Teach Basic Use of Prepositions to Call Center Agent Aspirants

Edited by mahalia jovita b. bugasto, Anonymous, Robbi, Alma and 2 others

Prepositions.jpg

In a multi-lingual country such as the Philippines, the United States, and other areas, BPO job opportunities are abundant.

Not only do the call center companies provide a good hourly wage, they have benefits such as allowances, incentives and medical assistance on top of a high salary. Despite all those things, call centers all over the world have a hard time finding talent.

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

Many North American companies are using call centers which are based in India or the Philippines.

A curriculum on how to grammatically construct sentences that can help the aspirant to understand the person on the other line. How to pronounce the right words (since Filipino is very different to English and could mean some mistakes in pronunciation), and how the call center works and what it needs. This is the second article I have written to promote this such curriculum you can also refer to the article How to Teach Basic subject Verb Agreement to Call Center Aspirants for added knowledge on how to teach how to construct our sentences grammatically correct and to aide our future generation to achieving their dreams.
Ad

Steps

Here are some tips on how you can teach the basic Use of prepositions to call center agent aspirants:

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

Prepositions1.gif
  1. 1
    In every beginning of a lesson, we always have to introduce and explain what the topic is all about.
    In this case, Prepositions. What is it? Why do we need them? What are they for? Your main focus when it comes to this part of the lesson is to introduce prepositions to them.
    Advertisement
     
    1. Ex: These are examples of common prepositions used in the English language, ON, AT and IN.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  2. 2
    The purpose of a preposition is to link words in sentences usually meaning direction, time and position.
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  3. 3
    Familiarize them with what common prepositions mean and how they are being used in sentences.
    Let us start with:
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  4. 4
    This preposition can describe an enclosed space such as an area.
    Examples are a room, a geographical area, a building, etc.  
    1. Ex: I was born in the Philippines.
    2. She is in the kitchen.
    3. He is working in a bank.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  5. 5
    This can also be used when objects act as containers
     
    1. Ex: Get the leftovers in the fridge.
    2. Our house keys are in my pocket.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  6. 6
    Another use is when you are describing what is contained in liquids or any other substance.
     
    1. Ex: Would you like cream in your tea?
    2. Did you put sugar in these cookies?
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  7. 7
    The preposition IN can also be used to refer to TIME.
    If you see these words in a sentence you should use in to complete its meaning the past, the present, the future, the morning, the afternoon, the evening, a month, a century, a year, a century, a millennia, a season  
    1. Ex: She was referring to what she has done in the past.
    2. I should be finished painting the room in a month.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  8. 8
    You can also use IN to indicate the amount of time to do a thing
     
    1. Ex: I will be there in an hour.
    2. In two years, I will finish high school.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  9. 9
    Another way to use IN is to indicate if something is a part of something else
     
    1. Ex: I have many vintage Barbie dolls in my doll collection.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  10. 10
    TO:
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  11. 11
    To can be used to indicate movement to a certain goal or destination
     
    1. Ex: Let's go to the park this afternoon.
    2. She is to take up her Masters Degree in Cambridge.
    • However do not use TO if you are referring to the noun HOME.
     
    1. Ex: The children to home. (Instead use a verb) The children went home.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

The preposition TO is usually used like this subject+verb+to+infinitive

  1. 1
    An infinitive is the basic form of verbs such as eat work and play.
    You can also use to with these infinitives:
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  2. 2
    Willingness – be willing consent, refuse
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  3. 3
    Desire – Want, desire, wish, request, prefer etc.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  4. 4
    Intention – intend, prepare, plan
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  5. 5
    Obligation – have, be obligated, and need
     
    1. EX: Martha wants to cooperate
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  6. 6
    Subject:
    Martha Verb: Wants Preposition: To Infinitive: Willingness  
    1. Don't you want to leave?
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  7. 7
    Subject:
    You Verb: Leave Preposition: To Infinitive: Desire  
    1. She planned to return this evening.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  8. 8
    Subject:
    she Verb: Return Preposition: To Infinitive: Intention  
    1. Everyone needs to eat.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  9. 9
    Subject:
    Everyone Verb: Needs Preposition: To Infinitive: Obligation
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

TOWARDS:

  1. 1
    While TO indicate arrival at a destination, TOWARDS is a moving preposition that indicates movement to a destination without arriving yet.
    TOWARD and TOWARDS have the same meaning.
    Advertisement
     
    1. Ex:If you walk TOWARDS the light, you'll see heavens gates.
    2. Could you please push you grocery cart TOWARD the exit.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  2. 2
    ON:This preposition is used when you are referring to an enclosed space that can also be considered a surface.
     
    1. Ex: The chocolates are on the table.
    2. She was speeding on the highway when she got caught.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  3. 3
    On is also used when you are referring to any means of transportation
     
    1. Ex: She got on the bus just in the nick of time.
    2. We got on the plane at around 17:00.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  4. 4
    Another example of the use of ON is when we are referring to phrases of time.
    You should use on when it is followed by a date, a weekday, morning, afternoon and evening.  
    1. Ex: I was born ON March 25.
    2. Let's have or annual check-up ON Thursday.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  5. 5
    The next usage is for things that can be thought as lines or boundaries such as roads and streets.
     
    1. Ex: Turn left on the 3rd Street.
    2. I live on North Road.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  6. 6
    Last but not the least it is used for Lists
     
    1. Ex: What is on the itinerary for today?
    2. I forgot an item on your grocery list.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

INTO and ONTO

  1. 1
    Into indicates a movement of something from outside to inside.
     
