Lisa Helfrich Lisa Helfrich

Time and Money / An Evening Out - Part 3
Elementary level


In this lesson, students practice the language they've learned in lessons 1 and 2 about time and prices, in the context of a game and then a movie ticket counter.


Abc Times and prices projection & handout
Abc Movie ticket handout
Abc Currency projection

Main Aims

  • This lesson will allow students to practice the structure of making and answering queries or requests on the topic of times and prices in the context of buying/selling tickets to a movie.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students will practice listening and reading.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To practice terms needed for practice activity

Ask students what they've learned today. Say we are going to practice this with a game. First let's look at these symbols. Elicit names of currencies. Then add numbers to front (can also show US dollar) and elicit phrase.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a game

a) Divide students into groups of 3. If there are extra students, make some groups of 4. b) Project image of game. Say here is the game. You will be Student A, Student B, or Student C (point out sections). Give HO. c) Say let's do the first one together. Point to START. Have all A students read the clock (10:00). Say if you're Student B, look for 10:00 in this column. Point. If you're Student C, look for 10:00 in this column. Who has 10:00? Repeat for a couple rows. d) Say now it's your turn. Start from the beginning (point). e) Monitor for understanding and errors.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To introduce students to the concept of the practice activity

Project movie images on board - OR write their names on board. Ask students what are these (indicate as a group)? Elicit "movies." Ask if they ever see movies, what's the last one. Ask if they know any of these movies. Have them tell me which one is Turkish (or tell them).

Controlled Practice (10-15 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

a) Divide students into pairs. b) Show handout. Say some of you are going to buy tickets to a movie. Some of you are going to sell tickets to a movie. c) Write three sentences on the board that buyer needs to say. Elicit who would ask these questions - buyer or seller. Drill sentences. d) Pass out HO. Nominate student to model first one as seller with teacher. Nominate another student to be buyer while teacher is seller. "Now it's your turn." e) Monitor for errors and go over afterwards as necessary.

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