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Adjectives + preposition
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about the appropriate use of prepositions with certain adjectives. They learn through speaking, reading, writing, and role-playing.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice on the correct use of prepositions after adjectives.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To use prepositions correctly in the future writing tasks.


Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The teacher asks students a few questions about social media and how they use their devices: - When does using social media make you feel good? - When does it make you feel bad? - Do you think nowadays a lot of teenagers are addicted to their mobile phones? - Which of these activities do you spend a lot of time doing? - checking your phone for messages - taking photos of yourself - watching video clips online - playing video games

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

The teacher draws a chart with the prepositions on the whiteboard. The students are required to sort the following adjectives into the chart, depending on the preposition they take: angry, good, worried, harmful, shocked, curious, familiar, aware, happy The teacher doesn't correct any possible mistakes at this point.

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Students read the article from their books and together with the teacher check their answers from the previous activity. The teacher makes corrections if necessary, students copy the content of the WB in their notebooks.

Clarification (3-5 minutes) • To clarify the meaning and form of the target structure

The teacher explains to students that the adjective + preposition combination doesn't follow any rules. If they have any doubts, they should use a dictionary. Some adjectives can be followed by more than on preposition with no difference in use or meaning (to be annoyed at/with somebody). However, with some adjectives , the preposition changes depending on the type or meaning of the word which follows (to be unhappy with somebody /about something)

Controlled Practice (2-3 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students do the exercise 6, page 57.

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

Speaking: Students work in pairs, They interview each other. The topic of their interview is their recent school experience. They present their work.

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