Oussama Baali Oussama Baali

Time expressions
A1 level


In this lesson, Ss will learn how to use the 'WH' questions and their appropriate form. In addition to that, they will know the differences in the use of each form. They will also learn how to use prepositions and the difference between each one.


Abc Matching game
Abc The handouts
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Abc Audio Material

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of the WH questions and prepositions. in the context of Dates to remember

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of time expressions


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The students will be asked open questions about their lives to set them up well for the lesson and engage them.

Test grammar (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with a challenging task

The students will be given index cards to work the ex1. They will be required to match each card has a question in A lists with a line in B and an answer in C. The students will work in pairs and the winners will be given points to motivate them.

Clarification (3-5 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

The form of the target language (WH-questions & open questions) will be written on the board and clarification will be provided with examples. The Ss will be given handouts highlights the targeted language.

Practice- Grammar (7-9 minutes) • To prepare students for more meaningful practice

-Students will be divided into groups and they will be required to pick the correct preposition that fits each sentence written on the board. The fastest group with the correct answers will be the winner.

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-10 minutes) • To provide students with more practice.

-The students will work in pairs and try to ask and answer each other the questions in the ex4. Each pair will be asked to come on the board, and ask and answer each other. -The students will be given a listening task and they will work individually and thick the sentence they hear in the ex6. They will pair-check and the will listen again for the feedback.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The students will be given the opportunity to express themselves freely using the questions in ex4.page 57. The teacher will monitor and help if needed.

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