Planning Our Time

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 22, 2022 and last updated on July 25, 2023

The topic of Planning Our Time holds significant value for English learners as it fosters essential language skills and life management abilities. Exploring this subject equips learners with vocabulary and expressions related to scheduling, time management and setting priorities.

By delving into Planning Our Time, English learners develop a deeper understanding of time-related phrases and enhance their overall language proficiency in practical, real-life contexts.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

About Planning Our Time

Time is a crucial factor in our daily life. Time is a resource that we need to manage and use properly. We all have 24 hours in a day and we have to use it wisely.

If you want to be successful, you need to use your time wisely. This can be difficult because there are so many distractions in the world, such as social media and video games.

You should spend a lot of time planning out what you want to accomplish during the day. You should also prioritize certain tasks over others so that you will be able to get them done in a timely fashion.

Useful Vocabulary

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  • wisely (adverb)
  • productive (adjective)
  • timely fashion (phrase)
  • make the most of (phrase)
  • plan out (phrasal verb)
  • mostly (adverb)
  • distraction (noun)
  • prioritize (verb)
  • schedule (noun)

Conversation Questions

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  • Do you think you use your time wisely?
  • How do you organize your day?
  • Do you usually have enough time in the day to get everything done?
  • How important is it to plan your time well when working?
  • What are the consequences of not planning our time carefully?
  • What are the benefits of planning our time well?
  • How do you prioritise your tasks and decide what to do first?
  • What strategies do you use to stay focused and avoid procrastination?
  • How do you handle unexpected events or disruptions to your planned schedule?
  • Should individuals allocate specific time for leisure and relaxation in their daily schedules?
  • Do electronic gadgets and social media help or hinder time management skills?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.