Mazen Diab Mazen Diab

Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss will be speaking about idioms and expressions to do with time. Ss will be reading and completing a questionnaire about time-keeping. Ss will be also discussing attitudes to time in their countries and activities that Ss think are waste of time by speaking.


Abc Speaking Activity 1 + matching meanings
Abc Reading Activity 2
Abc Time questions
Abc Find someone who..
Abc Power point- warm up questions
Abc Match words with their definitions pre-reading

Main Aims

  • To devvelop students' skills of speaking for flunecy in the context of attitude to time.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To develop students' skills of reading for gist and details in the context of a test related to their attitude to time-keeping. To enable Ss understand and use the following idioms related to time.


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

T will show Ss some pictures to elicit the topic for today. After that, T will will show them some questions on the projector to discuss in pairs. Finally, T will ask them about their answers as WCFB.

Find some who (3-6 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through questions

T will give a HO to find someone who.....and ask Ss to stand up and mingle in the class to find people's names around the class. Finally, T will ask for names as a WCFB.

Exposure to idioms (8-12 minutes) • To highlight and clarify meanings of idioms in the context of time

T will ask Ss "Are idioms words or a group of words?", T will clarify the meaning of idioms. Then, T will stick the idioms on the board and give them a HO for the idioms to discuss their meanings in pairs. T will ask them after that to unfold their HO and start matching the meanings. T will check answers on WB as a WCFB. Finally, T will ask them if they have similar idioms in Turkey to personalize the langauge.

Reading Task 2 (8-12 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target recieptive skills

T will ask Ss to match the words with their meanings as a pre-reading task, T will ask SS to check in pairs, after that, T will do a WCFB on the WB. Next, T will ask Ss about the meaning of "time-keeping" to elicit the meaning before the reading. After that, T will give them a questionnaire to answer for themselves, then check in pairs, finally, T will ask them to unfold their HO to check for themselves.

Feedback and Error Correction (2-3 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

T will ask Ss about things that waste their time in pairs, they have to find three activites that waste their time. Finally, T will ask for some answers as a WCFB.

If time productive activit (4-7 minutes) • To practice flunecy by asking and answering question about time

T will give a HO to practice speaking -fluency in pairs.

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