Assessed TP 7
Pre Intermediate - A2 level
To teach students prepositions of movement and place so as to prepare them to use prepositions in written tests and conversations.
To provide students with the right verbs for using the prepositions of movement as compared to prepositions of place.
Procedure (37-45 minutes)
In order to engage students I draw some shapes on the WB and tell them my movements in order to leave ITI. Then, I tell students they are about to listen to a description of a man who got fed up with his job and left the building. As students listen to the story, some prepositions of movement are mentioned to describe the actions. Along with the audio there is a picture displayed so as to visualize the audio easier. Then, students are told to work in pairs and tell each other about the their route from ITI home. As they tell each other the route home from ITI they will realize they need to use prepositions of movement precisely so as to make a proper description.
Teacher tells students they are to see a visual presentation of some movements which they will have to guess the right preposition, and plays the first display. Next, teacher tell students that they are to see the second visual presentation of pictures which need prepositions of place and movement, so students get tested on their knowledge of the right use of prepositions.
Teacher shows students a picture with drawn objects and written prepositions of movement and gives one to each student so that students will have a visual reference with prepositions of movement so as to refer to when doing practice later on. Teacher explains that there are prepositions of movement and prepositions of place, by telling them that prepositions of movement come after verbs of movement, like: go, fly, drive, walk etc. Tell students they are going to make the third display of a visual presentation of drawings so as they get more visual presentation of the right use of prepositions of movement. Teacher includes CCQ-s ensuring proper understanding and drills the right pronunciation of the phrases with prepositions. Then, teacher tells students that they are to see another display of a visual presentation (fourth presentation) showing the right use of prepositions of movement and place, and plays the fourth display, including CCQs and pronunciation drill.
Students are told they are going to work in pairs and fill gaps using prepositions of movement (not prepositions of place) so as to check their understanding and proper use of prepositions of movement. After they finish, teacher gives them the answer key to check their answers. Then again, students are given instructions on another handout to fill in gaps with prepositions of place in pair work so as to see how well they have acquired the proper use of the prepositions of place as compared to those of movement. After they finish, teacher gives them the answer key, thus finishing with controlled practice.
If there some time left to free practice, teacher tells students he is going to demonstrate free practice where students will give instructions to their pairs on movements in the classroom and students get to practice the prepositions of movement for accuracy. (Jim Scrivener, Teaching English Grammar, chapter 19 Prepositions of Movement, page 89).