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Time Management
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will be able to talk about managing time through varied activities that are mostly based on speaking. They will also be practicing vocabulary items related to the topic.


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency through speaking practice in discussions in the context of time management. To talk about common problems people have with time management and suggesting solutions to overcome it.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide information on Vocabulary items of the topic and help students to use them effectively in speaking activities.


Warmer/Lead-in (15-20 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-Have projector and handouts ready to set the context. -Explain Ss what is a checklist by showing the material that they will use. -Ask Ss to complete the tasks written on the checklist in a given time. -Observe Ss and ask them how many tasks they would be able to finish if time was given more. Draw their attention to time management. -Discussion on basic questions related to time management among students. -Presenting vocabulary items that Ss will be using during the lesson. -Having Ss predict meanings of the words from example sentences individually. -Having Ss match the definitions to the words in pairs. Show the answers on board. -Showing how to pronounce words and emphasize their noun and verb forms. -Ask Ss to prepare a concept map that is about Distractions and how they solve it in their daily life. -Ask Ss stick their posters on the wall and let them see others' posters and have different ideas. -Elicit common answers and discuss with them.

Exposure and Practice (15-20 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through speaking tasks

-Give Ss different situations that they need to figure out which word describes the situation. ex. : "Merve is trying to study for a test tomorrow. First, she calls her friend, then she watches TV. Finally, she begins studying. What problem does she have?" Procrastinating. -Observe and help when necessary. Check answers together. -After they are familiar with the words, personalize the topic and ask Ss to answer questions in groups. ex. : "What time do you usually get up? Are there advantages or disadvantages to getting up early?" "How does it affect your time management if you wake up late or get up early?" - Observe and take notes to work on later. -Get some answers from the class.

Productive Task(s) (15-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills with more activities

-To show a video of a student that is an example of a bad time management. -Have Ss discuss about the video in pairs. -Ask Ss questions related to the video. ex. : "What is the video about?" "Does she have problems with time management?" -The topic will shift with a focus on social media which will be discussed as a main reason for distraction. -Ss will be discussing some questions in groups. ex. : "How much time do you spend on social media?" "Do you think you waste too much time on social media?" -Get some answers from Ss. -Watch the video "jar of life" which is about setting the priorities in time management. -Get a few ideas from the class and end the lesson.

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