Detailed reading to complete a questionnaire about time-keeping
Revising prepositions of time
Procedure (38-52 minutes)
Teacher starts the lesson by speaking about attitudes to time in Canada. (A few expressions of time are included.) Students are put into pairs to discuss attitude towards time in Turkey: Is it acceptable to be late for a business meeting? What about a dinner party? How late is acceptable? Is it acceptable to arrive early?
Students match the time idioms to the situations that describe them on the teacher made HO. Answers are taken up as a whole class and a drilling of these idioms is done as a whole class as well. Students are put into pairs to speak about whether they agree with these statements or not.
Teacher explains what time-keeping, on time and in time means with a few examples on the board.
Students are given time to read and complete the questionnaire individually. After, they are put into groups of four to compare their answers. Students are given the 'what your score means' section on a separate piece of paper and discuss in their groups whether they agree or not. Teacher explains what 'waste of time' means with a couple examples. Students in pairs write sentences about wasting time.
Students look at the margin information to help them complete Grammar Exercise 1. Teacher monitors to address any questions. Students quickly peer check their answers. Answers are taken up as a wc.
Teacher gives students example sentences using the prepositions of time they learned this lesson. By following the example sentences and the prepositions of time they have learned, students will get up and mix and mingle to ask questions and answer questions with their peers.