Izmerai Durrani Izmerai Durrani

Prepositions of Places (in, next to, opposite, near, on)
Beginner - A1 level


The lesson sets a general context of The Olympics to provide introduction to Prepositions of Places (in, next to, opposite, near, on). The context is supported by listening to an audio about the Prepositions. They practice their speaking by reflecting on their own sports centers or home addresses.


Abc TP 7 - F2F, Starter Student's Book, C.U.P - PPT
Abc TP 7 - Material - Printables

Main Aims

  • To introduce and give controlled practice of Prepositions of Places (in, next to, opposite, near, on) in the context of The Olympics.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice in speaking through listening skills and using the TL Prepositions of Places (in, next to, opposite, near, on) in the context of The Olympics.


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

The context will be provided by the previous lesson The Olympics. Show image of Olympics Logo. Elicit ....Can you tell me, what today's topic is about..........? The students will look at the Pictures of The Olympics logo, Rio and Map of Brazil. Eliciting questions: Can you tell me which city, is it in? Can you tell me which Country is Rio in? Draw the arrows on WB connecting - Olympics in Rio in Brazil Elicit we use in to show us .....? Possible CCQs: Are the Olympics on Rio? No Are the Olympics next to Rio? No Are the Olympics in Rio? Yes Is Rio opposite Brazil? No Is Rio near Brazil? No Is Rio in Brazil? Yes

Exposure (6-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Project: Prepositions are used to show: 2mins Direction / location / Time Elicit Examples of the above. In this direct/ In that direction In the city/ In the country In 10 mins/ In 1 hour Ex.1a Is there a stadium in Rio? 2mins Write ten places in the city. Using: There is………..in the city. a stadium a café a gym b. Work in groups. Compare your lists. Do you have the same places? 2mins

Highlighting (3-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Ex.2 Where's the cafe? Match Pictures Elicit .... The Cafe is ..... King Street? Explain in and on for Street Show the Stress is on IN and KING. Give HO - 3mins

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

Ex.3a Listen and Practice the sentences in Ex.2 3-4mins b. Work in pairs. Ask each other where the cafe is in Pictures a - f Q. Where is the cafe in picture C? 3-4mins Example : Elicit Ans: It's in King Street.

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

Ex.4a In new pairs look at the Rio Map. What are the places 1 - 12? 4mins Ex.b In pairs, Say where a place is on the Map. 4mins Your partner guesses the place. A. Its in new road opposite the park. B. The cinema

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

Ex.5. Read conversations A - C. Fill in the gaps with the correct places. 2mins Peer check b. Choose 1 girl as Maria and 1 boy as Man: 4mins A Read text B change girl and boy C change girl and boy

Free Practice (8-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ex.6a Tell your partner 3mins how to get to your Sports Centre or Gym or Home using 4 Prepositions in, near, next to, opposite, on. On the paper back write Sports Centre or Gym or Home Example: My Gym is in King Street. It’s on the right, opposite the café, next to the bakery. b. In a Group activity find some one and Ask: 4-5mins Excuse me, where is your ………?

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