Possessions, Prepositions of place
Beginner, A1 level
To provide clarification of prepositions of place in the context of possessions.
To provide speaking practice.
Procedure (31-45 minutes)
Before the class starts, distribute some of my things around the class. Greet the sts and tell them that I have a problem and that I need their help. The problem is I can't find my stuff (bag,umbrella,key,mobile,book and sunglasses) to elicit the prepositions. Write each sentence in the WB and use a different marker for the prepositions. For example: My bag is UNDER the table.
Put pictures on the left side of the WB and explain the prepositions of place to the sts and write sentences on the WB. Do some drilling. Point out that we use these prepositions to describe where things are.
Explain the exercise by writing the following examples on the WB and have students answer them together as a whole class: mobilephone/ desk /my/ is /on /the under /keys /the /my /are/ book Draw sts' attention to the exercise and have them do it in pairs. Then each pair checks with the pair next to it and finally there will be a whole class feedback.
Explain with an example and ask sts to work individually and make sentence. Sts check in pairs and then the feedback will be done by asking one student at a time to come to the WB and write the answer. Having students stand and walk to the WB can break the pace of the lesson and allow some movement.
Explain the game with a help from her peers. The students will be divided into groups of three or four for the purpose of participating in a game activity(dice game). The teacher will write up the number 1 to 6 on the board and write one of the prepositions items next to each. Students take it in turns to throw the dice. the number shows them the preposition they must use in a sentence.