Ali Ali

American English File 2
Lesson 5-D level


In this lesson the students are going to learn about the prepositions of movement and read two texts concerning sport. They also will discuss some questions about sport and learn a number of words related to sport.


Abc Handout #1
Abc Handout #2
Abc Handout #3
Abc Unit 5

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of the prepositions of movement in the context of sport

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of sport
  • To provide gist, scan, detailed and deduction reading practice using a text about sport
  • To provide clarification of movement exopresion in the context of sport


Warmer (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The teacher attaches a piece of paper on the boards contained symbolic pictures of several sports. He asks the students to stand up and then he forms two groups . The students have two minutes to write as many as sport names on the board from those pictures.

Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The teacher tells the students to complete each column with the suitable sport name according to the pictures they have in their books. When the exercise is done, he tells them to check their answers with the listening. The teacher asks the class the questions in part C. The teacher wants the student to answer the question in part D and discuss with their partner. After that they are supposed to report their partners ‘answer to the class.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

The teacher tells the students to complete part E. Shortly afterwards the teacher writes the answers on the board. The students turn to page 148 and try to match the pictures with the correct preposition with their partners. Next he writes the answers on the board in order that the student could be able to ascertain whether their answers are right.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The teacher pre-teaches the vocabulary which might lead to difficulty. Fallowing that he asks the students to read the text and match the rules to the sports mentioned earlier. When the students finish doing that part, the teacher plays the listening and asks everyone to verify their responds.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

The students are told to turn to page 134. The teacher introduces different types of prepositions. The teacher writes two examples from the text. He asks them few concept questions. After that he explains the rules of the prepositions to the students. Next the teacher concentrates on some of the prepositions they have learned.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The teacher tells the student to do the exercises on page 135 and discuss their answers with their partners. Then the teacher hands out the written answers. Afterwards he draws their attentions to part3 (the pronunciations). The teacher tells the students to write the given word beside their phonetics and underline the stressed syllable. After that the students listen and practice saying the prepositions.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

The teacher asks the students to go to part A and discuss the questions. Before reading the text the teacher writes some words on the board that could be troublesome for some of the students. After clarifying the meanings of difficult words, he wants them to fill the blanks with the words from the list in part A. The students check their answers with their partners. Next the teacher writes the answer on the board while involving and getting help from the students. He tells them to do part C together. Then he writes the answers on the board.

Free Practice (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The teacher presents the game to the class. He explains the rules then gives them handouts. The teams should describe the paths to each other using the prepositions of movement. The team who draws the path on the picture more precisely is the winner. After that they are given handouts including beginning of two stories they should complete those stories applying at least 5 prepositions they learned. After finishing the task, the teacher sticks those writing on the board. The groups are supposed to stand up and correct each other’s papers and write those mistakes on the broad.

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