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Prepositional Phrases/ Restaurants TP3
Pre-Intermediate (A2/B1) level


In this lesson students will learn about prepositional phrases in the context of eating at a restaurant. In previous lessons, students have learned about past, present, and future tenses, and using "since" and "for" in a sentence. Students will build on their knowledge of grammar and practice correct sentence structure when eating/ordering at a restaurant.


Abc Put the sentence parts in order HO
Abc Find Someone Who...
Abc Prepositional phrase recognition HO
Abc Restaurant Menu
Abc 'Cafe Cambridge' waiter note sheet
Abc While listening activity

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of nouns with prepositional phrases in the context of food/dining

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation/ordering in the context of dining/restaurant


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

T will write the following restaurants/cafes on WB (Kahve Dunyasi, HD Iskender, Kofteci Ramiz, Modo, Ozsut, Hacioglu) Discussion questions written on WB: "Which one of these places do you like the best?" What do you like to eat there?" Instructions: "Discuss in pairs." ICQ: Do you need a pen and paper to do this? No. FB: Call on individual Ss -- Raisen, which is your favorite restaurant/cafe? Why?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Listen to 1.22 Instructions: While listening, put in order (while chesting). ICQ: Are you going to listen, and then do the HO? No. (Do at the same time). FB: In pairs, check your answers. One person read for the waiter, one person read for the customers. -While monitoring, T will listen for common mistakes/confusion.

Highlighting (7-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Restaurant image slide WB: Write some phrases for interactive activity Waiter - [Can I get you something to drink/What can I get you/Would you like any dessert today] Customer - [Can I start with the.../I would like.../What do you recommend] Instructions: (Act it out) Give a student a menu-- "Hi, can I take your order?" "Customer (give menu HO), waiter/ress (give notes HO) FB: While monitoring, T will jot down incorrect language and write on WB. T will also elicit responses from individual Ss.

Clarification (8-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

PPT Slide 2 [Which is the noun, which is the prepositional phrase?] I'd like the salad with the blue cheese, please. Let's go to the Italian restaurant in city center. The soup of the day is tomato with basil. Can we have two coffees with milk and sugar? CCQ: What is the form? [Noun/pronoun/gerund + Preposition = Prepositional Phrase] CCQ: What are some examples of prepositions? (with, in, to, without, on, at) T will address reason for prepositional phrases: "I want a salad" ...Which one? The salad with the blue cheese. (n) ________________ (prep. phrase) -- Now the waiter knows which salad I want. CCQ: Does the prepositional phrase tell us more about the noun? Yes.

Controlled Practice (2-3 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

HO (activity 1) Instructions: In pairs, do exercise one -- circle the noun, underline the prepositional phrase. ICQ: Are you doing exercise two? No. -T will monitor for time and errors FB: Answer key (blue)

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-12 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Ho 1 (ex.2) Instructions: Now, work in pairs and do exercise 2. Put the words in order and make a sentence. ICQ: Are you writing the sentences in the correct order? Yes. FB: Give 5 Ss colored sentence fragments to stick on the board in the proper order. -T will correct errors... (Do we all agree with number 2?)

Free Practice (3-4 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Group Mingle: Find someone who... Instructions: (Chest handout) Find someone who... and write their name here. ICQ: Are we only writing one person's name? No. FB: If time, T will elicit responses from Ss.

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