A'ed Obidat A'ed Obidat

Daily Routine
Elementary level


Main Aims

  • To enable students understand, use and write about activities in the present simple in the context of daily routine.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To enable students to understand and use Linking words (first, then, after that, before, and finally) to write about their daily routines.
  • To develop Ss' writing skills and enable them to write a short paragraph about their daily routines.


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

T states the purpose of the lesson on the board. T starts the lesson by asking Ss about their daily routine to revise the previous topic and to write some sentences on the whiteboard. T asks students to change the sentences to the third-person "he" to prepare them for the video clip task.

Exposure (5-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Video clip - presentation: T presents the video clip. T asks Ss to stand up in front of the whiteboard and repeat the sentences after the speaker to encourage fluency and accuracy. T plays the video for the second time and instructs Ss to repeat with "he" and "s" to the verb.

Controlled Practice (2-3 minutes) • To practice students on re-telling a story

T gives students papers with the sentences from the video to put them in order. The papers are cut into pieces of times and activities. This is to reinforce re-telling a story with specific times.

Useful Language (5-7 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

At this stage, the T introduces the Linking Words by referring to the previous sentences and asking (referring to the last activity) "Is this the first thing he did?" "Is this the first thing he did?" T then continues "is this the last/final activity he did?" Then, T asks Ss to say the sentences in order, First, then, after that, and lastly/finally. T writes "before" to clarify that it is also a linking word.

Controlled Practice (5-10 minutes) • To introduce students to linking words through a video on daily routine

T tells Ss that they are going to watch a video about Queen Elizabeth. T asks if Ss know anything about her life. T gives instructions that they are going to have an exercise based on the video that is going to be presented. They have to answer the questions related to grammar (verbs). They can check their answers while watching the video. T distributes the exercise. T gives them some time to answer it. After they finish the answers related to grammar. T instructs them that they have to do the exercise related to linking words while watching the video. The answers are from the video. T plays the video.

Productive Task(s) (5-6 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T asks students to write 5 sentences about their daily routines.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-6 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

T asks Ss to correct for their peers, then to write it on the board.

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