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GRAMMAR: Preposition

EXAMPLE: There is a present under the tree.

DATE ADDED: Jan 10, 2008


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


15-30 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINEStudents draw a detailed park picture based upon your prepositional sentences



  • Sheets of paper: One for every student. 



  1. Give each student a sheet of paper and ask him or her to turn it lengthwise (landscape). Advise them to use a pencil rather than a pen because they will make mistakes.
  2. Tell them they are going to draw a scene in a park. They must only draw what they hear but they can interpret it any way they like.
  3. Ask the students to draw a winding path in the middle. The path looks like a snake. It can be any size and length. To get them started, you might want to do an example of the path on the board.
  4. Explain that the top half is the ‘back ground’ and the bottom half is the ‘front ground’.
  5. Read from the prepared narrative below and make sure you give the students enough time to draw.
  6. The ‘#’ sign in the story below means you should choose a number but just remember not to choose too high of a number because the students will have to draw them.
  7. The story:
    • In the background you can see some houses, (#) small and (#) big.
    • It is a hot day and the sun is bright.
    • (#) birds are flying in the sky.
    • You can also see some trees. There are (#) tall trees and (#) little trees.
    • Near the path (you choose where) there’s a young boy with curly hair. He’s flying a triangle-shaped kite.
    • His older sister is standing next to him. She is holding a banana-shaped balloon.
    • In front of the path, there is some grass.
    • A man is lying asleep on the grass. He’s wearing short pants and has no hair.
    • Next to the man, his wife is sitting under a big beach umbrella. She is eating an ice cream.
    • In this park, there’s also a lake. The lake is egg-shaped.
    • In the lake, there’s a boat. The boat is called ‘The Ninja’.
    • You can see (#) people fishing.
    • You can also see a family of ducks – a mother duck and (#) babies.
    • You are also in the park walking your dog. Draw you and your dog anywhere in the park. Write your name and your dog’s name beside their pictures.


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