Thomas Thomas

Managing my time
Upper intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn some new vocabularies and learn to read for timely tips. We will discuss how to manage your time efficiently. I will Show students a video of time management mistakes to activate schemata in the lesson. After watching the video, I will ask students to work in pairs and discuses 2 questions about time management. I will elicit the new vocabulary words to review it with them. After, I will give them the timely tips handout article for them to complete the following reading exercise. The exercise will include reading for gist, specific information and details information under a control and free task practice.


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Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, learners will have practiced their listening for gist and detailed comprehention (e.g timely tips)

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide learners with some time management useful vocabularies.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will present a video of time management mistakes for student to watch and discuss about it. Students will then answer the following 2 questions: How do you remember appointments, things you need to buy, people's birthdays, etc.? Do you usually do everything you plan to do each day? If not, why not?

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Students will be divided into two groups to compete and match the right meaning to the vocabularies. Teacher wait for feedback and clarify words they might not understand and do some pronunciation drilling of the vocabularies highlighting the stress. ICQs Priority: Is it my first concern(Yes) Interruptions: Is it when something being stop or delay? (Yes) Procrastination: Did I delay my task? Yes Dread: It is to worry or get nervous about something? (yes)

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Ss will take one 2 minutes to read the article for gist and guess the tittle from 3 choice options, and then complete the following exercise. Check answer with pairs and wait for feedback.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Student will take 4 minutes to ready the article to search for details to complete exercise 2. The exchange answer with pairs to see if they got it right.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Students will divided into groups to answer questions in exercise 3 and discuss it among the to allow a freer practice. Teacher will monitor

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