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vocabulary for telling time
beginner level


In this lesson,,Ss will learn the vocabulary needed for telling time, develope receptive skill by listening for gist and the in detail.They will listen to a conversation between people talking about time. After the aim has been completed, they will have some speaking activies.


Abc HO, Audio no,1.51,

Main Aims

  • vocabulary for telling time

Subsidiary Aims

  • speaking and listening


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

Ask students to count 1-10. student A says 11, B says 12, C says 13 etc up to 40. ss count 40-50 as WC. Voluntary student counts 51-60

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Draw a big circle in the middle of the board add numbers 1-12 to make a clock. indicate 7:00 on the clock. write; ans 'its seven o'clock' , students must guess the question. eg, qn;.............................. ans; its seven o'clock. Ss speak in pairs about the following times.( 6:00, 9:30, 3:20, 5:15, 10:45, 7:15)

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

Collect feedback of the previous task from students, Emphasize points where students are confused about by giving more examples. clarify between a.m and p.m, morning, afternoon or evening. show the difference between about and nearly with examples clocks on the board. do CCQ as WC, with the following times; 1. 5:20 ask,' is it nearly 5:30'? 2. 8:40 ask,' is it about 9:00? repeat with more examples as necessary I may write the time on the board and invite individual students to indicate it on the clock.

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

students do ex 2a, check with partner then WC repair students and they do ex 2b.( what's the time??) Its 2 o'clock. project ex 3 on board. ask students were the people are, elicit answers. tell ss they are going to listen and audio about these people and they will tell me the time. students listen again and and do do ex 3c

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

students watch a video about paula and his friend first, ss must find out who is speaking. watch again and tell what time the people arrange to meet.

extra activity (5-10 minutes) • more practice with target language

Ask students at the front to row to get up and move forward. Give them the papers with clocks showing the time. ask students at the back to get up as well, give them different papers with the time. students in A should ask those in B " what's the time" until they find corresponding partner.

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