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Days of the week / months of the year
Elementary level


This lesson is about introducing the basic vocabulary to a group of beginners. SS will learn the days of the week and months of the year.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of the days of the week and the months of the year in context of birthdays.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation.


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To generate interest in the topic of the lesson.

I will bring a calendar to the class and ask ss we use this to know what? I will try to elicit the words 'days and months'. I will ask them what day is today? and what is this month?

Expand context (8-9 minutes) • To make students familiar with the TL and elicit the rest of the days and months.

I will chest the handout and explain to the students that they are going to listen to the days of the week and complete the words. I will replay and pause the audio. Then I chest the handout of page 44 and explain to them that they are going to listen to the months of the year as well and write them in the correct order inside the this box. I will pause and replay the audio. I will ask them to check in pairs and then I will check with the whole class.

Language Clarification (3-5 minutes) • to provide clarification of the meaning, form and pronunciation of the TL.

I will drill the days of the week and the months of the year chorally and then individually.

Freer practice (6-7 minutes) • to provide practice of the TL.

I will ask ss to tell their partner about their favorite day of the week and month of the year and why. I will give them time to discuss with each other, then I will ask each one of them to tell me about his/her favorite day and month. I will listen and take notes.

Feedback (3-4 minutes) • To praise good use of Tl to correct errors in TL use.

I will praise students' performance, then I will write down their mistake on the board and ask them if they can find any mistakes and how to correct them.

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