This is a Find Someone Who activity to practise using common adjectives with prepositions which my Spanish students seem to struggle with quite a lot. It allows students to interact with different classmates and discuss a variety of topics.
- To complete sentences with missing prepositions.
- To decide if the statements are true for the students themselves.
- To get other classmates’ opinions on all the statements on the worksheet.
- To give students additional speaking practice using common adjectives with prepositions.
- Prepositions. Oh, dear humanity …not again! worksheet, one per student.
- Hand out one Find Someone Who worksheet to each student.
- Individually students complete 15 sentences in the table with the missing prepositions.
- When the students have finished, they check the answers with a partner.
- Check together as a class.
- Individually, ask students to decide if the sentences are true for them and ask them to write their answers down just below the sentences e.g. I am afraid of the dark. You: No, I am not afraid of the dark.
- Next students mingle with other students, asking about the sentences on their worksheet, e.g. Are you afraid of the dark?
- They must then complete the box with the classmate’s answer e.g.: Student A: Are you tired of getting up early? Student B: Well, not really. I start work at 5 in the afternoon so I never wake up before 10. Student A: Lucky you. Classmate: Stuart is not tired of getting up early.
- Encourage students to ask for an additional piece of information from each classmate.
- When the students have had a chance to ask everyone’s opinion, ask them to share the most interesting views with the rest of the class.
- Students write down 6 sentences to summarise who agreed or disagreed with the statements, e.g. Alex and I are very excited about our holiday in Cuenca. Stuart and I aren’t fond of waking up early.