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Prepositions of place | ESL/EFL Lesson Plan

The purpose of the lesson: describe different rooms using prepositions of place
Size of the class: 40 students
Age: 13 years old (grade 7)
Level: Elementary
Class length: 45 minutes

This is the second part of the lesson My House | ESL/EFL Lesson Plan. It is designed for grade 7 and it focuses on usage of the prepositions of place.

Stage 1

Review the previous lessons. Ask individual students to answer the conversation questions from previous lessons.
Play a game to help them review previous vocabulary (Pictionary). Although I don’t recommend playing a game at the beginning of the lesson, in this situation playing a game for reviewing vocabulary is a good idea.

Stage 2

Introduce the different prepositions by drawing a small sketch to explain. Ask the students to repeat and write down in their notebooks.

Prepositions of place | ESL/EFL Lesson Plan

Show an example on power point and label the picture to show where the objects are using prepositions.

Prepositions of place | ESL/EFL Lesson Plan

Stage 3

Provide simple sentences to illustrate how to use prepositions to describe one’s house. Ask the students to write 4 sentences to describe a room in their house.

In my living room:
There is a television on the table.
There is a lamp text to the telephone.
There is a sofa near the television.
There is a window between the table and the clock.
The bookshelf is behind the sofa.

Example 1:
My living room:
In my living room there is a clock on the wall and there is a ball under the table. There are 2 pillows on the sofa and there is a lamp between some flowers and a book. My cat sits next to my sofa.

Prepositions of place | ESL/EFL Lesson Plan

Example 2:
My bedroom:
In my bedroom my clothes are in the wardrobe and there is a computer on the table. There is a table next to the window and my bag is under the table. The bookshelf is next to the window and there are 4 pictures on the wall. There is a sofa between the wardrobe and the bookshelf.

Prepositions of place | ESL/EFL Lesson Plan

Stage 4 - Listening Test - Fill in the missing words

My house is very beautiful. There are (1)______________ in my house.
(2)_______ are: one kitchen, (3)______ living room, two (4)__________ and (5)____ _______.
In my (6)_______ there is a sofa, a television, a window, a (7)________, a table and (8)_______.

I really like my bedroom, because it looks really wonderful.
In my bedroom the bed is (9)________ the (10)_________.
There is a (11)_________ on the table and my school bag is (12)_________ the table.
There are three pictures (13)_________ the wall and my teddy is next to the (14)___________ on my bed. There is a lamp (15)_________ a picture and some flowers.


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