Preposition of place lesson
Beginner level


In this lesson students learn about the preposition of places through PPP. The lesson starts with introducing the prepositions by miming. This is followed by an activity where students listen and choose titles for the three paragraphs. There is some controlled practice and a freer practice through reading a text and guessing the room's name and preparing a poster of their new house by using the pictures.


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Main Aims

  • To practice the preposition of places in the context of house furniture

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide listening/speaking activities to back up the grammar point


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Greetings with new students. (Addressing them with their names. Making some good eye contacts.) Getting students' attention and maybe gesturing that they should listen to/watch you. Presenting some vocabularies.

Exposure (2-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Standing in front of the class and pointing at the place where I'm standing and saying 'Here!' after that asking one of the students to come to the board. Standing near them and uttering 'near' by tapping on the chest to show that 'I am near that student.'

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Now I will change my position in the classroom by asking help from a student and by using 'near' 'behind' 'between' 'in front of' 'under' 'in' and 'on'. I'm going to use as many example sentences as I can think of for each preposition trying to get the students to guess its meaning before writing it on the board and moving onto the next one.

Clarification (2-5 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Teacher draws the attention of the students to some of the pronunciation of the words as in It is next to the fridge. (Should read /neks tÉ™ / ) To is pronounced in a weak form. And even the last letter of next, which is 't' is not pronounced.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students are given a set of pictures and a text. They read the paragraph and put the objects into the correct place.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Here, the students listen to the text. They choose titles for the different paragraphs. Later on, they read the text and draw a picture of the room. To practice this, they look at the picture and are given some sentences. Now they finish the sentences by using the prepositions.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students now work in groups and they are given some papers from a colourful catalogue of IKEA and they see some examples of the ordering of the rooms. After that they are asked to design their ideal room by using the furniture and each group is responsible for designing only one room. So they are given papers as background and also are given the pictures of the objects or furniture that they will use. They then arrange the places of these furniture. And explain how they put these objects by using the preposition. Some time later, each group comes to the board and put up their posters on the board. They end up with having a whole one house consisting of the rooms that they actually designed by themselves. Finally, they look at each other's work. Each group talks about if they like the room or not.

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