Prepositions of Movement ESL Games and Worksheets

Across, Over and Through

ESL Across, Over and Through Worksheet - Grammar Exercises: Rewriting Sentences, Writing Short Answers, Binary Choice, Gap-fill - Pre-intermediate (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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Let's Get into This

ESL Prepositions of Movement Worksheet - Vocabulary Exercises: Matching, Multiple Choice, Gap-fill, Writing Sentences - Pre-intermediate (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, students choose the correct preposition of movement to complete each sentence by selecting 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, pairs give feedback on their answers and the prepositions of movement are reviewed with the class.
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Name Three

ESL Prepositions of Movement Game - Vocabulary and Speaking: Listing, Forming Sentences from Prompts, Freer Practice - Pair work - 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'. In teams, students then brainstorm and write down three answers. 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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Seek it out

ESL Prepositions of Movement Game - Grammar: Pelmanism, Gap-fill, Matching - Pair work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

In this fun movement prepositions game, students complete sentences with prepositions of movement. 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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Write down the sentences

ESL Prepositions of Movement Game - Grammar: Forming Sentences - Group work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

In this prepositions of movement game, students form imperative sentences with movement prepositions. In groups, students take it in turns to choose a verb on the worksheet and write their name in the space below. Next, students take turns choosing a preposition and then a noun until all the words have been chosen. After that, each student has five minutes to write down as many sentences as possible using their verbs, prepositions and nouns. Each sentence must be imperative, use only their chosen words and be realistic or physically possible. When the time is up, students stop writing and read their sentences to the group, who judge whether each sentence meets the criteria. The student who writes the most correct sentences wins the game.
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