Prepositions of Movement ESL Games and Worksheets

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ESL Prepositions of Movement Worksheet - Reading and Writing Exercises - Elementary (A1-A2) - 30 minutes

This prepositions of movement worksheet helps students to learn and practice various movement prepositions. Students begin by matching pictures showing prepositions of movement with words. Next, the students choose the correct preposition of movement to complete each sentence by selecting from multiple-choice answers. Students then move on to complete sentences with the correct preposition of movement. In pairs, students then ask and answer a set of conversation questions with their partner. Afterwards, the pairs give feedback on their answers and the prepositions of movement are reviewed with the class.
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Interactive Version - This prepositions of movement interactive worksheet contains a variety of exercises to help students learn movement prepositions.


Across, Over and Through

ESL Across, Over and Through Worksheet - Reading and Writing Exercises - Pre-intermediate (A1-A2) - 30 minutes

In this movement prepositions worksheet, students learn and practice the three prepositions of movement: across, over and through. First, students read about how to use the preposition of movement 'across'. Students then rewrite sentences using the preposition. Next, students read about the preposition of movement 'over'. Students then write examples of things the preposition can be used with. After that, students read how the preposition of movement 'through' is used and how it differs from 'across'. Students then read sentences and choose the correct preposition 'across' or 'through'. Finally, students do a gap-fill exercise where they complete sentences with across, over or through.
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Interactive Version - In this prepositions of movement interactive PDF, students complete a range of exercises to learn the prepositions 'across', 'over' and 'through'.


Name Three

ESL Prepositions of Movement Game - Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

In this free prepositions of movement game, students name three things that correspond to different prepositions of movement. Read the first item on the worksheet to the class, i.e. 'Name three things you would never run towards'. The students then brainstorm and write down three answers in their teams. When a team has three answers, they put up their hand and the other teams stop writing. If the team gives three suitable answers, they win the round and score a point, e.g. a tsunami, an erupting volcano, a man with a knife. The team then tries to make a sentence with the preposition of movement and three answers for an extra point, e.g. 'We would never run towards a tsunami, an erupting volcano or a man with a knife'. This process is repeated until the worksheet is complete. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.
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ESL Prepositions of Movement Game - Reading and Matching Activity - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

In this fun prepositions of movement game, students complete sentences with movement prepositions. In pairs, students take it in turns to turn over one sentence card and one preposition card. The student then reads the sentence aloud, adding in the preposition of movement. If the preposition of movement matches with the sentence, the student keeps the two cards and has another turn. The student with the most cards at the end of the game wins. When everyone has finished, check the correct answers with the students and they complete each sentence with the appropriate preposition of movement. Students then test each other by taking it in turns to read a sentence card to their partner, leaving out the preposition of movement. Their partner then reads the sentence back to the student, adding in the correct preposition.
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