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Tp4 Lesson plan
Elementary (A1) level


In this lesson Students learn about "Prepositions of time; in/at/on" through reading and listening an interview about special days and dates.


Main Aims

  • • To provide Ss with clarification and practice of "prepositions of time: in, on, at" in the context special days and dates.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To enable students to develop their reading skills through an interview about a special day and to practice accuracy speaking.


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

Discussion: Ask Ss "Do we have special days? Do we work on holidays? Give examples to special days: Valentine's day(on February 14th , Mother's day on May... Ask If they know any other special days or dates. Write Nothing Day on the board. Ask "What do you think people do on Nothing day?" If they are unsure; Mime sleeping, reading a book, etc...

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Ss read the interview (HO) in the Ss' book and match the questions to the answers. Ss read and listen to the interview this time and check their answers in pairs. "What is Nothing day?, When is Nothing day?, Why Nothing day?, What do people do on Nothing day?" Ss read and listen again and decide if the sentences are true (T) or false (F). Ss nominate each other to say the answer( as a feedback).

Highlighting (6-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Ss plan and write down a timetable for Nothing Day with their partners and present it to the class. - Show a simple plan for timetable on the board.(11.00: I get up. 14.00:look out of the window ...) - Elicit other possible things to do on Nothing day. - Monitor and check their timetables. - Ss present their timetables.

Clarification (7-9 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Prepositions of time are shown with PP on the board. Explain the function of "in, on, at" . Show one example on the board: I usually relax at night. Ss complete the sentences with a preposition and a time word individually (HO). Monitor, check the sentences. Ss share their ideas with their partners.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ss choose the right answer for the exercise (HO/ Pair work) Monitor, check and help If they need. Early finishers help the others. Feedback Show flashcards, nominate one student and ask "If it takes in, on or at".(quickly)

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Divide Ss into four groups. Ask Ss to decide on a new holiday. Brainstorm some ideas to help them to think (Student's Day, Be nice day...) Write; "Our idea for a new holiday is Student's Day. It's on 3rd June. On this day people..." on the board as an example. Each group write down their special day on a paper and list what they do in this day.

Free Practice (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

One nominee from each group reads out that group's special holiday. At the end the whole class votes for the best holiday.

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