Prepositions of Place
Beginner Level level
Prepositions of place
Speaking and vocabulary- personal possessions
Writing complete sentences.
Procedure (40-48 minutes)
On WB. write the TL words (on, in (inside), in front of, next to, behind, and under). Tell the sts to read the words aloud together. Model the meaning of the TL using the hacky sack and a table and a bag. (make sure the sts know BALL, BAG, etc) (Example, ball is IN the bag UNDER the table/ bag is UNDER the table, ball is NEXT TO the table...etc.) Demonstrate the meanings. Have the sts STAND UP.Place a pencil somewhere (example, place the pencil under the table) TOSS the ball and ask: "Where is the pencil?" The student who catches it has to answer "The pencil is under the table." The sts will then toss the ball around asking and answering questions to one another. (Depending on where the T places the items).
Explain the directions to this activity using a demo. Break the sts into pairs. (student A and student B). They are to ask each other questions to complete the drawing. (There are 2 drawings each: one to ask questions, and the other to answer questions) For example Drawing#1- Student A will ask Student B..."Where are the keys?" Student B will answer, "The keys are in front of the table" Student A will then DRAW the keys on their paper according to how Student B answered. The pictures should match in the end. Have the sts peer check their work.
In this activity, the goal is to have a student be able to DESCRIBE an image and have one of their peers be able to draw the image they are describing. Break the sts into pairs. (A and B) Explain the directions with a demo on the WB. Give the "A students" the "Speaking Exercise HO (part A) Have the sts compare drawings. Give the "B Students" Speaking Exercise HO part B. They will do the same. (Monitor the sts to be sure they are using the vocabulary and prepositions.)
The students will be asked to build sentences using the images and names on the "Create a Sentence" HO. Explain the directions by giving a demo on the WB. *Make sure it's similar to the images in the handout The sts will work alone, but check their answers in GROUPS OF 3. Try to get sts to write the sentences on the WB ! Have their peers help them if needed.