To provide review, clarification and practice for the prepositions; in-on-at.
To provide practice of prepositions of time
To give students controlled speaking practice to develop spoken accuracy.
Procedure (32-42 minutes)
I will give each student a card with a 'When...?.' question on it. The students will stand up and mingle in front of the board. They will ask and answer to the questions for 5 min. so that they could have the chance to practice both question forms and statements regarding 'time'. I will divide the WB into three columns and write in-on-at as the title for each category. Then, I will hang big flashcards of time expressions such as 2005, winter...etc. to the right side of the WB. After that, I will ask the students to work in pairs for 3 min. to discuss which category each expression belongs to. Once they have finished discussion with their pair, I will give each student a flashcard and I will ask all of them to stick it to the right category at once. Then, I will get a WC feedback by checking their answers.
I will tell them the sentence; 'I had a shower in the morning.' Then I will show a flashcard with a time expression on it. The student will retell the sentence by using that expression and by adding the correct preposition.
I ask them to work in pairs and I give them a worksheet with sentence parts on it such as ' The best time to go shopping is...'. Then I ask them to share their ideas with each other and complete the rest of the sentences by adding time expressions. When they finish the activity, I get the answers from each pair.
I will divide them into two groups and I will ask them to find a group name for their team. Then, I will ask them to compose questions starting with 'When?' about the important events or famous people. For example, a group will ask when Ataturk was born and the other group will answer in '1881'. After each group prepares 5 questions they will give them to the other group and the members of each group will discuss and try to find the correct answers for the questions. The group which has more correct answers will win the game. After the game finishes, I will ask the WC the correct answers of the questions.