Prepositions of Location- Find What's Wrong

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Prepositions of position Find what’s wrong in the classroom game

Ask Yes/ No questions to find out what is wrong about an imaginary classroom that is 
described in one of the cards below:

Possible questions and answers:

“Is something in the bin?”

“No, it isn’t connected to the bin”

“Is something on the table?”

“Not on the table.”

“Is the teacher in the wrong place?”

“Yes, she is.”

“Is the sellotape on the students’ clothes?”

“Yes, that’s right! Well done!”

The teacher is standing on the table

The poster is on the television screen

The Blu Tack is on the floor

The dictionaries are in the bin

The students are under the table

A board marker is in a student’s mouth

A boy’s watch is on his leg

The teacher is behind the window

A pencil is in the teacher’s ear

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2009

A student has Tippex on his face.

A student in under the carpet

All the bags are on one student’s back

The cupboard is in front of the board

A ruler is behind the whiteboard

Some scissors are in the video (= VCR = video recorder)

100 students are in the classroom

A chair is on the table

The carpet is on the table

Choose one of the sentences above and play the same game with your partner(s). 
Start by asking them a question, e.g. 
“There is something strange about the classroom. Where is the teacher standing?” or 
“Something isn’t right in here. What is on the table (that shouldn’t be)?” or just “Can 
you guess what is wrong with the classroom?”

Draw or write other things that could be in the wrong place in a classroom and 
continue the game.

Race to draw other things being in strange places that your teacher or another 
student explains.

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2009

Do the same with other places. 

Possible places:

In the playground

In the gym 

In a youth club

Outside the school

In the supermarket 

In the library

In your house

In the laboratory

In the kitchen

In the dining room/ cafeteria

In the park 

In a theme park

In the amusement arcade

In a theatre 

In a disco

On an ice skating rink

In a martial arts club 

In an internet café

In a cinema (= movie theatre) On an adventure holiday

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2009