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ESOL – Literacy – Numeracy


Telling the time – Interactive clocks

With the rapid decline in the use of the Adobe Flash plugin, Cambridge ELT has removed its excellent interactive clock for practising telling the time. I have kept the picture of the clock for a bit of nostalgia 🙂

However, there are a couple of good alternatives that I have been using with my learners:

teacherLED.com has the closest I could find to the Cambridge clock that gives learners practice telling the time.

I also like the teaching clock at topmarks.co.uk because it enables you to easily adjust the time in fixed increments.

Last, but not least, I like the teaching clock at visnos.com because you (or your learners) can just drag the hands to the time you want and there are lots of customisation options. For example, I can change the colour of the second hand to match that of the clock face so that it becomes invisible and less of a distraction when teaching.

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spicytoothadmin • November 2, 2015


  1. spanish tutor in london December 20, 2017 - 9:40 pm Reply

    Good evening. Thanks a lot! Really enjoyed reading this page.

  2. John March 30, 2020 - 3:44 pm Reply

    Gutted- I used to use the Cambridge teaching clock for years and wanted it to teach my own children. Thanks for the alternatives.

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