Paul B. Paul B.

Lexis: Adjectives + Prepositions
A2 level


This lesson is aimed at helping students learn and use adjective + prepositional colocations.


Abc Google Jamboard
Abc Google Slides
Abc Google Forms
Abc Google Docs
Abc Zoom

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of adjective & prepositions collocations in the context of a dialogue between a guest and a hotel receptionist.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of interests and dislikes
  • To provide gist and inference reading practice using a text about booking a vacation tour in the context of a dialogue


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

Jamboard Activity with pictures of a beach, historical landmark, scuba diving, city. Ask Students Q: When activities do you like to do on vacation? relaxing at the beach, going on tours to visit places? Students will answer via chat or sticky notes.

Orientation to Text - Gist (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Show a picture of Mr. Martinez and the hotel receptionist via Jamboard. Set up the context for Mr. Martinez how he is on vacation and would like to book a tour to make his vacation enjoyable. (1 min) The teacher will present one gist question for students to fill out via Google Forms regarding the dialogue. (1 min) Students will be presented with the text and asked to read quickly and fill out the form. (2 min) They will discuss it with partners. (2 min) Students then present their findings to the class regarding the question. (2 min)

Language Focus (13-14 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language: adjective + pronunciation

Teacher will use some adjective prepositional phrases to pick out of the text and highlight to leaners via Google Slides. (1 min) Slides with Meaning and Form will be presented to learners and the teacher will instruct what they should do on each slide. (1 min) Students will then work in pairs to work on these slides (5 min) OCFB to check answers (3 min) Then pronunciation will be modelled and drilled for the adjective + prepositional phrases. (3 min)

Controlled Practice (7-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students will have a chance to practice with adjectives and prepositions in controlled practice. The Teacher will present a Google Forms activity and learners will have to work on this individually at first. (3 min) They will check with their peers (2 min) OCFB to check answers with the class and elicit correct responses from Students if needed (2 min)

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language for adjectives and prepositions.

Students will use the same questions from the previous controlled practice activity to ask their peers in breaker rooms (5 min) OCFB to check students responses to the questions (2 min) The teacher will monitor breaker rooms for any corrections needed. DEC will be modeled at the end of the lesson (3 min)

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