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Teaching Practice 6
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about the prepositions of movement. It is followed by speaking practice. Learners are going to use prepositions in the context of " around the world".


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Abc Matching Activity
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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of prepositions of movement in the context of " Travel "

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of travel around the world using prepositions


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

The teacher writes the word "explorer" on the board and asks directly: “ What does an explorer do?” T elicits answers. Then the teacher checks understanding if these are explorers or not: CCQs "Mark went on holiday to the Italy." ( no) "Cristopher Colombus sailed across the Atlantic Ocean." ( yes) Then the teacher indicates visuals of famous explorers and asks: “ What do you know about the people on the WB? Why are they famous? Where did they com from? Sts discuss in pairs. Teacher elicits answers.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a story

The teacher animates a story using a dog, box and legos. In this story, the dog’s doings are explained using prepositions of movement. The story will be like that: This is Leo. He is a lovely dog. He lives in this box. One day he goes into the box. He feels bored and he walks out of the box. The dog jumps over the box. It runs down the upstairs and then he runs up the stairs… Sometimes, the teacher stops and makes students repeat the sentence using correct preposition.

Clarification (4-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning of the target language

The teacher shows the visuals of prepositions of movement. The teacher indicates them one by one and asks students to match them on the WB. T nominates one of the learners with a ball and then they select each other.

Controlled Practice (4-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students are given sentences and they are going to choose the correct preposition to complete the sentences. Then they check with their partners. T elicits answers

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students semi controlled practice of the target language

Students are expected to select a competition prize to have “The Adventure of a Lifetime”. In groups, they will discuss the following headings. “How the adventure started, where we went, the most frightening thing that happen, the view”. The teacher reminds: “Use at least one of the prepositions from the box” At the end, each group will report on their adventures to the whole class.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide Sts with an accuracy speaking activity

T says: “Imagine that you have a round the world ticket plane ticket. You will make five stop-overs.” In pairs, students decide on five places they want to visit. Then each pair will tell the class what they are going to do. T says: “ At the end, we will select the most interesting journey.”

If Time Activity (0-0 minutes) • To provide Sts with further practices

Students are given crossword related to prepositions of movement. Individually they complete and then they check with partners. The teacher gives an answer key.

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