Time zones Present Simple and Continuous

New Cutting Edge Intermediate Module 1

 

Choose one of the countries below (or another country that you know or can more or less guess the time zone of) and say what people there are probably doing now and what their routines and habits are until your partner guesses which country you are talking about

 

12 hours behind/ ahead of Korea

Parts of Brazil

 

Nine hours behind Korea

The United Kingdom                     Ireland                              Iceland               

Eight hours behind Korea

Austria                                            Belgium                                         Algeria

The Czech Republic                     Denmark                                       Nigeria

France                                            Germany                                       The Vatican

Italy                                                                The Netherlands                           Switzerland       

Norway                                           Spain   

 

Seven hours behind Korea

Finland                                           Greece                                          Zimbabwe

Turkey                                             Egypt                                             South Africa

Israel                                                            

 

Six hours behind Korea

Saudi Arabia                                               Iraq                                                 Kenya

Somalia                                                       

 

Five hour behind Korea

Oman                                                            The UAE

Four hours behind Korea

Pakistan                                                       The Maldives

 

Three hours behind Korea

Bangladesh

 

Two hours behind Korea

Cambodia                                                    Thailand                                        Vietnam

 

One hour behind Korea

Hong Kong                                                   Malaysia                                        The Philippines

Mongolia                                                      Singapore                                      Taiwan

The same as South Korea

Japan                                                           North Korea                                   Parts of Siberia


 

One hour ahead of South Korea

Most of Australia

Three hours ahead of South Korea

New Zealand

5 hours ahead of Korea

Hawaii

 

9 hours ahead of Korea

Parts of Mexico                             Easter Island (Chile)

 

10 hours ahead of Korea

The Bahamas                                Colombia                                       Cuba

Haiti                                                              Jamaica                                         Peru

 

11 hours ahead of Korea

Barbados                                                     Quebec (Canada)                         Bermuda           

Discussion questions

How does the way we spend our time vary around the world? How is that different in your country and other countries you know or know about?

Things to consider:

à        Work

à        Studies

à        Sleep

à        Leisure (sports, hobbies, etc)

à        Media and the arts

à        Housework

à        Food and drink

à        Different generations

Read the text on pages 8 and 9 and see if they mention and similarities and differences that you mentioned. What was the most surprising piece of information?

 

What things in the text are similar to and different from your own country, do you think?

 

Find similarities and differences between you and your partner connected to the same topics

Useful languageI guess/ I think/ I’m pretty sure that/ I’m certain that…

Everyone/ Almost everyone/ The majority of people (= Most people)/ Lots of people/ Some people…

At this time/ Around now

Always/ Almost always/ Very often/ Often/ Sometimes/ Rarely/ Hardly ever/ Almost never/ Never

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PDF version for easy printing: TimeZonesPresentSimpleContinuous

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