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A trip to countryside – Prepositions of time | ESL/EFL lesson plan

The focus of the lesson: To be able to talk about and describe past events using prepositions of time
Size of the class: 40 students
Age: 15 years old/grade 9
Level: Beginner/A2
Length of the lesson: 2 hours

Vocabulary to learn and remember

Bus, Motorbike, Plane, Car, Bicycle
Plant rice, plant vegetables, raise cattle, work in factories, work on farms, and work in offices
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Conversation questions

What did you do last weekend?
What is the name of your home village?
How long does it take to get to the city?
How can you get there?
What do people do for a living in your village?

Focus

To be able to talk about and describe past events using prepositions of time.
To be able to talk about and describe past events using prepositions of time.
To be able to talk and discuss about their home village.
To be able to ask for and give information.

Stage 1

Go through prepositions of time with the students, draw on the board:

Time

A trip to countryside – Prepositions of time | ESL/EFL lesson plan

Examples:
At 8 o’clock ...
At 10.30 a.m. ...
At midnight ...

Dates

A trip to countryside – Prepositions of time | ESL/EFL lesson plan

Examples:
On Sunday(s)/ Monday(s) ...
On 25 April, 7 June ...
On New years Day ...

Months/Years

A trip to countryside – Prepositions of time | ESL/EFL lesson plan

Examples:
In January/February ...
In 2008/2012 ...
In Morning/Afternoon ...

Write some examples on the board, for example “On 6 June” “At 5:30” “On Sunday morning ...” Go around the class and ask students for similar examples.

Note:
A short review of the past tense with the students might be necessary.

Stage 2

Help the students to make sentences using the past tense and prepositions of time by writing down vocabulary on the board.
Ask the students to work in pairs and think of some simple sentences. Get some students to read their examples out loud to the class.
Write “What did you do last weekend” on the board. Ask the students to write five sentences in their book to answer the question, so that they can discuss about what they did in the past, using prepositions of time.
Go around the class and ask every student the question.
Play a game

Stage 3

Ask students to describe their weekend, giving at least three or four sentences.

Stage 4

Do the listening task with the students.
Write the conversation questions on the board; go through the questions and write the Vietnamese translation next to them.
On one side of the board write down some vocabulary to help the students answer the questions.
Give the students five minutes to answer the questions.
Call up some students to answer the question and to make sure that they have the work in their notebook and to check their skills for giving information.


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