Telling the Time

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Teach English learners how to talk about the time of day or lengths of time with a short video. It features common time expressions and ways to interpret the time from a clock in conversation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners watch the video in a computer lab or as homework before your lesson
  • Encourage pairs to write scripts with phrases included in the video, and to perform the conversations in front of the class
Classroom Considerations

  • The video has a combination of British and American voices, which might confuse beginning English learners
  • The information in the article is more helpful than the video itself, which focuses on different ways to tell the time
  • Uses expressions such as half past and quarter past
Pros

  • Provides time for learners to answer with the time on the clock
  • Comes with a quiz to check for understanding
Cons

  • None