    1. Ex: Anna moved into her new office.
    2. Onto indicates a movement towards a three dimensional space.
    3. Ex: The crab was washed onto the shoreline.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

AT:

  1. 1
    This preposition is used to describe a location, destination and direction
     
    1. Ex: She is standing at the fountain. (location)
    2. Let's meet at the corner of Ash and Brent. (destination)
    3. He threw his chewed up bubblegum at his teacher. (direction)
    4. It can also be used with phrases of time. Use at when it is followed by these words noon, midnight, present, the moment, the present time, and by the time of a clock.
    5. Ex: Meet me for lunch at noon.
    6. She is busy at the moment, come back at 4:00pm.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  2. 2
    At can also refer to AGE.
     
    1. Ex: She had her first baby at the age of 18.
    2. At age 6, she already knows how to read.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  3. 3
    This can also show if an activity is directed to something or someone
     
    1. Ex: She threw a banana at the zoo keeper.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  4. 4
    Another use of AT is to show a cause of a reaction
     
    1. Ex: She is angry at her mother for abandoning them.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

ABOVE and BELOW

  1. 1
    Above and Below indicates elevation, authority, amount or temperature.
     
    1. Ex: The fan is above our heads. (elevation)
    2. The supervisor is ranked below the manager. (authority)
    3. Agnes's IQ is above average. (amount)
    4. The temperature outside is below zero degrees. (temperature)
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

OVER and UNDER

  1. 1
    Over and Under can be used to indicate a higher or lower position if we have a straight line as a border.
     
    1. Ex: The sun rose over the mountains.
    2. To solve the equation, you have to put 3 under the 7 and divide.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  2. 2
    It can also mean if it is more than or less than
     
    1. Ex: Archie worked in this company for over 10 years.
    2. My salary is under $15,000 a month.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  3. 3
    Under is used to mean affected by
     
    1. Ex: Doctors are always under a huge amount of stress.
    2. She got busted because she was driving under the influence.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  4. 4
    OVER is used to refer something that is currently happening/during
     
    1. Ex: Over the past few months, we have been busy managing our business.
    2. What are your plans over the weekend?
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  5. 5
    Use OVER to mean having a drink or a meal
     
    1. Ex: Let's discuss the case over dinner.
    2. Let us talk about the situation over a cup of tea.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  6. 6
    Use OVER if you are referring to a span or moving across
     
    1. Ex: I will cross over the vast dessert just to be with you.
    2. He hung the banner over their doorway.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  7. 7
    There are so many prepositions to tackle.
    But the prepositions mentioned above are the most common. You can actually go over the internet and look for other prepositions but the pattern is still the same . Definition, how to use it and what is it for.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  8. 8
    Tip#3:
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  9. 9
    To check what they have learned over the course of the lesson, you have to provide some exercises to test their knowledge and understanding.
    Exercises such as this:
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  10. 10
    Prepositions Assessment
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  11. 11
    I.
    in/at/on/to
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  12. 12
    He lives _____ Boracay.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  13. 13
    Patrick works _____ Gordon's Tavern.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  14. 14
    He went _____ his friend's house.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  15. 15
    He arrived _____ Manchester for the celebrations.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  16. 16
    Joanna works ____ the hospital.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  17. 17
    II.
    for/while/during
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  18. 18
    He's been working _____ three weeks.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  19. 19
    I fell asleep ____ the film.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  20. 20
    We talked ____ an hour.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  21. 21
    What did you do _____ you were in London?
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  22. 22
    I came up with a good idea ____ I was thinking about my class.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  23. 23
    III.
    in/at/on
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  24. 24
    Let's meet ____ seven o'clock.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  25. 25
    He was born ____ July.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  26. 26
    I went there _____ 1998.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  27. 27
    She'll be at work _____ Thursday.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  28. 28
    We met _____ Christmas day.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  29. 29
    They drove to Barstow _____ September 15th.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  30. 30
    We arrived in this country _____ September.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  31. 31
    I love to go shopping _____ Christmas time.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  32. 32
    We get up early _____ the morning.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  33. 33
    He's working on his homework _____ the moment.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  34. 34
    Answerkey:
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  35. 35
    In
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  36. 36
    In
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  37. 37
    To
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  38. 38
    In
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  39. 39
    At
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  40. 40
    For
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  41. 41
    During
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  42. 42
    For
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  43. 43
    While
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  44. 44
    While
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  45. 45
    At
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  46. 46
    On
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  47. 47
    In
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  48. 48
    On
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  49. 49
    On
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  50. 50
    On
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  51. 51
    In
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  52. 52
    At
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  53. 53
    In
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  54. 54
    At
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  55. 55
    These are some tips that you can follow to teach the basic use of prepositions to your students.
    Good luck!
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  56. 56
  57. 57
    Advertisement

Comments

VisiHow welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.




Mahaliabugasto
Premier Author
27 Articles Started
270 Article Edits
7,645 Points
Mahaliabugasto is a premier author with VisiHow. Mahaliabugasto has achieved the level of "Sergeant" with 7,645 points. Mahaliabugasto has started 27 articles (including this one) and has also made 270 article edits. 65,000 people have read Mahaliabugasto's article contributions.
Mahaliabugasto's Message Board
Mahaliabugasto: Hi, my name is Mahaliabugasto.
Mahaliabugasto: Can I help you with your problem about "Teach Basic Use of Prepositions to Call Center Agent Aspirants"?
 

Article Info

Categories : Communications & Education

Recent edits by: Rob, Alma, Robbi

Share this Article:

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 2,928 times.

Do you have a question not answered in this article?
Click here to ask one of the writers of this article
x

Thank Our Volunteer Authors.

Would you like to give back to the community by fixing a spelling mistake? Yes | No