Poh Chan, Leng Poh Chan, Leng

Beginners level


In this lesson, ss will learn about prepositions of place. Ss will learn the word order to use these preposition. They'll listen and understand by drawing pics and ss will practice speaking using these prepositions.


Abc Handout
Abc Handout
Abc Handout - Pic 1 & 2
Abc Cut-outs and draw

Main Aims

  • Preposition of place (in, on, under, next to, behind, in front)

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking, vocabulary -personal possessions


Grammatical structure of preposition (10-13 minutes) • Get ss to use prepositions with the right word order and practice using in the context of personal possessions

T'll present to ss the prepositions "in, on, under, next to, behind, in front" by using two items e.g. a wallet and a bag. T will repeat 2x the actions with the wallet and the bag with all the prepositions. Choral drill once. T repeat the action while Ss turn to say it. T writes on WB these prepositions and highlight the stress on "behind' and next to, pronouns as "nekst to" HO, First, T demo on WB with a bigger set of cut-ups, rearranging the words to form the right sentence. T could mix the words up and ask ss if that sound correct. Show ss prepostion+noun. (Noun always after prepositon). GW of 6, give a set of words to each ss in the group. Ss help each other. Feedback, ss from from each group volunteer to read the sentence.

Practising speaking with prepositions (5-8 minutes) • Ss will practice different preposition to get use to hearing the right word order.

T go around the classroom demo by asking for an item e.g "where're my keys? They're in my bag" and continue asking where different items are. Next, ask the same questions but ss will respond using the right prepositions. PW for HO. Tell ss this task is a speaking activity and not a writing one. Chest HO to the ss. Show the pic no. 1 as e.g Where's the man? He's on the table. ICQ: "Are you going to write or speak?" "Where is the man?" Feedback: T will ask and ss answer.

Describing pictures with prepositions of place. (10-12 minutes) • Ss will practice more with these preposition "in, on, under, next to, behind, in front' through describing the pictures.

PW- Divide ss to A & B, chest the 1st pic of HO Demo, T have ss A raise their hands and T represent A too. In pic 1, ss A will ask " Where are the keys?" T have ss B raise their hand and answer, "They're on the floor" (Get ss to repeat 'floor' bcos this might be a new vocabulary) Repeat one more time. T instruct ss after using all the words above Pic 1 then for Pic 2. there'll be a switch, Ss B will ask the question, e.g "where's the umbrella?" Ss A answer, " It's under the table." Repeat again. ICQ: "Are you going to write or speak?" "Pic 1, who will ask the question?" "Who will answer?" "Are you going to use the words here?" "Pic 2, Who will ask?" "Who will answer?" Feedback: Ss volunteer to answers.

Communicative activity (10-12 minutes) • Ss will learn to listen and speaking by using receptive and productive skills here.

GW of 3, Give ss a blank paper. Name ss 1, 2, 3 and after the demo T will give the pics according to the numbers. As a demo, T group with two ss. T have pic. 1 and give pic. 2 & 3 to the two ss respectively in the group. It's important to Instruct ss not to look at each other pics. T use pic 1 to instruct the two ss to draw what are on pic 1. until picture is completely drawn. Ss with pic. 2 & 3 will take turn to instruct while the other two ss will draw. ICQ: "For pic 1, who will say what to draw?" "Who will draw?" "Are you going to draw everything on the pic?" "When ss with pic.1 finish who will draw?" "Do you show other ss your pic?" Feedback: ss will show each other their pics to see if they are all look the same from the original pic. Who got all correct?

An extra activity • Ss form personalized sentences for freer speaking using these preposition

Demo the dialogue with the class. Repeat a few times so that ss understand the question. T: I live in Umraniye. My house is on Bulgurlu road. Class: where do you live? A: Where do you live? B: I live in Umraniye. My house is on Bulgurlu road. My house is in front of the bus stop. ICQ by having the class ask T the question GW-mingle

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