Preposition of place lesson
To practice the preposition of places in the context of house furniture
To provide listening/speaking activities to back up the grammar point
Procedure (33-49 minutes)
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.
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.'
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.
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 tə / ) To is pronounced in a weak form. And even the last letter of next, which is 't' is not pronounced.
Students are given a set of pictures and a text. They read the paragraph and put the objects into the correct place.
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.
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.