What’s in your calendar? (prepositions of time)

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Grammar - prepositions of time

prepositions of time

LESSON OVERVIEW

In this lesson, students learn prepositions of time and get plenty of practice with this aspect of grammar. They use the prepositions in different contexts in both oral and written tasks

A2 / Pre‐Intermediate45 minFlipped LessonUnlimited Plan

This is a Flipped Classroom lesson plan. In a nutshell, it means that the first part of the lesson needs to be done by students at home. Learn more about flipped classroom and how we implement it in these lesson plans in our post.

PRE-CLASS ACTIVITIES

Prepositions of time

Before the lesson, students revise the use of prepositions of time in English. First, they have to read three short texts.Their task is to find and  put time expressions from the texts under the correct headings in a table (e.g. in the evening, on Friday, at night). Then, in the next exercise, students put them into practice. They have to complete a set of fourteen sentences with correct prepositions of time. In some cases, they need to leave a gap empty (e.g. next week, this month, last year). 

IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES

Practising prepositions of time

This part of the lesson starts with a discussion about calendars. Students say what events they put in them, how useful calendars are to plan a week, if they prefer digital or paper calendars, etc. Then, they complete seven sentences with correct prepositions. To make the exercise more interesting, students also check their knowledge of some events by choosing one of the two options in each of the sentences (e.g. Easter is always celebrated on Saturday/Sunday.). After that, they work in groups. Each of the students in a group gets a card with a schedule. They talk about the schedule while their partners guess what the person’s profession is. While doing the task, they use prepositions of time in each sentence they say. The next communication activity is done in pairs, but in a one-to-one class the teacher can be the student’s partner (to see more tips for using group activities in one-to-one classes, check our blog article). Each person gets a schedule and their task is to discuss it and find similarities and differences between their schedules(e.g. I’m going to have a lesson on Friday morning next week.). Still in pairs, students complete a table with time expressions which carry meaningful information for them (e.g. 2012). Then, they ask each other questions about the time expressions they mentioned (e.g. What happened in 2012?, What will happen next Wednesday?). 

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