Task-Based Lesson: How to Locate and Describe Places Around Town

How to Locate and Describe Places Around Town

How to Locate and Describe Places Around Town


Prepositions of place

  1. besides to
  2. next to
  3. near
  4. between
  5. behind
  6. infront of
  7. across from
  8. around the corner from
  9. on main street
  10. on the second floor
  11. at 415 main street


  1. Library
  2. Supermarket
  3. School
  4. High School
  5. Butcher shop
  6. Hardware  shop
  7. Grocery Store
  8. Store
  9. Church
  10. Hospital
  11. University
  12. Mall

Description of places

  1. modern
  2.  old
  3.  large
  4. small
  5. interesting
  6. boring
  7. exciting
  8.  beautiful
  9. expensive
  10. polluted
  11. clean
  12. noisy
  13. quiet
  14. calm
  15. crowded
  16. busy

How to Locate and Describe Places Around Town – Lesson Plan

First day Routine:

  1. Teacher introduces himself/ herself using a powerpoint presentation, he/she talks a bit his likes in music, movies and anime.
  2. Teacher ask students to send a whatsapp message to his/her number and then he/she sends an invitation link so they can join the group
  3. Once the group is created, teacher sends a google form with personal information so students can interview each other.
  4. Teacher talks about the contents and the evaluation of the course.
  5. Teacher sends the information to their email addresses.

Schema Activation

  1. Teacher plays some songs and students pass around a balloon.
  2. When the music stops, the student with the balloon in her hands has to introduce the classmate he/she has to introduce himself /herself.


Task #1

This activity is to introduce vocabulary and reinforce new vocabulary

  1. Teacher sends a quizlet set about prepositions of place, places and adjectives to describe places
  2. Students make pairs and quiz their classmate by asking a question about the new vocabulary
  3. They switch places and quiz other students
Task #2

The aim of this task is to help students familiarize with the expression to locate places.

  1. Students make groups of 5, they are given a set of scrambled sentences and they have to arrange the words so the sentence makes sense .
  2. Each member of the group is given a  set of 3 sentences, once they finished
  3. Students gather with other students that have the same set and make sure they have the same answers.
Task #3
  1. Teacher sends a video to the students , they have to listen and complete a series of questions about the location of different places.
  2. Students ask those questions to each other and they respond using the information from the video.

Task #4

  1. Teacher sends different maps that students need  and they describe those places to their classmates.


  1. Students make group of 5.
  2. Students have to create a collage, the collage must be about 10 places they can find in the nearest city.
  3. Students have to know where those 10 places are located.

Once the groups are finished, a member of each group join a group and they ask question to each other about the places in their collages.


  1. Teacher reviews the vocabulary by doing an exercise online with the students

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