Presentation on theme: "PREPOSITIONS A preposition is a word that relates a noun or pronoun to another word in a sentence. "The dog sat under the tree.""— Presentation transcript:
1 PREPOSITIONSA preposition is a word that relates a noun or pronoun to another word in a sentence."The dog sat under the tree."
2 Prepositions and Idioms in English 1) I'm tired ______waiting for you. 2) He hasn't smoked _______ages. 3) Nina is good _______ running. 4) I'm looking _____ my keys. Has anyone found them? 5) They dream ______ moving to South Africa. 6) This song was written _____ Madonna. 7) You can look the word ______in a dictionary. 8) I can't come to the party. Don't wait _____ me. 9) She had problems ______reading the instructions. 10) The police car chased the robbers ________ the streets.
3 Prepositions of place, direction and time I'm Peter and I live ____ Germany. ____summer I like to travel ____Italy, because ____ the weather and the people there. Last summer I took a plane _____ Munich to Rome. ____ the airport we went to our hotel ____ bus. We stopped ___ a small restaurant for a quick meal. The driver parked the bus _____the restaurant. Nobody could find the bus and the driver, so we waited ______ the restaurant ____ one hour. The driver was walking ______the small park _____ the restaurant which we did not know. So we were very angry ____ him. But my holidays were great. We sat ______campfires and went dancing _____the early mornings.
4 Prepositions and verbs Match the phrases with appropriate verbs: hang listen talk go arrive look sleep lie wait hide At the airportOut with friendsDuring the nightTo the swimming poolOutside the stadiumOn the phoneTo the musicOn the beachBehind the treeOut of the window
5 Prepositions of Place Fill the gaps with the correct prepositions. We live ______ London.Would you like to go ______ the cinema tonight?No, thanks. I was ______ the cinema yesterday.We are going _____ holiday next week.There is a bridge ______ the river.The flight from Leipzig to London was _____ Frankfurt.______ my wall, there are many picture postcards.Who is the person _____ this picture?Come _____ the sitting room, we want to watch TV.Munich lies 530 meters ______ sea level.
6 Test your knowledge of the prepositions for ,while ,during. He's been working _____three weeks.I fell asleep _____ the film.Did you see Thailand _____your holiday?We talked ______ an hour.He watched TV _____ I cooked._____our stay in London, we visited a lot of museums.What did you do ______ you were in London?I think I need to study Polish _____a few months before I go there.I came up with a great idea ____ I was thinking about my class.They drove through the countryside ____ they were staying in France.He was out of work ____six months before he found a new job.I broke my finger ______ I was playing squash.
7 Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions. 1 - She wasn't short, she wasn't tall; she was ____average height.2 - What are you going to buy Hania ____her birthday?3 - The police are looking _____ a tall, black man who was seen standing outside the bank just before the robbery took place.4 - The teacher asked the class to do the exercise _____the bottom of page5 - As a child I was always ashamed ____my parents because they were uneducated.6 - I was always very good _____Geography when I was at school.7 - My uncle specializes _____ Sociolinguistics .8 - We arrived _____ Lahore at 3.30 in the morning.9 - I didn't see you ______the party on Saturday.10 - There was a lot of coughing _____the performance of Moniusko's 'Fairy Tale' symphony.11 - He saw her as the most attractive woman _____ the world.12 - Simon is completely useless ______ sports.