Wesam Gamal Wesam Gamal

Days lesson
elementary level


In this lesson students will learn about the times of the day and will be able to differentiate between the abbreviation a.m and p.m.They will be able to do that through listening exercises, reading exercises and answering questions. They will also learn new vocabulary such as midnight, midday and noon.


Abc wall clock
Abc Handouts
Abc CD
Abc whiteboard

Main Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about seven perfect daily moments in the context of Days.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about seven perfect daily moments in the context of Days
  • To provide clarification of times words in the context of days


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

Asking Ss about their daily routine, when do they wake up, when do they practice sport and whether they practice it or not. When do they have breakfast,lunch and dinner.When do they go to work.Finally ask them to guess the perfect time to do these activities .

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

I will point to the clock I have and ask Ss what time is it now , whether it p.m or a.m and focus their attention on the times in the box. Encourage the Ss to try to predict what the text is going to be about . Ask students If they know what is the meaning of a.m and p.m. Explain a.m, p.m, midday and its opposite midnight.

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

Play the recording CD and ask students to repeat the times. show Ss that a,m stands for ante meridian (before midday)and p.m stands for post meridian (after midday). they are used to differentiate between times in the morning and those in the afternoon / evening . Let the students answer the questions of exercise 1 individually then with each other and give them feedback. Ask individual student to say whether the times are before or after midday ( ICQ )

While-Reading/Listening #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Explain body clock the idea that the human body has its own internal time-telling mechanism and that certain times of day are better than others for doing certain activities . Explain also routine activities things people do regularly ,and ask Ss to look at the text and find some examples of routine activities (get up, have breakfast,work,etc). Chest the handout and ask the Students to read the text carefully. Monitor the Ss to see If there are any difficult words and explain its meaning . Ask them to work in pairs and to decide where the times in exercise 1 should go to complete the text . Play the recording for the students to check their answers.

Post-Reading/Listening (5-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Ask the Ss to work on their own to decide if they agree or disagree with the times and explanations in the article.Then ask them to compare their results with a partner. Finally encourage Ss to say what is true for them .

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