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Online Friendly ESL Discussion: Lateness and Punctuality
Ian Kime
July 5, 2022

Are you a timebender or timekeeper?


Time to work out why one of your students is always late. Today you’ll be talking about the reasons behind some individuals’ chronic lateness and then discuss the importance or lack of punctuality in modern day life with this ESL discussion worksheet.

If you like warmers (it’s basically my favorite part of the lesson), you can start off by asking your students about how they feel when their plane has been delayed at the airport and what do they do to pass the time.

Start by distributing the PDF to your students, and then watch the video below once or twice.

The video:

esl discussion lateness

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Ian Kime

Ian Kime

I have been teaching English abroad since receiving my CELTA certificate in Poland in 2018. I enjoy tracking my individual students’ development but love having lessons with big groups! Now that I teach online, I am accompanied by my sidekicks Olaf, Mała, Pirate and Bandit on a regular basis.


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