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# We have lessons from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m.

Exercise 1. Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions of time - "at", "on" or "in".

1.Goodbye!See you ..... Friday.

2.Where were you ..... the 28th of February?

3.I got up ..... 8 o'clock this morning.

4.I like getting up early ..... the morning.

5.My sister got married ..... May.

6.Diana and I first met ..... 1979.

7.Did you go out ..... Friday?

8.Did you go out ..... Friday evening?

9.Do you often go out ..... the evening?

10.Let's meet ..... 7.30 tomorrow evening.

11.I'm starting my new job ..... the 3rd of June.

12.We often go to the beach ..... summer.

13.George isn't here ..... the moment.

14.Julia's birthday is ..... January.

15.Do you work ..... Saturdays?

16.I will send you the money ..... the end of this month.

17. ..... autumn, the leaves fall from the trees.

18.The company started ..... 1969.

19.I often go away ..... the weekend.

20.I like looking at the stars in the sky ..... night.

Exercise 2.Do as above. Use prepositions of time - "until", "since" or "for"

1.Mr. and Mrs. Kelly have been married ..... 1958.

2.I was tired this morning. I stayed in bed ..... 10 o'clock.

3.We waited ..... half an hour, but they didn't come.

4."How long have you been here?"-"..... half past eight."

5."How long did you stay at the party last night?"-"..... midnight."

6.John and I are good friends. We have known each other ..... ten years.

7.I'm tired. I'm going to lie down ..... a few minutes.

8.Don't open the door of the train ..... it stops.

9.I've lived in this house ..... I was seven years old.

10.Jack has gone away. He'll be away ..... next Wednesday.

11.Next week I am going to Paris ..... four days.

12.I usually finish work at 5.30,but sometimes I work ..... 6.

13."How long have you known Ann?"-"..... we were at school together."

14.Where have you been? I've been waiting for you ..... 20 minutes.

Exercise 3.Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions of place -"in" or "at".

1."Where is Tina?'-"She is ..... work."

2.Why didn't the bus driver stop ..... the bus stop?

3.Go straight on ..... the roundabout and turn right ..... church.

4.There was a big table ..... the middle of the room.

5.What is the longest river ..... the world?

6.Were there many people ..... the concert on Friday?

7.My brother is studying mathematics ..... London University.

8."Where does your brother live?"-"..... Brussels."

10.Will you be ..... home tomorrow afternoon?

11.Munich is a large city ..... the south of Germany.

12."Do you work?"-"No, I'm still ..... school."

13.George is coming by train. I'm going to meet him ..... the station.

14.Charlie is ..... hospital. He's going to have an operation tomorrow.

15.There was a list of names on the notice-board. My name was ..... the bottom of the list.

16.I usually do my shopping ...... the city centre.

Exercise 4. Do as above. Use prepositions of place and direction

"to" or "in".

1."Where is Jack?"-"..... bed."

2.I'm going ..... the kitchen to make some coffee.

3.Tom went ..... the shop to buy some milk.

4."Where is Tom?"-"He's ..... the kitchen making some coffee."

5.Would you like to go ..... the theatre this evening?

6.I got a postcard from Sue this morning. She's on holiday ..... Switzerland.

7.John lives ..... small village ..... the south-west of England.

8.What time do you usually go ..... bed?

9.Kevin'ssister is very ill. She's ..... hospital.

10.Excuse me, I must go ..... the toilet.

11.The train left Brussels at 7 o'clock and arrived ..... Paris at 9.30.

12.I was tired this morning. I stayed ..... bed until 10 o'clock.

13.Next year we hope to go ..... Canada to visit some friends.

14.Would you like to live ..... another country?

Exercise 5.Do as above. Use prepositions of place and direction "to" or "at" where necessary.

1.Joy didn't go ..... work yesterday.

2.Ann is ill. She's gone ..... the doctor.

3.Are you going ..... the party on Saturday evening?

4.I talked to some nice people ..... party.

5."Where were you this morning?"-"I was ..... work."

