Meltem Cirdi Meltem Cirdi

Celta TP 1
Elementary level


Students are going to study 'telling the time'


Abc Handouts, visual aids, whiteboard

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson students will be able to tell the time.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To learn the vocabulary associated with time (o'clock, half past, quarter to/past)
  • Students recall present simple affirmative sentences and questions


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Greet the students. Check names (30 sec.) Ask them to discuss in pairs if they like mornings or evenings. Get quick open class feedback. How many times do we use the word "time" ? It is time to go / It is lunch time / What time are we meeting? / What's the time?

Test #1 (5-6 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Set Ex 1a and 1b for students to do individually. Monitor. Get students to check in pairs then get feedback.

Teach (10-11 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

Check if the students know the different ways of saying the time. 2.15 - two fifteen / quarter past two 7.45 - seven forty five / quarter to eight Drill examples several times until the students are more confident and accurate. Show them the cut plastic plate. Ask them what to say if the clock is showing a sharp time. Divide the clock into two pieces. Ask them what to say if the minute hand is showing the number 6. Divide the clock into 4 pieces. Ask them what to say if the minute hand is on the number 3 and number 9. Help them to sound better by highlighting the stress and weak forms.

Test #2 (10-14 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Set example 2a on page 27 for students to do individually. Monitor. Get Ss to check answers in pairs or as a group. Stick the times on the board. Ask them to show the time on the analogue clock.

Free practice (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ex 4. Set it up clearly. Monitor as Ss complete it. Get open class feedback afterwards.

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