Alaa Ali Elfawal Alaa Ali Elfawal

Days of the week and months of the year
Beginners 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 through some exercises.

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 and engage students.

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?

exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation.

I will give each student a calendar and ask them to point at their birthdays and the Christmas day.

Highlight (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language.

I will ask them to focus on the days of the week and tell me how many days in the week ? and how many months in the year?

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

I will put some cards for the months by order starts with Sunday until Saturday. Then I will ask them " Today is ....." "Yesterday was ....." "Tomorrow is ...." " Our class is on ...." Then I will remove the cards and drill the days by order and then ask them to repeat in groups and them individually. Then I will do the same with months. I will ask them We are in which month? Then I will drill them first and then individually. Then I will ask them some CCQs: 1- In which is your birthday? 2- In which month is the Mother's day? February 3- What is the first month? 4- What is the last month?

Controlled Practice (5-8 minutes) • To check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

I will give two hand-out to re-arrange the days of the week and the months. Check in pairs. Give them the feedback.

Free practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

I will ask them to work in pairs and speak with each other about special events in any month of the year and a habit on a special day of the week. They will give me a feedback about each other. I will give them the feedback.

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