FB.

Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with a controlled practice of the target language

T: ""Go to ex 5. fill in the gaps in A. Are you doing ex B? Are You working as a group? You have one minute" T monitors, then elicits the answers. T: "When did our class start? At what time? T elicits the uses of (from, to and at) T elicits the answers for B and writes them on the W/B

Listening activity 2 (4-6 minutes) • To elicit the TL using controlled practice

T: "I will give you these HO, They have six clocks on them with no hands. The pages are folded. Draw on one side three different times, then tell the times to your partner. Are you drawing 3 clocks? Are you working alone or with a partner?" T assigns pairs and monitors the activity. T: "Flip the paper. Listen to the clip and draw the three times you hear on the paper. Are you working alone in pairs? Are you drawing three clocks?" T plays the clip, then elicits Answers. T may give FB if needed.

Free practice (5-7 minutes) • To elicit the TL using free practice

T divides Ss into two teams and draws two clocks on the board. T gives instructions; " I will call out two Ss one from team A and one from team B. I will say a time and both of them will draw the time on the board. The first one who draws the correct time gets a point. The team with the most points wins the game." T demos the game and Ss start playing the game

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