Stephan Meurisch Stephan Meurisch

TP4 - What time is it?
A1 - Elementary level


In this lesson, students learn how to express time in different ways.


Abc Clocks gap-fil Handout
Abc Clocks and watches picture/text matching handout
Abc Clocks arm drawing handout
Abc Time matching handout

Main Aims

  • In this lesson, students learn how to express time in English language.

Subsidiary Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, students will have practised listening for gist and specific information in the context of time.


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

I project pictures of different cities from all over the world on the board. Under the pictures are written numbers like -2 (London) or +6 (Tokyo) Ss have to find out what today's lesson is about. Today's lesson is about time - Londons time is 2hrs behind Izmir time, Tokyo is 6hrs ahead...

Test stage (4-5 minutes) • To check how much Ss already know about time and what need to be taught...

T gives Ss a handout. Ss need to fill in the correct time. After Ss finished this task they check their answers in pairs. After that WC FB

Task 2 (5-5 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice

T sticks printed clocks outside the classroom and handout a list of times to the Ss. Ss have to match their list with the clocks outside. Ss check their answers in pairs

Drilling (6-8 minutes) • Drilling correct pronunciation

WC FB from last stage with drilling of correct pronunciation. T project the clock on the WB and forces Ss to tell him the time. T provides immediately correction.

Task 2 (6-8 minutes) • To allow Ss to practice what they had just learned and give T evidence that they understand

T hands out a picture/text matching task. Ss check their answers in pairs. Ss work in pairs. 1 student point at a picture, the other student tell student 1 the time. T monitors.

Listening task (5-5 minutes) • To provide students the opportunity to practice their listening skills in the context of time

T plays a audio file from a PC. Ss have to listen for the time information in the recorded audio and match it with the handouts they were given before. Students check their answers in pairs. T monitors while S make peer check. We will listen again if they had problems to understand the audio file.

Task 3 (skip able) (3-3 minutes) • To provide students with practice of telling correct time

Ss work in pairs of 2. Both students have different handouts. Student 1 ask student 2 for the time, then student 2 ask student 1 for the time and so on and so forth... T monitors and provide immediately feedback and correction.

Freer practice (5-5 minutes) • Provide students with opportunity to practice their speaking

S work in pairs of 2 asking each other time related questions like: When do you get up in the morning? When do you have breakfast? What time do you have lunch? What time do you go to bed? T monitors and make notes. WC FB

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