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Exercise 7. Put in at, on or in.



1 Mozart was born in Salzburg …… 1756.

2 I haven't seen Kate for a few days. I last saw her …… Tuesday.

3 The price of electricity is going up …… October.

4 I've been invited to a wedding …… 14 February.

5 Hurry up! We've got to go …… five minutes.

6 I'm busy just now but I'll be with you …… a moment.

7 Jenny's brother is an engineer but he's out of work …… the moment.

8 There are usually a lot of parties …… New Year's Eve.

9 I hope the weather will be nice …… the weekend.

10……Saturday night I went to bed…… 11 o'clock.

11 I don't like traveling……night.

12 We travelled overnight to Paris and arrived……5 o'clock …… the morning.

13 The course begins……7 January and ends sometime ……April.

14 It was quite a short book and easy to read. I read it …… a day.

15 I might not be at home…… Tuesday morning but I'll probably be there …… the afternoon.

16 My car is being repaired at the garage. It will be ready …… two hours.

17 The telephone and the doorbell rang …… the same time.

18 Mary and Henry always go out for a meal …… their wedding anniversary.

19 Henry is 63. He'll be retiring from his job …… two years' time.

 

Exercise 8. Put in to/at/in/into where necessary. If no preposition is necessary leave an empty space (-).

1 Three people were taken to hospital after the accident.

2 I met Caroline on my way -- home (no preposition)

3 We left our luggage……the station and went to find something to eat.

4 Shall we take a taxi……the station or shall we walk?

5 I must go……the bank today to change some money.

6 The river Rhine flows……the North Sea.

7 I'm tired. As soon as I get……home, I'm going……bed.

8 'Have you got your camera?' 'No, I left it …… home.'

9 Marcel is French. He has just returned.................................. France after two years……Brazil.

10 Are you going……Linda's party next week?

11 Carl was born……Chicago but his family moved……New York when he was

three. He still lives……New York.

12 Have you ever been……China?

13 I had lost my key but I managed to climb …… the house through a window.

14 We got stuck in a traffic jam on our way …… the airport.

15 We had lunch……the airport while we were waiting for our plane.

16 Welcome……the hotel. We hope you enjoy your stay here.

17 What do you say to someone visiting your town or country? Welcome ……!

Exercise 9. Have you been to these places? If so, how many times? Choose three of the places and write a sentence using been to.

Athens Australia Ireland London Paris Rome Sweden the United States

1 (example answers) I've never been to Australia. / I've been toAustralia three times.

2……

3 ……

4 ……

Exercise 10. Put in to/at/in where necessary. If no preposition is necessary leave an empty space (-).

1 What time does this train get to London?

2 What time does this train arrive……London?

3 What time did you get……home last night?

4 What time do you usually arrive……work in the morning?

5 When we got……the cinema, there was a long queue outside.

6 I arrived……home feeling very tired.

Exercise 11. Write sentences using got into / out of / on / off.

1You were walking home. A friend passed you in her car. She saw you, stopped and offered you a lift. She opened the door. What did you do? I got into the car.

2 You were waiting for the bus. At last your bus came. The doors opened. What did you do then? I ……

3 You drove home in your car. You arrived at your house and parked the car. What did you do then? ……

4 You were travelling by train to Manchester. When the train got to Manchester, what did you do? ……

5 You needed a taxi. After a few minutes a taxi stopped for you. You opened the door. What did you do then?......

6 You were travelling by air. At the end of your flight the plane landed at the airport and stopped. The doors were opened, you took your bag and stood up. What did you do then? ……

UNIT 36 VERBS+PREPOSITIONS

Exercise 1. Put in to/on/for where necessary.

1 I'm going to France next week.

2 Rachel often goes -- sailing.

3 Sue went……Mexico last year.

4 Would you like to go……the cinema this evening?

5 Jack goes……jogging every morning.

6 I'm going out……a walk. Do you want to come?

7 I'm tired because I went to a party last night and went ……bed very late.

8 Martin is going. holiday……Italy next week.

9 The weather was warm and the river was clean, so we went…… a swim.

10 There will be no buses next week because the bus drivers are going …… strike.

11 I need some stamps, so I'm going ……the post office.

12 It's late. I must go……home now.

13 Would you like to go……a tour of the city?

14 Shall we go out……a meal this evening?

15 My parents are going……a cruise this summer.

Exercise 2. Use the words to finish these sentences. Use to/on/for if necessary.


