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EDITED BY: Tatyana Safronova

GRAMMAR: Prepositions

EXAMPLE: There is a cat by the bed.

DATE ADDED: Dec 18, 2007


    Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)Ó


15-30 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students listen to where the objects are and then connect the dots to find the hidden animal.





  1. Give half of the class worksheet A and half of the class worksheet B.
  2. Have students circle the correct word (is / are) for each hint.
  3. Students will take turns giving and receiving hints.
  4. The student who is listening to the hints will put an X and a number (1 through 8) where the object should be.
  5. Then students will connect the Xs in order and answer the question, “What do you see?” Students can just circle which animal they see.
  6. Have the pairs who have found the hidden animal practice writing (Let's Write worksheet). Encourage students to use “outside," "in front of," "behind," and "to the right / left of” if possible.



  • Remind students that this is a listening and speaking exercise. They can just put an X and a number where they think the object is, without drawing the object or writing the word. The exact location isn’t important as long as the students have a general sense of where it should be. For example, "There is an apple on the lamp." The apple doesn’t have to be at the center of the lamp. "There is a necktie by the poster." The definition of “by,” in this case, would be on the side; whether it is the left or the right side doesn't matter as long as it’s “by” the poster.
  • If students are making this activity too complicated for themselves, instruct them to put the X and the number close to the word on the worksheet. For example: "There is a pencil on the pillow." Have them put the X and the number near the word “pillow.”
  • Remind students to read the hints in order, because they will need to number and connect the Xs.

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