Routines and habits

Students will review telling the time and will then learn to talk about daily routines

This lesson focuses on vocabulary to talk about daily routines, and using the present simple in the first and third person. Firstly, students will review telling the time in English, as well as the days of the week. Language to describe routine activities will then be introduced, and students will answer questions about their own daily routines and find out about their classmates’ routines. Finally there are some suggestions for review and follow up activities.


• To revise telling the time
• To teach the vocabulary of daily routines
• To practise the present simple, 1st and 3rd person singular
• To review question forms with ‘when?’, ‘What time?’

Age group: Primary

Level: A1 / A2

Time: 60 + minutes

1. Simple flashcards representing the routines you decide to teach – for rexample Get up (an alarm clock with stick figure getting out of bed), have a shower (a shower), Have breakfast (a steaming bowl or mug and cereal), go to school (a stick figure next to a school sign), Go home (a stick figure next to a home sign), do my homework (some books and pens), watch TV (a TV), got to bed (draw a bed).
2. Word cards for these activities
3. Flash cards with the time in digital format, or clocks made by the students if you have them.
4. Magnets or blutak to stick the cards to the board.

By: Angela Ferarra

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