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GRAMMAR: Prepositions

EXAMPLE: There is a textbook in the dust bin.

DATE ADDED: Nov 05, 2008


    Large Classes (16-39 Students)Ó


35-50 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: A fun point-based competition between groups aimed at reviewing the students' knowledge of shapes and prepositions.



  • Items of various shapes



  1. After dividing the class into groups, have each group play Janken to decide which student will answer questions in what order.
  2. Have students completely clear their desks.
  3. Each group receives three sheets of B4 sized paper, a pair of scissors and a coloured marker.
  4. Ask the students to complete various tasks and score them according to how fast they can complete the task.
  5. Suggested Tasks: (the tasks also include non-prepositional directions to mix things up)
    • Draw a circle in a square on a piece of paper.
    • Draw a square inside an oval.
    • Find two square things in this room and bring them to me. (NOTE: They cannot draw or cut squares from the paper. These have to be existing items in the room.)
    • Bring or show me three rectangles.
    • Use the scissors to cut an oval from the paper.
    • Bring or show me 1 triangle.
    • What shape is this? (NOTE: Hold up one of the shapes you brought with you and have the students write the word on a piece of paper and hold it up.)
    • Use the scissors to cut a triangle from the paper.
    • Write down the names for as many square things as you can think of on a piece of paper. (NOTE: Give them a time limit.)
    • Bring or show me three round things.
    • What shape is a pen?
    • What shape is this?
    • Draw a circle around a triangle.


  • Use a point system that rewards each group for completing a task.  One system that I used was to give 5 points to the first to finish, 4 to the second, 3 to the third and 2 to any other group that finishes. It keeps all groups in the game.



  • This game can get very noisy and the JTE can help the ALT figure out who completed the tasks in what order. Students are very competitive - if you make a mistake they WILL straighten you out.

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