Intermediate B1+ level
To develop students´ skills of speaking for fluency in the context of attitudes to time and with the help of a board game.
To develop students´ skills of reading for gist and detail in the context of a test related to their attitude to time-keeping. To enable Ss to understand and use the following idioms related to time (the early birds catches the worm, there´s no time like the present, better late than never)
Procedure (35-44 minutes)
T enters the class running and says: “I arrived just in ....!”. Ss guess the lexis “time”. T asks the Ss about attitudes to time in their countries. e.g. Is it acceptable to be late for a business meeting or for a class? How late is acceptable? Is it acceptable to arrive early? What does “five minutes” mean in Turkey and in other countries that you know?
Ss match the sayings with the pictures and the explanations on the board. Then T ask Ss if there are sayings about time in their language.
Elicit “time-keeping” (being on time, not late) and focus on the questionnaire. Ss read on the questionnaire and decide on their own answers. Into pairs compare their answers.
Ss look at the “What your score means” section (on the walls) and discuss whether they agree with the analysis or not.
Elicit “waste of time”. T asks the Ss to work in pairs and decide on at least three activities which are a waste of time. Start them off with some ideas on my own. E.g. chating on facebook when there is a deadline for an assignment, blow-drying my hair when it´s raining. Ss mingle to find another pair who has written same activities as a waste of time.
Explanations of game´s rules. Small groups of 3 persons so everybody has the chance to talk. Teacher monitoring and collecting errors.
Fb and corrections of common errors, To give awards to the winners and close the TPs