Dependent prepositions
Intermediate, b1/b2 level


In this lesson, The students will learn some vocabulary and pronunciation in the context of stereotypes. They will also learn and practice some dependent prepositions(verb+prep, adj+prep) like worry about, pay for, apologize for, afraid of, pleased with,good at etc...


Abc A power point presentation
Abc A power point presentation
Abc computer, projector
Abc course book
Abc Gap- fill handout
Abc matching vocabulary handout
Abc worksheet for pronunciation and grammar

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of vocabulary regarding stereotypes and dependent prepositions in the context of stereotypes

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide aural recognition of some words
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a dicussion in the context of stereotypes


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

The teacher begins the lesson with a question "do you remember your university years?" After having some answers, the teacher plays a little part of a song called "Those were the days" and the teacher explains why he remembers this song.

Exposure (10-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

The teacher shows the picture story about an old friend and elicits the target vocabulary with the help of photos. Then, the teacher gives a handout of the story with some blanks. The teacher reads the story and the ss fills the blanks. The teacher drills the pronunciation of the vocabulary and gives the written record of rhe words.

Listening (5-5 minutes) • To provide listening practice for aural recognition

The teacher plays the audio and the ss fill the blanks. The teacher plays the audio again and checks the answers with the whole class.

speaking (8-8 minutes) • To provide speaking practice for fluency.

The teacher makes pairs and gives the stereotypes for each pair. the ss talk about the stereotypes in pairs. They discuss whether they are truths or stereo types. The teacher gives chance some ss to speak.

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The teacher gives a handout and the ss do the matching and then the ss compare their answers in pairs. the students checks the answers with the whole class.

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

The teacher gives the instruction about the worksheet but doesn't give the worksheets. the ss first listen to the sentences and take notes especially about the prepositions. In the second step, The teacher gives the worksheets and directs the ss on the walls where they are going to find some prepositions to fill the blanks. The teacher checks the answers with the whole class.

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