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telling time vocabulary
beginner level


In this lesson,,Ss will learn the vocabulary needed for telling time, develop 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 activities


Abc HO, Audio no,1.50, 1.51 , teachers prepared HO

Main Aims

  • vocabulary for telling time

Subsidiary Aims

  • speaking: "asking what is the time"


lead-in (3-5 minutes) • arouse students' knowledge of the topic

play audio no1.50 Ss listen and repeat the numbers they hear drill numbers (10 to 50) for correct pronunciation write (15 25 35 45 55) on board and ask students what the numbers are

controlled practice activity (10-15 minutes) • Check students knowledge about the topic

draw a clock in the middle of the board ask students what it is, they should be able to say its a clock, indicate 6:00 o'clock on the clock write 'its six o'clock' and ask students what the question is for example qn: ...... ans: its six o'clock repeat with different times ie, 5:30, 8:20, 10:15, 9:45, 2:30, 4:15 Use this stage to clarify the difference between about and nearly, a.m and p.m using the above exaples ask CCQs students do ex 2b in pairs Monitor and correct any errors then WC feed back

more practice (8-10 minutes) • give Ss freer practice of target language

project picture 3a on board ask Ss where the people are, elicit answers and write them on board tell Ss they are going to listen and say the time play audio 1.51 and get FB tell Ss they are going to listen again and write the words they hear in the blanks play more than once if necessary Ss pair check and then WC feedback

practice and FB of target language (10-20 minutes) • to test the students' understanding of target language and to allow them speak using target language

draw a clock on the board indicate 9:45 on it ask students what time it is and write answer on board show HO to Ss and tell them to do as above give them time to write their answers, pair check then WC feedback

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