Robert Spoden Robert Spoden

TP 3
Elementary level


In this lesson, students learn about preposition of place. The context of this lesson changes somewhat by adding the theme of taking a walk in Istanbul. First, photos of cats and dogs are shown and Ss are asked where the animals are in relation to other objects in the photo. Next, Ss read 5 passages of people describing their homes. They underline the prepositions. We then go to Sultanahmet, where Ss are asked to describe where the sites to see are located in relation to other sites. A gap-fill exercise comes next, where prepositions are practiced in reading and writing. To conclude, a pair work project takes place where Ss come up with questions and use those Qs to get info from their partners.


Abc A flat in Acibadem
Abc Grand Bazaar Slide
Abc Sultanahmet Map
Abc Prep. of place worksheet
Abc Cat Slides
Abc Preposition of place worksheet

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of prepositions of place in the context of neighborhoods

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a describing the location of objects in relation to other objects in the context of neighborhoods
  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about neighborhoods in the context of where someone lives


Warmer/Lead-in (5-5 minutes) • To build interest in practicing prepositions of place by anchoring them in the context of neighborhood

Put up Power Point Slides of cats and dogs. Ask, "Where is the cat?" "Where is the dog" etc. Solicit answers Write the prepositional phrases as they are solicited on the WB ie. "... near the water" Underline the propositions.

Controlled Practice 1 (7-8 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice locating prepositions in text.

Put up preposition text slide. Pass out Worksheet. Demo: underline the prepositions in the first passage. Ss work individually on WS. Peer check. Nominate Ss to come to WB and underline the correct prepositions in each passage. FB: After S underlines, ask Ss is they agree with the solution. Correct any errors and proceed to next passage.

Controlled Practice 2 (15-17 minutes) • To give students opportunity to practice prepositions of place

Ss are put into groups. Try sorting them by place - i.e. spice bazaar, grand bazaar, etc. DEMO PHASE: Put the map of Sultanahmet up. Pass out the WS: 1 per S, Pass out map, 1 per Group Do the first question with the Ss, elicit answers. Ss do WS in groups FB - nominate Ss from one group to ask questions from another. Correct errors as needed.

Free Practice (15-17 minutes) • To Provide Ss with opportunity to use prepositions of location in a freer practice setting

Divide class in group A and Group B DEMO: Put up slide about Ahmet's flat in Bebek. Write first question. Pass out WS Ss work alone to write questions. Peer check. Pass out answer key. DEMO: Role play Question 1A with a S in Group B. CCQ: Ask group A, "Do any of you know the answer?"; "Do any of them know the answer?" Ss from group A mingle with group B, exchange information. FB: Read the complete passage.

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