To practice speaking and grammar through a game of Tic-tac-toe, using movement verbs and body parts to practice prepositions.
It is a good idea to play the game as a whole class the first time. This will demonstrate exactly how to play and will also give the teacher an opportunity to closely monitor the use of prepositions. Then students are put in pairs or groups of 4 in order to play the game again. Teacher should monitor the use of prepositions throughout. Change pairs/groups a couple of times so students get enough practice of the use of prepositions.
As a follow up, students could be asked to carry out a survey by asking other students how many of the movements they can do? Students would have to demonstrate they can do the movements if they answer ‘Yes, I can’.
This is an opportunity for the teacher to focus on the weak form of the verb can.