These are activities for intermediate students to review common verbs and prepositions. Students write their own examples in the table, compare with their partner and play a competitive card game.
Time: 45 minutes
- To review common verbs and prepositions.
- To use the verbs and prepositions in context whilst playing a fun card game.
- A grand (two-party) coalition! Worksheet A, one per student.
- A grand (two-party) coalition! Worksheet B, one per pair or small group, cut up.
- Hand each student ‘A grand (two-party) coalition! Worksheet A’.
- Individually, students write their own examples for the verbs and prepositions in the table, e.g. apply for a job.
- When the students have finished, they compare their answers with a partner.
- Check the answers and clarify meaning as a class.
- Put students in teams of 3 or 4.
- Print and cut out the cards from ‘A grand (two-party) coalition! Worksheet B’, one set per group. Shuffle and place all cards face down on the table.
- The first player takes a card from the pile and reads what is written on the card, e.g. to apply or for.
- All players must now come up with the correct missing preposition or verb and use it correctly in a sentence. Make sure the students write down the sentences to avoid misunderstanding.
- The students get 1 point if the sentence is correct and 2 points if the sentence is correct AND they use a different example from the other players, e.g.:
- He applied for a job in Bath last week. 1 point
- I would love to apply for a job in Poland. 1 point
- He applied for a teaching post at Norwich University last year. 2 points
- The player with the highest number of points wins.
P.S. Good luck today Alex.