Ahmet Cihat Yavuz Ahmet Cihat Yavuz

Prepositions of place
A1 level


In this lesson I will present and practice the prepositions of place through focusing on personal belongings such as the ID card, earphones, mobile phone etc. I will utilize "Straightforward Beginner" textbook from Macmillan, and some handouts along with clear flashcards. The handouts have been acquired from Cambridge English Young Learners Test, Volume 2 and the web page www.eslprintables.com


Main Aims

  • To present and practice prepositions of place and to describe tje location for objects

Subsidiary Aims

  • To present and practice vocabulary and to describe personal possessions


Lead-in (1 minutes) • To build the context of the lesson

T takes the stage with a full bag in his hand. He swings it and collects attention. Then, he passes it to the ss to touch the bag and let them guess what there are inside it. He makes sure that no one looks inside.

Vocabulary (5-7 minutes) • To present the vocabulary related to the personal belongings

The T calls the ss individually to the board. He closes their eyes with a sleep mask. Then, each student picks an object from inside the bag and touches it to say its name. They use “I think it’s a/an…” form. The T elicits correct usage and pron.

Highlight the written form (vocabulary) (4-5 minutes) • To focus on the pron. and form of the lexis

The T sticks 10 FC (see flashcards) and elicits pron. and written form. He writes the names under the FC after stressing the pron.

The TL (3-4 minutes) • To introduce the TL with clear visuals

The T shows the FC representing prep. of place such as in, on, under, behind, in front of and next to. He focuses on the pron. And sticks them on the WB.

Modeling (1 minutes) • To elicit the spoken foırm

The T raises a book, models a sentence by putting it in the recycle bin, as in “The book is in the recycle bin” after highlighting the question sentence on the upper right side of the WB.

Extension and focus on form (5-6 minutes) • To use the TL in appropriate contexts

The T writes on the WB " The book is .................the recycle bin" six times. Then T puts the book on different sides of the recycle bin and elicits the TL “The book is under the recycle-bin”. In each sentence volunteering ss get up and pick the relevant FC and stick it on the WB to complete the sentences.

Writing Practice (4-5 minutes) • To practice the form of the TL

The T hands out a WS (see ‘rearrange the words’), which requires the ss to rearrange the words to make proper sentences. When they are finished, they make peer correction

Listening Practice (3-4 minutes) • To recognize the TL through listening

The T hands out a WS (see Listen and color), which is obtained from Cambridge YLE exams. He says loudly “The bird in front of the house is green”, and each student colors or writes the name of the color on the correct bird in the paper. Then, he lets them make peer correction

Further Practice (2-3 minutes) • To use the TL in different context

The T hands out another WS (see where is/are) that consists of 4 different tasks. The first one is “Match the words with the correct object”.

Further Practice (2 minutes) • To use the TL in different context

The T explains the second task and the ss. put the objects in any spot they want in the picture (room) centered in the middle of the page.

Writing Practice (5-6 minutes) • To be able to make up appropriate sentences using prep. of place

The T points at the bottom page of the same WS that is divided into 2 columns. The form is given as “They are and it is” to the question of “Where is / are”. The ss will write both the questions and answers by looking at where they put the objects in the room on the WS. The T monitors and gives individual FB.

Speaking Practice (4-5 minutes) • To be able to ask/say the location of the objects

The T pairs them up to ask the location of the objects on their page and answer correctly. The T monitors the activity and reflects on mistakes at the end.

Game (6-7 minutes) • To entertain by using the TL

The class is grouped into 2 teams. Team A goes out of the classroom so that team B hides an object (an ID card, mobile phone etc.) in a certain part of classroom within a minute. The team A comes in and asks questions such as “Is it under the trash bin?.” Then they swap. Each question is followed by a cross on the WB. The team with the fewest cross wins.

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