A common mistake made by ESL students learning English prepositions is trying to translate them into their native language. Though there can be equivalents in their mother tongue, the use and structure can be completely different. Therefore, it is crucial to focus on how to use prepositions correctly when you teach English to kids. As an ESL teacher, you can do it with the help of various preposition activities. In this article, we will share with you some exciting preposition games that will help your students master this challenging part of speech. But before we move to the preposition activities, let’s start with the basics.
In English, there are generally six types of prepositions:
- prepositions of time
- prepositions of place
- prepositions of direction
- prepositions of agent
- prepositions of instruments and devices
- prepositional phrases