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Prepositions of Place: in / on / behind / in front/ next to / under
Beginner level


In this lesson ,Ss have been learning to talk and ask about rooms and furniture.The lesson starts with a lead-in about the same theme then they will be learning prepositions of place through a set of controlled,semi-controlled and freer practice activities.


Abc Pg.58,59,141

Main Aims

  • By the end of this lesson, the students should be able to recognize the most basic prepositions of place,and use them properly.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking:description of Students` house.


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

T shows two similar pictures with some differences and asks Ss to find the differences.Ss work in pairs:look at pictures and discuss what and where the differences are.Ss feed back to the class.

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

T reads aloud a description about the different rooms in a house and asks the students to guess what the rooms are,(Kitchen,bedroom,living-room),emphasizing the target language while reading(prepositions).Ss work individually then in pairs then Wc.

Clarification (10-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

-T uses realia to introduce the target language (prepositions of place) by bringing a ball and a box then elicits from the students the answers to the question :where`s the ball? Ss should answer:the ball is in the box,on the box,under the box,behind the box,in front of the box and close to the box.T writes each example sentence on WB as a record if the words are unknown. T gives HO of Robert`s bedroom to the students then elicits vocabulary that comes up in the tasks : T asks Ss whether Robert likes sport or not. Ss answer :yes T :how do we know that? (because there is a football.) Where is it?(on the floor) There is a football on the floor. T clarifies meaning,form (floor) then drills pronunciation. we have a wooden floor in the classroom. T :Does Robert like running?yes T:how do we know that?(because there are trainers)Ss recall or learn the selected words. T:Where are his car keys? in the drawer.

Controlled Practice (5-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T gives HO of ex.8 to the students.Ss work individually then in pairs then WC.

Semi-Controlled Practice (7-7 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

T hands out ex.3 on the same page of Robert`s room.Ss work in pairs then each pair feedback To Wc

Free Practice (12-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T gives three minutes for the students to prepare a few sentences to describe their house in pairs then each student will have a minute to talk. T monitors and elicits delayed error correction.

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