Time phrases lesson
Elementary Level level
By the end of the lesson, students will learn how to use time phrases in their simple present sentences.
Students will learn to use time phrases in simple present tense through listening,speaking, and matching activities.
Procedure (31-39 minutes)
T greets the students and says that they talk a lot about daily routines. Now, it is time to learn her daily routines. T says ''now listen to me and fill the missing parts in the dialogue'' T uses ICQ technique here : Are you working alone? Are you listening? Are you filling the missing parts?
T gives the handouts to the students in which there are sentences focusing on time phrases. Those time phrases are the missing parts of the handout. T wants them to listen and fill the missing parts of the sentences. When they are finished, T says ''now, check your answers in your groups'' Ss check their answers together. T gives the answer key to each group. By looking at the answer key, Ss check their answers together.
T says ''OK, now here are the cards. In the first card, we have ''on,in,at,every..'' In the second cards, we have sentences, the evening, the morning.'' Match the correct times with correct sentences. (Gestures and demo neeed here) Ss match the sentences with correct time phrases. T writes on, in, at, every, on the board and nominates a student from each group. The student comes and writes the sentences under the correct time phrases. (Color-code is a good idea here) They check the answers together. T doesn't repeat the answers here. Instead of repeating the answers, T asks ''Are you happy with this part, anything different?''
(Demo needed here) T chooses a card in which the weekend is written. T says the weekend to the other student. The other student is expected to say ''AT the weekend''. T demonstrates the activity in the class and gives the card to the students. S start completing their sentences by taking turns.
T says ''You are Group A, you are group B, and you are group C'' T shows an example on the board about what they are going to do. For example, in the first sentence, watch TV in/every evening? Circle the correct one and make a question. Do you watch TV in the evening? T says ''please work alone'' Ss choose the correct time phrases and make questions. They check their answers in their own groups. T monitors them closely while they are doing peer check. If some sentences are not correct, T asks them ''Are you sure about this? Think about this'' T regroups of each group. For example, in group A, there are three people. T says ''you are A, you are B, and you are C to each student in the group. T says that ''Who are As, Who are Bs, Who are Cs'' T regroups the students. All the students start asking the questions made by themselves. When everyone is finished, T gets feedback from each group.
T wants all the students to stand up get in lines in two. T writes on an it every on the board. T says ''I get up ---- 7 o'clock.. Students need to get fast and touch ''at'' on the board.