(p.35) LET'S TALK 2 - What time is it?

Super Mario World – What time is it now?

  • First ensure students are confident with grammar point ‘What time is it now?’
  • Hand out half of the students with A worksheet and half with B worksheet, practice repeating dialogue.
  • Ensure students can pronounce cities names and understand the meaning of morning, afternoon and evening.

Q:  What time is it in Los Angeles now?

A:  It’s four o’clock in the afternoon.

What time is it in America?

Introduce the grammar by having students guess what time it is in your home country.

With map #1, have the students complete the map as a listening exercise.  Read off the states and the respective times.

With map #2, have the students use their imagination and fill in whatever times they want for the different states.  Give them about 1 or 2 minutes to do this.

Daily Routine

First, use whatever method you prefer to teach new vocabulary/verbs to students. Picture cards of the various parts of the day would be particularly useful.

Next, use this 2 part worksheet to check students’ understanding of daily routine vocabulary and verbs.

"What time is it now?" Binary Watches Edition

An info-gap activity with an evil, mathematical component.  Show students how to read time on a couple different kinds of binary watches. Then, give the worksheets from this file to alternating rows. Have them fill in dots and then ask the student next to them to read the time.

1. Warm up and practice saying tricky times < 10 min

2. Show pictures of the binary watches and explain how to read them < 10 min

3. Info gap activity < 10min