Angeliki Angeliki

A1 Elementary level


In this lesson Ss will practise vocabulary about houses. They will learn grammar about prepositions of place.


Abc HOs (Clandfield, L. (2006) Straightforward Elementary Students´Book, Macmillan pp 32-33
Abc w/b
Abc envelopes with names of students
Abc HOs (Clandfield, L. (2006) Straightforward Elementary Teachers´Book, Macmillan p 201
Abc small ball

Main Aims

  • Focus on prepositions of place

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking&reading practice in a conversation in the context of "house"


Reading (3-4 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and extract specific information from the text

Ss underline the prepositions of place from the text. T organizes their answers in a mind map on the wb.

Checking vocabulary (4-5 minutes) • To check Ss understanding for prepositions of place

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.

Controlled practice (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with controlled written practice of prepositions of place

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.

Brainstorming-Writing (5-6 minutes) • To motivate Ss to produce a small text about their house

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.

Freer Speaking activity (7-8 minutes) • To practise speaking for a specific purpose

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.

Semi-Controlled Practice (7-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

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.

Controlled speaking (7-8 minutes) • To provide controlled speaking practice

Ss in pairs ask and answer questions and fill in the missing information from their paper.

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