The time lesson
To provide the Ss with clarification/review and practice of functional language for telling the time
To give Ss practice in listening for specific information and speaking for accuracy
Procedure (42-53 minutes)
-Write the riddle on the board. Riddle. What is it? Between Turkey and China there are five. Between China and New York there are twelve. Between New York and Spain there are six. Answer: hours -Elicit answers from the Ss. -Ss' feedback onto the w/b
Ex 1: - Ss do activity 1 in pairs. Show Ss which word is the first one ('a second'). Monitor. Whole class feedback. Use flashcards. Drill. Clap hands to show the stress when necessary. Ex. 2 - Clarify meaning of 'cooker'. CCQs: Where in the house can we find a cooker? In the kitchen What do we use it for? For preparing or heating food/cooking Do you know another word for cooker? Oven/stove
- -Ss do exercise 2b and 2c in pairs.Peer check. Nominate Ss for answers. Collective and individual drill. - Elicit times with a real clock. Drill. -Give the clock to S1. S1 asks the time to S2. S2 answers and takes the clock. S2 asks the time to S3.... - Draw on the w/b two clocks (1) and (2). In Clock (2) write 'past', 'to', 'o'clock', 'quarter' and 'half'. Elicit times from the Ss according to clock (1) or (2). Highlight possible mistakes in the form (i.e. 'fifteen past six') Drill. Model and drill the times. Highlight the pronounciation of 'quarter' and 'half'.
Ex. 3. - Clarify meaning: 'watch' and 'clock'. CCQs: Look at pictures 2 and 5: Are they the same? No (Elicit the lexis from the Ss) Which one is bigger? The clock Which one can we wear (like we wear a ring or a necklace)? The watch -Ss do ex 3. SOLO/Peer check/Nominate Ss for answers Ex. 4. - Explain the Ss that they will listen to 3 conversations that they have to match to the pictures in ex. 2a). Make clear that there are 6 pictures but they won't hear all the times in the pictures. SOLO. Peer check. Whole class feedback.
Ex. 5. -Ss fill the gaps in pairs. Nominate Ss for answers. Appropiacy: which is more polite? Elicit answers from Ss. Draw a cline on the w/b. -Use the w/b to explain the meaning of the preposition of time 'from', 'to' and 'at' 'I work from eight to four' CCQ's: At what time do I start working? At eight (use the answers to explain the meaning of 'at', giving/eliciting more examples) At what time do I finish working? At four So, is it a period of time? Yes - Ss do exercise 5b). PW. Whole class FB. Drill. Separate sentences into 'chunks' if Ss find the pronounciation difficult.
-Give the HO to the Ss. Instructions: Write 3 times in 3 of the clocks. (Use w/b to show an example) We draw the hands of the clock. Ask each other about the time. (Make a demonstration with a S.) Don't look at you partners clocks! Just listen their answer and write it in your paper. ICQs: -How many times will you write? Three - What will you write on the other 3 clocks? My partner's times - Monitor and write down possible mistakes. - Check if what you wrote is correct.