Athar Athar

Telling Time
A1/A2 level


In this lesson, the students will be able to ask about time, and how to tell time.


Abc Handout 1
Abc PowerPoint Presentation

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson students will be able to ask and tell time in English

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a a short sentences to tell time


Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To introduce the lesson and make students predict it

I will ask students two questions as if I really want to know -What time is it? -Can you tell me the time, please? - I will write these two questions on the board

Presenting (3-15 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a story to motivate, interest and engage students

- I will show different slides that describe the different activity of Cinderella's daily routine, with a picture that shows what she does every day and a sentence as a prompt to help them, but they need to tell time next to the picture, this is provided through another photo of a specific time to tell. -I will try to elicit the time from the students. - At the final slide, there will be a picture that sums up all things about telling time and highlights the target language. - Ask CCQs about the concepts of "past" and " to" to check they understand the meaning

Controlled practice (3-8 minutes) • To test and check students understanding of the target language

- I will give the students a handout which completes Cinderella's story, they have a digital time and they need to write the time next to it. with a time limit 3 minutes -They will do the activity individually first. Then they will check their answers in pairs. - I will stick the key answers of the controlled practice in different positions and ask them to move and check their answers.Then I will check with them how many correct answers each has.

Semi-controlled practice (5-8 minutes) • To check more and encourage students to use the target language

- I will divide students into groups and give them cards with different time to tell to the rest. - Each one will have to read the time in card to the others while the others have to draw -Then will nominate the winners in each group who draw the correct given time.

Production (3-5 minutes) • To give the students to chance to produce the target language through a productive skill and in this case it will be writing

- I will ask students to imagine what is the daily routine of Cinderella's ugly sisters and give them clues like what time they wake up, what time they have their breakfast, and what time they have their shower. - They will write individually and after finishing they will share their writing with other students

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