Wesam Gamal Wesam Gamal

Time lesson
Intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn about the preposition of time.They will underline the correct preposition in some sentences.They will learn new vocabulary and know when and where they can use preposition on, at, in and during.They will also learn about the ordinal numbers through listening exercise.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of preposition of time in the context of time

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of dates lexis in the context of time


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

First I'll start with asking students about their routine what do they do in the morning,in the after noon,at night and in seasons then write what they have said on board, underline the preposition and ask them about what we are going to talk about today.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

We will start with answering the first exercise to provide context I'll ask the students to underline the correct preposition in the sentences. I'll give them clear and simple instruction.I'll show them how the example was answered and try to demonstrate with them the second one to make everything clear. After they finish I'll ask them to check answers in pairs then give them feedback.

Highlighting (6-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

I'll draw students attention to the notes that are written on the left of the handout by giving examples and ask them about the preposition when we use them. I'll make sure the students are clear about the difference between (on time) and (in time) , for example the train arrived on time. I got to the cinema just in time to see the film.I'll try to pay their attention that we say in the morning / afternoon /evening, but at night.

Clarification (8-11 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

I'll try to clarify the meaning through focusing the students attention on the grammar extra 6 part 1 on page 136 and they will find an explanation of the grammar they've been studying and further exercises to practice them.

Controlled Practice (8-12 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

I'll focus the students attention on the planner. I'll make instruction clear and simple and ask them to look at the month of February, imagine that today is the 15 and follow the instructions.I'll make sure they understand leap year and fortnight.I'll ask them what is special about February 14 .If the students don't know tell them it's valentine's day.I'll tell the students to follow the instruction carefully, crossing out, underline, circling and bracketing the days specified. I'll demonstrate with them the first one.I'll ask them to check answers together after they finish.I'll check understanding by asking questions using today's date ,such as what day/ date is the day after tomorrow/ a week yesterday?

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

I'll ask the students to work in pairs and use the expressions in exercise 1 to discuss some of the things they've done recently and their plans for the future.

Controlled practice (8-10 minutes) • to clarify the meaning, concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice.

I'll focus the students' attention on the lists of ordinal numbers .I'll explain that ordinal numbers are used in dates and also to talk about the order of things e.g. he came third in the class. I'll play the recording and ask the students to number the groups as they hear them. I'll play the recording again and ask them to repeat the numbers.After they've done this chorally,ask several students to repeat the numbers individually,and check that everyone is pronouncing them correctly.I'll put the students into pairs and ask them to write the numbers in any order and then dictate them to each other. They should then check that their written versions match. In exercise 2 I'll focus the students' attention on the first date and ask them how they think it should be said .Then I'll ask them to work in pairs and decide how to say the rest,and I'll play the recording for them to check their answers. Then play it again for them to listen and repeat . Finally I'll ask the students to say why each date is important is important, If they don't know I'll tell them.

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