Many students forget to use
with particular days and
with parts of the day. The also confuse
Write the following items on the board:
8:00 pm – 1990 - the evening – sunrise – July - holidays - Friday
Then ask the following questions. Explain the students the myst reply using
and one of the words provided on the board. (Adapt the answers, if necessary)1. When is her birthday?(In July)2. When is the party?(On July 3
)3. When do you get home?(In the evening)4. What time does the match start?(At 8:00 pm)5. When does the concert finish? (At midnight)6. When are you going to the doctor?(On Friday)7. When will you go to Japan?(On holidays)8. When did you finish studying? (In 1990)Finally, ask:
Which preposition do we use before...
a) clock times
b) precise moments (
c) parts of the day
d) days of the week
f) particular days
g) months and years
(in)Next, last, this
We never use
before next, last or this.
Jack started having piano lessons
He is having a piano lesson
He is practising
Tomorrow, yesterday every
Explain that we don't a presposition of time before tomorrow, yesterday, every.
I went to a party
And there's another party
But I can't go because I see my grandmother
In time / On time
Explain the difference between these two expressions.
I arrived at the stadium
for the start of the match
(= early enough / not too late)
The bus arrived
(=at exactly the right time / the expected time)