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The following ESL resources are available for Prepositions:

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Short consolidation exercise for Resource Pack 8B


Adjectives and verbs + prepositions quiz
Complete the sentences with the correct prepositions.



General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 1 Friends  Page 7 
Questions ending with prepositions
Unit 10 Time  Page 84 
's' and 'z'; the two 'th' sounds.

Photocopiable resource books

Elementary Grammar Games book cover 

Elementary Grammar Games

Jill Hadfield   
3 - a/an or the (2)  Page 3 
Each S has a picture of a zoo with animals to place in different pens. The other S has to replicate this plan. 'Is there a monkey?' 'Where is the lion?' 'It's between the hyena and the giraffe.' etc.
4 - Countable and uncountable nouns  Page 4 
(1) Ss arrange food cards into pilesL C and U. (2)Ss arrange food items in a kitchen picture, then describe picture to partner who has to replicate the arrangement.
19 - Place prepositions: in, at, under, etc.  Page 19 
Prepostions of place.
38 - Time prepositions: in, at, on  Page 38 
Ss match preposition cards with times / time phrases on a game board and ask a question. e.g. Card : on Board square : Saturday night Possible question: What did you do on Saturday night?
Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate book cover 

Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate

Will Forsyth   Sue Lavender   
52 - 53 Prepositions  Pages 52 - 53
Noun + preposition; verb + preposition; adjective + preposition
Grammar Games and Activities 1 book cover 

Grammar Games and Activities 1

Peter Watcyn-Jones   
11 - Up, down, left, right  Pages 54 - 55
Ss give each other instructions to draw items in grid squares. up, down, above, below etc.
12 - A country scene  Pages 56 - 57
Student A has to listen to instructions from student B and reproduce a picture.
27 - Where are the carrots?  Page 81 
Prepositions of place Each S has a plan of a garden and one set of information saying where various fruits / veg are. Each reads out his / her information and they work out where the carrots are.
31 - Arrange the furniture  Pages 87 - 89
Prepositions of place One S 'dictates' a room plan to the other members of his / her group.
33 - Prepositions bingo  Pages 91 - 92
Prepositions of place, time; verb + preposition T reads out prepositions. Ss use them to fill gaps in setences.
Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) book cover 

Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8)

Colin Granger   John Plumb   
Spot the difference 2 page 7  Page 7 
Two kitchen pics. Things in the wrong place. 'The towel should be behind the door etc.


Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
Three articles in graded English with lead-in and comprehension tasks.
Jigsaw reading for groups of three.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download Intermediate (PDF)
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