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TP8 Using the preposition "In"
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to practice the use of the preposition; in. After presenting them the target language, I will ask them to work individually and in pairs for practicing this preposition within the context of a prepositional phrase.


Abc Coursebook

Main Aims

  • To demonstrate to students how to use the preposition "In" within the context of time and place, profession and wearing things

Subsidiary Aims

  • Ensure that students are familiar with how to use the preposition "In" within a variety of prepositional phrases


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

Google Jamboard TP8 Q & A What do these sentences have in common - “I always brush my teeth in the morning.” “My birthday is in June.” “It’s always cold in winter.” “My brother was born in 1999.” “I used to live in Florida.” “The city of Bangkok is in Thailand.” “I am in my room.” How do we use the preposition "In"? - Always used to refer to a noun (object)

Intensive Task (10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through an intensive task

Recognizing Phrases with preposition "In" Google slides TP8 Highlight Task - To highlight the selected language Google forms TP8 Multiple choice OCFB

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

TP8 2 Google Slides - MFPA Meaning - The preposition in has several general meanings. Form - A profession? Wearing things? Time or Place? Pronunciation - Stress, Intonation Appropriacy - A profession? … in nursing, in education - Wearing things? … in a suit, dressed in black - Time or Place? … in ten minutes, in the distance OCFB

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

Google Forms TP8 1 Matching Task - Match meaning from the context Google Forms TP8 2 Controlled Practice - Work in Pairs Complete the questions with a phrase which includes "in" and one of these words - charge / mess / front / hurry / common / five years' time / trouble OCFB

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

Google Forms TP8 3 Free Practice In pairs - Write your own sentences using the preposition "in". 4 sentences 1 for each general meaning covered and 1 other In pairs - check each others work The preposition "in" has several general meanings: We use it to talk about professions (e.g. in IT) Wearing things (e.g. in jeans) Talking about time or place (e.g. in a moment) or other Whiteboard - look for volunteers to share their sentences OCFB

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