To provide clarification, review and practice of language used for reading clocks in the context of telling time
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of asking about and telling time
Procedure (34-43 minutes)
T will act confused, as if he has forgotten what he is supposed to do and asks individual Ss: - What time is it? - What's the time: - Have you got the time? He then introduces the topic of the class: "Yes. Let's talk about TIME!"
T will ask Ss: - What time does the class finish tonight? (about 9) - What do you think I do after the class? Go out or go home? - When do you think I sleep? Early or late? What time? - When do you think I wake up? Early or late? What time? T will write the correct time elicited on the board in numbers, and then show it on an analog clock in a slide show and get drills.
The analog clock displayed earlier will be used to elicit structures in these forms by changing the second hand of the clock: - It's ten past one. - It's a quarter past one. - It's one twenty, or twenty past one. - It's half past one. - It's twenty to one. - It's a quarter to one. and so on. Drills are taken in this stage after each time is introduced, and this segment will smoothly transit into practice, by changing the second hand and the first hand.
Ss complete a HO with clocks saying different times in pairs. The answers are checked from the board and then the pairs make conversations like: - What time is it? - It's ... - What's the time? - It's ... - Have you got the time? - It's ...
The correct answers of the last HO are on the board. The HOs will be collected. A new HO, similar but with empty clocks is given out for the Ss to use the info on the board to fill it. The answers are checked in pair and then on the board.
An audio is played for the Ss and in pairs they are supposed to choose one of the times written on the board. The answers are then asked from the WC and afterwards displayed.
Class is divided into two groups. Each group member will come to the board and play the game "What time is it?" as follows: Each side of the board belongs to one group and has a number of clocks on it saying different times. On each side there are a number of times written on slips of paper and the Ss are supposed to find the time and stick it next to the correct clock. If time, the clocks may change position and therefore the slips of paper have to be re-positioned.
From each group, one member will come to the board and they will have a conversation like: - What time is it? - It's ... (student's choice) - Thank you. And the person who says thank you has to draw the hands of the clock on the correct time.