Saturday, 23 September 2017

Prepositions of Movement - ESL EFL Activities, Worksheets and Games

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Up, Down, Left, Right

ESL EFL Listening and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

This engaging activity helps to teach your students about prepositions of movement and place. It may also serve to teach imperatives. Students work with a partner. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. The first student gives a set of instructions to their partner. Their partner follows the instructions and draws pictures in a grid on their worksheet, according to the prepositions given. When the instructions have been completed, they check the locations of the pictures and then swap roles.

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Name Three

ESL EFL Brainstorming, Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

Here is a fun way for students to practice prepositions of movement. In the activity, teams race to come up with three answers for questions using a preposition of movement. The students are divided into small teams and each team is given a copy of the worksheet. The teacher reads the first question from the worksheet to the class: Name three things you would never run towards. The students brainstorm and try to come up with three suitable answers in their teams. When a team has three answers, they put up their hand and all the other students stop writing. The team then gives their answers. If they give three suitable answers, they win one point, e.g. a tsunami, an erupting volcano, a man with a knife. If they can make a complete sentence using the preposition of movement and their three answers, they win two points, e.g. We would never run towards a tsunami, an erupting volcano, or a man with a knife. This procedure is repeated with the next question and so on. The team with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.

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Prepositions of Movement Pelmanism

ESL EFL Reading and Matching Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

In this challenging pairwork activity, students play a pelmanism game where they complete sentences with appropriate prepositions of movement. The students are split into pairs and given a set of cards. The students shuffle the cards and then spread them out on the table face down, with the bigger sentence cards on one side and the smaller preposition cards on the other. Students take it in turns to turn over one sentence card and one preposition card. The student then reads the sentence card aloud, putting the preposition from the smaller card into the sentence. If the preposition of movement matches with the sentence, the student keeps the cards as a ‘trick’ and has another turn. If the cards do not match, the student puts them back. The students continue to play until all the cards have been matched. The student with the most tricks at the end of the game is the winner. When everyone has finished, the students go through the correct answers and write the prepositions on the sentence cards. Finally, students test each other by taking it in turns to read a sentence card to their partner. Their partner then tries to give the correct preposition.

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