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TP2/ Grammar Prepositions of time
Pre-intermediate SB level


In this lesson, students learn about different sort of prepositions of time which are at, in, and on. Moreover, they will have the chance of speaking practice to develop speaking accuracy. However, among other approaches, TTT would be better in this respect. Besides, They learn how to use prepositions in different occasions, for instance the months of the year, the days of the week, use on with days and dates, use at with specific times, some parts of the day and with periods of time imagined as a unity; use in with years, months, seasons, some parts of the day and to mean at the end of a period of time after now. To put in a nut shell, it a leads to speaking to develop accuracy.


Main Aims

  • To provide practice of The preposions of time in the context of The months of the year; the weeks of the days; prepositions a/on/at as well as speaking for accuracy/

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of To give students fully-controlled practice of prepositions of time to develop their spoken accuracy in the context of Daily routine, days of the week, months of the year, and so forth.


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

A short introduction, first i ask some questions from students in which where they were born? when? and some further questions about the time of different occasions related to their culture, such as When is the New year? When was your last trip? After that the WC FB and some error corrections. Then starting with a short story of mine about my birthday which i divide it into the month, the day, the date, the hour, and anything about preposition of time, while speaking i will put a label which is related to my story about the time, for example i was born in September in 1994 and the rest, then by doing this i will be able to engage students with the topic automatically. Then students will be given the papers for next step.

Substitution Drill: (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Starting with distributing some papers which are the months of the year, the days of the week, different times, and a large paper with time expression on it. I Have prepared The Grammar lesson and and and i will give them some time to read it carefully. Do ex. 2 then expand the topics by doing more prepared exercises.

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

In this time i start teaching in order to solve students problems, and to understand it deeply. Then i try to ask them some questions if they have understood. I ask them to repeat the phrases one after another, I will give them another paper to do and the i will ask them to stand up and ask and answers the questions about the time.

Controlled Written Practice: (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

I will ask them to write about their daily routine and their birthday, year, date and all about prepositions of time. After that check answers in pairs and WC FB. This section needs concentration to do it in the best way.

Controlled Spoken Practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

I give students in pairs the same questions as lead-in and they ask and answer in pairs. I think play back to the board would be very practical because it is at the end of the class and they are tired. So it helps them to be more fresh in this case.

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