Teaching prepositions

Check out these resources and help your EAL/ESL and English students use prepositions confidently

Tes Resources Team

Preposition word on page as resources to teach prepositions for EAL ESL or English students

Teach your students how to use prepositions correctly with this selection of games, worksheets and presentations

Whether you're an EAL or an English teacher, some of your students are bound to struggle with prepositions. To help you support your beginner, elementary and advanced learners as they master this tricky topic, we've hand-picked the best resources from our Tes community.

Prepositions of place

Practise prepositions of place with beginners using these animated games and worksheets that include flashcards, cut-and-paste activities and drilling tasks.

Prepositions of place game - Hamster Hunt
monssfisch4

Prepositions of place game - Hamster Hunt

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For beginner ESL / EFL students. Presentation includes a review of prepositions of place (in, on, under, in front of, behind, next to, between) followed by Hamster Hunt, a guessing game in which students have to find hamsters in a house by making sentences using the prepositions. Optional furni...
Prepositions of place.
bouledeneige

Prepositions of place.

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This is an English version on my ppt in French. It is created in order to review the prepositions of place. It includes two games with the sound and animation. It's useful for young learners as well for native speakers.
Prepositions - Worksheets for Grade I
Ritureddi

Prepositions - Worksheets for Grade I

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These worksheets on Prepositions are tailored for Grade 1 Kids. The TOC is as follows Worksheets for the following o Prepositions to Describe Pictures o Position of the Cat match the following o Prepositions in Nursery Rhymes o Prepositions Maze o Match the Opposites o ...
Prepositions
lindylovestoteach

Prepositions

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Prepositions {PowerPoint and Worksheets} - Prepositions are easy to teach when you use this no-prep PowerPoint! This is a highly visual, interactive and fun introduction to prepositions. Students discover what prepositions are through games and exercises. Active learning is encouraged throughout the...
Prepositions  for EAL  / ESL / ELL / ELD / ESOL / ELD
mcgowanfg

Prepositions for EAL / ESL / ELL / ELD / ESOL / ELD

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This cute little hippo makes learning prepositions an interesting and fun experience. By referring to the reference pages, if prepositions are unknown, students are able to successfully complete worksheets. This raises self esteem and consequently builds confidence in using English. The worksheets...

Prepositions of time

Use a snap game, a crossword puzzle or a traditional fill-in-the-blanks exercise to help beginners and elementary learners get a good grasp of prepositions of time.

ACARA: Year 3 - Prepositions of Time
MyResourcesGalore

ACARA: Year 3 - Prepositions of Time

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This is a great and comprehenisve product to teach prepositions of time to primary school students, especially targetting ACARA Year 3 Grammar syllabus. The prepositions included are: in, on, at, since, for and from...to. There are two power point slides and three worksheets with answers. The p...
Time Prepositions Snap
Trish Elliston

Time Prepositions Snap

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A fun way to review the use of on/at/in as time prepositions. In groups of two or three students deal out the cards face down. Students take their cards but must not look at them. Players turn over their cards together and look at them. If the cards use the same preposition the students need to shou...
Time Prepositions Crossword Puzzle
eslfungames

Time Prepositions Crossword Puzzle

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Time Prepositions Crossword Puzzle-ESL Fun Games Try out our Time Prepositions Crossword Puzzle. Description: This is a two page crossword puzzle worksheet. Each puzzle has a total of thirty-five statements or questions used as clues to solve the puzzle. How to Use It: Students will use the ac...

Other prepositions

Looking for something different? Check out the resources below and introduce prepositional phrases or review prepositions with your pupils.

Literacy Resource - Verbs and Prepositions
PrimaryLeap

Literacy Resource - Verbs and Prepositions

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Some verbs are usually followed by prepositions before the object of the verb. Students read the sentences and circle the correct word to complete each sentence. This worksheet was created by Primary Leap
Prepositions
ScienceSpot

Prepositions

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Prepositions: These prepositions cootie catchers are a great way for students to have fun while improving their grammar skills by identifying prepositions. How to Play and Assembly Instructions are included. This activity has students reading various sentences to each other and then asked to id...
Prepositions review
Joshua Ball

Prepositions review

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A quick review of prepostions of place and time. A good review for second language speakers or weaker learners. Includes a few class activities to do at the end of the presentation.
Prepositions & prepositional phrases
Zephyr_LPD

Prepositions & prepositional phrases

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This fully resourced grammar-for-writing lesson teaches students about prepositions and prepositional phrases, then uses sentence combining exercises to provide practice in placing prepositional phrases at different points in the sentence. Very useful in helping students to achieve sentence variety...