A1 Elementary level
Focus on prepositions of place
To provide accuracy speaking&reading practice in a conversation in the context of "house"
Procedure (38-45 minutes)
Ss underline the prepositions of place from the text. T organizes their answers in a mind map on the wb.
Projection of drawings with prepositions of place. PW to check, Fb open class Project a street map, ask questions “where is...” elicit responses using prepositions of place. I show the difference between in, on, at and opposite, in front of by drawing on the w/b.
Ss complete in groups the texts in exercise 2 page 33 with prepositions. Feedback in groups. Rearrange of the class (envelopes, new places for the Ss) and description from Ss of the new place of each student with the help of a ball for motivating Ss to talk. Ex. 3 page 33.
Ss are asked to write a small description of their home. First Ss close their eyes and imagine while teacher says: Is it a flat or a house? Is it big or small? Is it close to the centre or not? etc. Then they open their eyes and write a small description in a piece of paper. Time limit is 4 minutes.
Ss stand up and walk round the class. They must find another student, describe their house and see if they are interested in swapping houses. Ss make notes with yes/no for each student they talk with. Rule: Ss must speak to at least 2 people until they make a final decision which of the houses they want to swap with.
HO “a flat by the river” is distributed. Two big groups “a” and “b” work together in order to think of possible questions which help them fill the gaps. Ss construct possible questions.
Ss in pairs ask and answer questions and fill in the missing information from their paper.