Prepositions of Movement Pelmanism
ESL Prepositions of Movement Game - Reading and Matching Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 minutes
In this enjoyable teaching activity, students play a pelmanism game where they complete sentences with prepositions of movement. The students are divided into pairs. Each pair is given a set of sentence cards and preposition of movement cards. The students shuffle the cards and spread them out face down on the table with the 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 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. If the cards don't match, the student turns the cards back over, keeping them in the same place. The students continue to play until all the cards have been matched. The student with the most cards at the end of the game wins. When everyone has finished, the correct answers are checked 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.