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Beginner level


In this lesson students learn lexis in the context of Daily Routines. They also practice the Present Simple Tense by telling each other about their own daily routine.


Abc Matching words with time of day handout
Abc daily routine flash cards
Abc words for wall
Abc series of pictures depicting a daily routine
Abc semi controlled practice conversation starter
Abc answer key for match the words and phrases

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of lexis relating to daily routines in the context of a typical day

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice with use of the Present Simple Tense as well as speaking practice by talking about daily routines in the context of a typical day


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

students write down six "times" (e.g 6:30; 9:20) and take turns saying their times and writing their partner's.

Exposure (5-5 minutes) • To provide context for and exposure to the target language through a text or situation

Students listen as teacher tells about her daily routine. As students listen they organize a series of daily routine flash cards into the right order in groups. In order to establish how much of the language students know teacher and students do a quick comparison among groups.

Highlighting (5-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

In groups, students match Daily Routine flash cards handed out earlier with words on the walls.

Clarification (5-5 minutes) • To clarify the meaning and form of the target language

In Pairs, students match the words and phrases seen on the flash cards earlier to the times of day. students check the answers in pairs with the answer key.

clarification 2 (5-5 minutes) • To work on student's pronunciation of target language

With the teacher students drill target language chorally and individually.

Controlled Practice (5-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students hold up a series of pictures depicting a daily routine to one another in pairs. One partner points to different pictures while the other says the words.

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

students talk about their routine in the week -not the weekend - in pairs and make notes of things they do at the same time. Students tell the class things that they and their partner do at the same time.

free practice (5-5 minutes) • to allow students to freely practice using lexis in the context of daily routines.

If there is time, students talk in pairs about their daily routine on the weekend.

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