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close this bookBasic English for Adults (Republic of Kenya, 72 p.)
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View the documentIntroduction
View the documentLesson 1. Greetings
View the documentLesson 2. Introduce Yourself and Friends
View the documentLesson 3. Name and Address
View the documentLesson 4. My Family
View the documentLesson 5. Numbers
View the documentLesson 6. My Body
View the documentLesson 7. Colours
View the documentLesson 8. Revision
View the documentLesson 9. Our House
View the documentLesson 10. What are You Doing?
View the documentLesson 11. What is the Time?
View the documentLesson 12. Today and Yesterday
View the documentLesson 13. Where do they Work
View the documentLesson 14. Directions
View the documentLesson 15. Filling in Forms
View the documentLesson 16. Writing a Letter
View the documentLesson 17. Revision

Lesson 11. What is the Time?

1. Discuss:

When do you need to know the time?
What problems do you have telling time?
What do you see on the clock?
The long hand is the minute hand.
The short hand is the hour hand.


It is 8.00
It is 8.00 sharp
It is 8.00 a.m.
It is early in the morning.


The time is 10.30
It is quarter past 10:00
In the morning


The time now is 12:00 o’clock
It is 12.00 noon

2. Practice telling the time


The time is __ in the morning


The time is __ in the afternoon


The time is __ in the evening.

3. Work in twos and read aloud

Tonje:

Excuse me Maina


What is the time?



Maina:

It is quarter past 1:00



Tonje:

Thank you. I must hurry.


The class starts at 2:00 sharp.

4. Practice reading the story above

2.10

4.40

6.45

5. Think about the answers and the questions

How many minutes are there in an hour?

How many hours are there from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon?

How many hours are there from 1.00 to 3.00 p.m.?

How many minutes is it:

From 9.00 to quarter past 9.00?
From 8.00 to quarter past 9.00?
From 10.00 to half past 10.00?

7. Write sentences to say what time you:

Wake up.
Go to class.
Go to bed.
Have breakfast.

8. Work with your partner:

List down what you do at home.
What time do you do the activities.
How many hours you spent on each activity.

9. Days of the week

Look at a Calendar

How many days are there in a week?
There are seven days in a week.

Let us name them: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
What do we do on each day?

Monday................................... work, study.
Tuesday................................... work, study.
Wednesday.............................. work, study.
Thursday................................. work, study.
Friday..................................... work, study, go to mosque.
Saturday................................ work, study, go to church.
Sunday.................................. work, study, go to church.

10. Think about them, then fill in the blank spaces:

If today is Monday, then tomorrow will be.......................
If today is Tuesday, then yesterday was.............................
We go to church/mosque on.............................................
The day after tomorrow will be.........................................
Children do not go to school on.......................................

11. Months of the year

How many months are there in a year?

Let us name them:

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

12. Talk about activities of each month.

During which month are the following holidays?

Christmas
Labour Day
Idd-u-fitr
New Year’s Day
Easter
Jamhuri Day
Madaraka Day
International Literacy Day

New words

when know tell time o’clock hand list, activity minute hour quarter to noon half past, quarter past, calendar week days yesterday church, mosque, tomorrow month today holiday.