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Telling Time
Beginner level


In this lesson students will review the numbers, learn how to tell time and the days of the week, they will also be introduce to some daily routines. The warm-up will help them review the numbers. Then, the teacher will present and explain the language of telling time through T-SS interaction and practice with PW. After, the T will present the vocabulary for days of the week and SS will have a group activity to practice it in PW, and a GW activity to present the days of the weeks and the prepositions in and on, they will do two exercises to practice and then the class will do a peer checking and a group activity to practice all the TL given by that moment. After that, they will be introduce to some daily routines vocabulary and they will watch a video about it and have PW to practice talking about their daily routines.


Abc Exercise 3a and 3b

Main Aims

  • To provide the SS with the necessary language to tell time and to express their daily and weekly routines

Subsidiary Aims

  • To review and practice telling the time with numbers


Warm-up (2-3 minutes) • To review the numbers

After saying hello the T will make the Ss count and write on the WB the numbers 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60 as they say it and then the word BOOM! The T will demonstrate the activity first and then, the Ss have to one by one say the numbers but when they get to one of the numbers on the board they will have to say BOOM not the number.

Telling time (7-8 minutes) • To present and practice telling time

The T will do gestures to elicit the time, once the Ss have said the time, the T will present a clock with hands that can move and try to elicit different times and ask one student to write them on the board. After, the T will give the Ss handouts (Handout-Findeachother1 and Handout-Findeachother1), some with the time in an analog clock and others with the digital clock, the should find their partners and pair up. When they have find their partner and sit down together, they will become a team, and do peer checking for the paring analog and digital times. If this activity takes less than 5min the T will hand out Handout1-Tellingtime and Handout2-Tellingtime for them to do them in pairs and then check them together.

Days of the week (2-3 minutes) • To review the days of the week vocabulary

ECDW the days of the week by drawing a weekly calendar in the WB. The Ss will have to spell the days for the writing part and one student will write them on the WB.

Prepositions in/on (5-6 minutes) • To present and practice the time prepositions in and on

The T will draw a timeline on the WB and present pictures to elicit the words: morning, afternoon and evening. And then the T will elicit the appropriate prepositions with fill in the blank exercises on the WB. After, the Ss will do two exercises to practice this prepositions, and peer checking when they are finish.

Game Show (9-10 minutes) • To practice the TL

The T will make the Ss say the numbers 1 and 2 to every two students and then group them accordingly to the number they said. They will have to stand up and remain standing up. The T will demonstrate the game by model language with one student. The T will put a table in the middle of the room with the groups on the sides. The T will hand out a paddle to each student and one student from each group will come to the table. The T will say a time they will have to draw it in their paddles, the one who finish first with the correct answer wins the point. Note: This activity is designed for 14 students and can be adapted to any even number below 14, if there are an uneven number of the students or more than 14, the student will be ask to write the answers on the board or help the T say the questions.

Daily routines (9-10 minutes) • To present and practice daily routines vocabulary

With the different answers from the previous activity on the WB the T will elicit some basic daily activities using sign language and applying ECDW, and this will be the introduction to the next activity, which is a short video of daily routines. After the video, there will be a speaking activity in pairs,which the T will demonstrate first with a student. In the speaking activity the Ss have to talk about their daily routines, while they do that, the T will be monitoring them. The pairing will be with the person next to you.

Dairy activity (3-4 minutes) • To practice the TL

The T will ask the Ss to move one seat to the right and pair them with the person next to them, and demonstrate and elicit the phrases: I am busy and I am free. After, the T will give them handout-dairy. The will have to do this activity in pairs while the T is monitoring them. There will be a peer checking at the end of the activity.

Closing (2 minutes) • To review the TL and give closure to the lesson

The T will ask the Ss some questions about time and about daily routines. If we still have some time left before the closing, the T will do an extra activity. Divide the class into two groups and say a time and one person from each time has to write it on the board. The person who finish first and correctly will win a point.

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