Daily routines - Present simple
To provide fluency in the context of talking about daily routines
To provide practice using adverbs of frequency to talk about how often we do something
To provide review and practice using present simple
To provide practice talking about the time of day
Procedure (45-60 minutes)
Are you a morning person or a night person? When do you feel good during the day? When can you think and work best? Do you like to wake up early and start your day? Do you like to stay up late at night? Discuss with students whether they think they are a morning or a night person and why.
Read the text "Morning people and night people" (Straightforward beginner student's book p50). Introduce phrases "night owl" and "early bird" Show an example of two people, one morning person and one night person. Discuss what they normally do. Model sentences to describe each person: Mornings are difficult. Mornings are easy. They like to stay up late. Ask students to use sentences of their own. (She goes to bed late. She is tired at night. She is tired in the morning. She gets up early.) SLIDES - Night owl - Early bird Vocabulary to review: Early/late On time Typical Normally / usually Always / often / sometimes / hardly ever / never SLIDE - adverbs of frequency
Look at times of day. Review morning, noon, afternoon, evening, night. Early, late, etc. Show adverbs of frequency on a sliding scale. Ask students to tell me where to put each word. SLIDE - adverbs of frequency
Elicit some things that people do on a weekday morning. Type these things in the chat. Ask them to get paper and pen to write. Put phrases in order to describe a typical Monday morning for you. - go to work - drink coffee / tea - eat breakfast - exercise - take kids to school - etc. Then in pairs, tell each other about your typical Monday.
Drilling pronunciation How often? Every day Once a week Once or twice a month Every weekend Not very often ACTIVITY - Community centre - page 53 - In pairs, then report to each other ACTIVITY - How often - page 55 - IN PAIRS, then report in whole class SLIDES - Community centre, how often IMAGE - Community centre
HANDOUT - make sentences about times of day. Fill in the missing words so they are true for you. See page 51. SLIDE - times of day Then discuss in pairs.
BREAK FOR 5 MINUTES