Home a walk shopping Portugal holiday riding the bank sleep skiing


 


1 The sea looks nice. Let's go for a swim.

2 'Is Ann at home?' 'No, she's gone……to get some money'.

3 I'm going……now. I have to buy some presents.

4 I was very tired last night. I sat down in an armchair and went……

5 I wasn't enjoying the party, so I went……early.

6 We live near the mountains. In winter we go……every weekend.

7 Richard has got a horse. He often goes……

8 The weather is nice. Shall we go……in the park?

9 A: Are you going ……soon?

B: Yes, next month. We're going……

 

Exercise 3. Complete the sentences with a preposition (to/for etc.).

 


 


 


1 She's looking ather watch.

2 He's listening…… the radio.

5 They're waiting ……a taxi.

4 Paul is talking …...Jane.

5 They're looking. …... a picture.

6 Sue is looking ……Tom.

 


Exercise 4. Complete the sentences with a preposition (to/for/about etc.) if necessary.

1 Thank you very much for your help.

2 This is not my umbrella. It belongs …… a friend of mine.

3 (on the phone) Can I speak Mr Davis, please?

4 (on the phone) Thank you …… phoning. Goodbye.

5 What happened. …… Mary last night? Why didn't she come to the party?

6 We're thinking …… going to Australia next year.

7 We asked the waiter ……coffee but he brought us tea.

8 'Do you like reading books?' 'It depends ……the book.'

9 John was talking but nobody was listening …… what he was saying.

10 We waited.. Karen until 2 o'clock but she didn't come.

11 'Are you writing a letter?' 'Yes, I'm writing …….Diane.'

12 Don't forget to phone ……your mother this evening.

13 He's alone all day. He never talks …… anybody.

14 'How much does it cost to stay at this hotel?' 'It depends …… the type of room.’

15 Catherine is thinking ……changing her job.

 

Exercise 5. Complete these sentences. Use at/for/after.


1. I looked …… the newspaper but I didn't read it carefully.

2. When you are ill, you need somebody to look …… you.

3. Excuse me, I'm looking …… Hill Street. Can you tell me where it is?

4. Goodbye! Have a nice holiday and look …… yourself.

5. I'm going to take a photograph of you. Please look …… the camera and smile.

6. Barry is looking …… a job. He wants to work in a hotel.

 

Exercise 6. Answer these questions with It depends ……

Do you want to go out with us? Do you like eating in restaurants? Do you enjoy watching TV? Can you do something for me? Are you going away this weekend? Can you lend me some money?   It depends where you're going. It depends on the restaurant. It depends …… It …… …… ……

Exercise 7. Complete the sentences. Choose one of the following verbs (in the correct form) + the correct preposition:

explain invite laugh listen point glance speak throw throw write

1 I look stupid with this haircut. Everybody will laugh atme.

2 I don't understand what this means. Can you explainit tome?

3 I……my watch to see what the time was.

4 We've been……the party but unfortunately we can't go.

5 Please……me! I've got something important to tell you.

6 Don't……stones……the birds! It's cruel.

7 If you don't want to eat that sandwich,……it……the birds. They'll eat it.

8 Sally and Kevin had an argument and now they're not……one

another.

9 I……Joanna last week but she hasn't replied to my letter yet.

10 Be careful with those scissors! Don't……them……me!

Exercise 8. Put into or at where necessary.

1 They only invited a few people to their wedding.

2 Look……these flowers. Aren't they pretty?

3 Please don't shout……me! Be nice to me!

4 I saw Sue as I was cycling along the road. I shouted …… her but she didn't hear me.

5 Don't listen……what he says. He doesn't know what he's talking about.

6 Can I speak……you for a moment? There's something I want to ask you.

7 Do you think I could have a look…… your newspaper, please?

8 I'm a bit lonely. I need somebody to talk ......

9 She was so angry she threw a chair……me.

10 The woman sitting opposite me on the train kept staring ……me.

 

Exercise 9. You ask somebody to explain some things that you don't understand. Write sentences using explain (something) to me or explain to me (how/what... etc.).

1 (I don't understand this word.) Can you explain this word to me?

2 (I don't understand what you mean.) Can you explain to me what you mean?

3 (Idon't understand this question.) Can you explain......

4 (I don't understand the system.) Can......

5 (I don't understand how this machine works.) ......

6 (I don't understand what your problem is.) ......





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