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English 1 Info Questions - Prepositions of Place
Beginner level


Ss will practice information questions, particularly using "Where" to identify placement of objects using prepositions of place and pre-taught vocabulary of classroom items and things they carry in their bags; and "Who" to identify family members and adjectives to describe them.


Main Aims

  • By the end of this lesson Ss will be able to use information questions to ask about where things are, and use propositions of place to answer. Ss will also be able to ask and answer questions about "How many".

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of classroom objects and prepositions. To review numbers to express quantities. Practice pronunciation of numbers.


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

Warm-up: place different S items throughout the classroom and begin Review of "Whose is it?" "Simple Questions" and demonstratives; begin asking "Where is/are" questions and introduce TL: prepositions of place and classroom object vocabulary, desk, table, chair, windows, door, etc.

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

Using the same objects ask "Where is/are ___? and elicit the use of prepositions. This is a pen, it's on the table, its under the table, it's in front of ___, it's next to ___. WOB and Drill classroom object names and prepositions. Instruct Ss to open TC preposition deck.

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

Use highlighting to elicit proper forms when answering simple questions. Particularly IT IS, using one hand for IT and the other for IS. Is it a pencil? 1-yes, 2-it, 3-is. / 1-no, 2-it, 3-is 4-not / 1-no, 2-it's, 3-not What is it? 1-It, 2-is, 3-a, 4-pencil, and then 1-It's, 2-a, 3-pencil. Where is it? 1-is, 2-it / 2-it 1-is ....

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

Clarify that there are many types of prepositions and that their job is to express the relationship of a noun or a pronoun to other words of the sentence.Elicit the most commonly used: e.g. 'in, of, to, at, by, for, with, under, above, into, onto, upon, about, behind, beside, before, after, towards, inside, outside, below, around' Clarify prepositions of place - which are used to refer to a place where something or someone is located. at POINT in ENCLOSED SPACE on SURFACE Show a classroom image to demonstrate.

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

OHP gap fill WS, and link to Classroom so Ss can resolve in pairs. (15-20). WCF, then elicit preposition sentences, Q "Where is the scissor?"... It's on the desk. Pair Ss to work on Q/A using TL

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

Use the "How many" portion of WS to elicit complete sentence answers to the questions. How many pens are there? THERE ARE 7 PENS, etc

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Use Cambridge Unit 2 Lesson C7 to review possessives, Have Ss take turns resolving one question at a time on the platform projected for the whole class. If there is time, divide the class in two groups and have a WOB spelling bee of classroom/what's in your bag items.

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