TP3: What's the Time
Beginner A1 level
To provide gist and specific information reading practice using short texts about daily routines and the times at whioch things are done..
To provide practice with use of the vocabulary of time expressions.
Procedure (37-46 minutes)
Distribute A3 'one day' sheets with pictures. Play first 15 sec of video of cross-country runner. Model placement of first picture in sheet. Ask pairs to listen and place all pictures in the correct places. Play whole of video. Check placement of pictures. Hand out words. Model placing first word in correct place. Ask pairs to put words in place.
Elicit sentences from Cross-country runner exercise. 'When does he get up?' 'What does he do at 9:30?' What time do I / you / we / they / Robert and Mary get up? does he / she / Robert / I / You / We / They / Robert and Mary get up at 10 o'clock in the morning He / She / Robert gets up 9:30 afternoon half past 7 evening at night
Give pairs: go to bed / get up / sleep activity Check answers... If time, give Olga and Ben activity. Check answers. Play sound clip 52 (or just say aloud)
Distribute 'Susannah and Marcus's jobs' handout to pairs. Gist question. What is Susannah's job? What is Marcus's job? 20 second task. Read for gist. Who is talking, Susannah or Marcus? Distribute 'When does Marcus get up?' to pairs. Ask 'When does Marcus get up?' Model filling in on sheet (as in cross-country runner sheet). Uninterrupted reading. Check for completion. Those who finish: in pairs: 'When does Marcus...?' 'Marcus ... at ...'
Set new pairs by assigning numbers. Move to new places. Q & A. Ask students 'What time do you..." questions. Refer to grammar on board. Ask students to interview each other using structures learned in lesson. Each student tells class one thing about their partner.