Intermediate level


In this lesson students learn about useful phrases and idioms with time.


Abc Gap fill hand out
Abc Recording
Abc Web based visuals
Abc Powerpoint slide
Abc Text for listening

Main Aims

  • To introduce, review and give controlled oral practice in using vocabulary from idioms and expressions with time through a recording and 3 short texts.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss practice in the integrated skills of speaking, writing, in particular to give Ss the opportunity to practise idioms/expressions with time.


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To arouse interest and introduce the topic.

Draw a circle on WB and write time- give one example - free time, on time. Give them 2 think and discuss and get them to write anything they know with time on WB.

Focus on TL1 (5-5 minutes) • To introduce Ss to target vocabulary.

Hand out text for listening (powerpoint)and ask Ss to underline words with time. Give them sufficient time for a skim reading and mark these words. Ss guess their meaning in pairs or groups.

Focus on TL2 (6-8 minutes) • To focus on MFP of the target language.

With the help of powerpoint slide, focus on MFP of the vocabulary. 1.we're making good time- show 1.&2nd picture and compare two pics. is it possible making good time in 1st picture? or second? Use CCqs and turn to Ss for answers. continue with other pics.

Pre-listening (5-5 minutes) • Pre-listening to prepare Ss for the topic of the listening and make predictions about what they will hear.

ask Ss to refer to texts & pictures paper handed out and ask Ss to read the conversations and match them with the pictures. Peer check. WC FB.

while listening 1 (5-7 minutes) • to listen for a specific information

Explain task: match the expressions with the underlined phrases in conversations. Peer check. Listen again for WC FB Answer key on the wall.

Gap fill activity (3-5 minutes) • to practise time expressions in a gap fillling activity.

Insert the missing letters activity. Peer check. Answer key on the wall or 1 for each group.

discuss with a partner. (5-5 minutes) • Ss practise time idioms and expressions they learn.

Hand out 3 question- exercise which one describes you best?

writing- if time (5-5 minutes)

Ss to work with a partner and choose 3 expressions from exercise 2. Tell them to write a short conversation including them.

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