Zelal Zelal

TP6 - Grammar
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson students learn about prepositions of time in the context of social life through a lead in; in which teacher shares a picture of hers to talk about. This is followed by the exposure phase where teacher also shares her schedule to teach them in/on/at. Next is highlighting, where students will underline the prepositions of time. This is followed by controlled practice, then semi-controlled practice and will end with free practice where students will be asked to talk about the social life’s of some age groups.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of prepositions of time in the context of social life

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in conversations in the context of social life


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

After introducing herself, teacher shows a photo of herself with friends having breakfast and asking student’s questions as follows; - How many people do you see? -4 - Which one is me? -the one with the red t-shirt - Where are we? -at a cafe/restaurant - What are we doing? -having breakfast - When do we have breakfast? -in the morning Then teacher asks students questions about their social lives. Do they go out with their friends? Where do they go? What do they do?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Teacher gives each student a handout which has a table including the schedule of the teacher. Teacher introduces the schedule on the board and starts talking about it/asking questions. If students can do it by themselves after a few examples, teacher lets them do in pairs and monitors. If not, teacher will continue asking questions. Some questions and answers will be as follows; 1) What do I do on Monday morning? - You eat breakfast. 2) What time? - At 9 o'clock.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Teacher gives each student a handout where they are asked to underline the prepositions of time with the friend sitting next to them for 2 minutes. Then pairs check their answers with other pairs for a minute and teacher elicits the answers.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Teacher draws the grammar box on the board as follows and explains the rules by giving examples; season days month dates year Monday morning time in + the morning on + Tuesday evening at + the weekend the morning night the evening Teacher writes the model sentences on the board, shows the form and stress of each preposition of time, models and have students drill; in order to clarify the meaning asks CCQ's as follows; - We can only meet on Sundays; Can I see my friends other days? no Is Sunday the only day of the week we see each other? yes - In the morning I have breakfast. Do people eat breakfast generally in the morning? yes Do people eat breakfast at night? no - We go to a cafe at twelve o’clock. Do we drink coffee at twelve o’clock? yes Do we go to a cafe before twelve? no - In the evening we always go to the cinema. Do we go to the cinema after breakfast? no Do we have other activity for the evening? no - At night I go back home. Do I go home after drinking coffee with my friends? no, after the cinema Do I go home after watching a movie at the cinema? yes - In the summer I can spend more time with my friends. Can I spend much time with my friends in the winter? no Can I see my friends in August? yes

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Teacher distributes the handouts, asks students to fill in the blanks with pairs in 3 minutes, and then asks students to check answers with other pairs in 2 minutes. Later, teacher elicits answers from the students and corrects errors.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Teacher gives the handouts, explains the task and asks students to work individually to complete the exercises in 4 minutes. Later, students work in pairs to check answers. In the end teacher elicits answers and gives feedback where necessary.

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

Teacher gives each student a handout which describes what they are supposed to do. Teacher explains the activity by providing examples and asks students to talk in groups about the social life of some age groups for 5 minutes. Later teacher asks every student to walk around the classroom and talk to other group members and share ideas/tell each other what they've talked about with the groups. In the mean time, teacher monitors, writes down the errors, corrects them.

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