6."Do you usually walk ..... work?"-"No, I go by bus."

7.We had a good meal ..... a restaurant and then we went back ..... the hotel.

8.What time are you going ..... home?

9.Will you be ..... home this afternoon?

10.I went ..... Mary's house but she wasn't ..... home.

11.There were no taxis, so we walked ..... home.

12.How often do you go ..... the dentist?

13.What time do you usually arrive ..... work in the morning?

14.It was very late when we arrived ..... home.

15.The boy jumped into the river and swam ..... the other side.

16.Would you like to study ..... university?

17.There were 20,000 people ..... the football match.

18."Are your children here?"-"No, they are ..... school.

Exercise 6.Fill in the gaps with prepositions of place, space and direction - "into", "off", "through", "in", "on", "from", "out of", "round" and "over".

1.We jumped ..... the bridge ..... the water.

2.Do you know how to put a film ..... this camera?

3.You can put your coat ..... the chair.

4.She took a key ..... her bag and opened the door.

5.We didn't have the key, so we climbed ..... a window ..... the house.

6.I looked ..... the window and watched the people ..... the street.

7.We walked .... the museum and saw a lot of interesting things.

8.In tennis, you have to hit the ball ..... the net.

9.Don't forget to put a stamp ..... the postcard before you post it.

Exercise 7.Fill in the gaps with prepositions expressing abstract relations - "at", "by", "with", "without" or "about”.

1.Some people talk ...... their work all the time.

2."How did you get here? ..... bus?" - "No, ..... foot."

3.In Britain, children normally start school ..... the age of five.

4.It's not easy to live ..... money.

5.In tennis, you hit the ball ..... a racket.

6.Hamlet,Othello and Macbeth are plays .....William Shakespeare.

7."Do you know much ..... economics?"-"Yes, I studied it at university.

8.How long does it take from New York to Los Angeles ..... plane?

9."Which is your house?"-"The one ..... a red door."

10.These trains are very fast - they can travel ..... very high speeds.

11.Did Val tell you ..... her new job in a book shop?

12."Have you heard the new record ..... Calvin Swoon?"-"Yes, it's great. I like his songs very much."

13.My grandmother died ..... the age of 98.

14.Yesterday evening I went to a restaurant ..... some friends of mine.

15.The door is locked. You can't get into the room ..... the key.

16.Two men were arrested ..... the police and taken to the police station.

17.Can you give me some information ..... hotels in this town?

18.I like stories ..... happy endings.

19.She doesn't use her car very often - she goes everywhere ..... bicycle.

20.Would you like something to drink ..... your meal?

21.Water freezes ..... 0 degrees Celsius.

22.In Britain it's expensive to travel ..... train.

Exercise 8.Fill in the gaps with prepositions expressing abstract relations - "of", "on", "with", "to", "at", "for", "about", "from" or "in".

1.Sarah isn't interested ..... sport.

2."Why don't you like him?" - "Because I'm afraid ..... him."

3.I like her very much. She's always very kind ..... me.

4.We didn't go to the football match, but we watched it ..... television.

5.He's very good ..... languages. He speaks English, French, Italian and Arabic.

6."Did you see Tom yesterday?" - "No, but I spoke to him ..... phone.

7.I'm sorry ..... your broken window. It was an accident.

8.She's usually late, but I think she'll be ..... time this evening.

9.A lot of people are afraid ..... spiders.

10.Did you have a nice time when you were ..... holiday?

11.It was very kind ..... Judy to have lent me the money.

12."Do you want to watch this programme?" - "No, I'm not interested ..... it."

13.Life today is very different ..... the life 50 years ago.

14.I'm sorry ..... not phoning you last night. I completely forgot.

Exercise 9.Fill in the gaps with prepositions expressing abstract relations - "to", "for", "about", "of", "on", "at" or "after" where necessary.

1.Thank you very much ..... your help.

2.This is not my bicycle, it belongs ..... a friend of mine.

3.(on the phone) Thank you ..... phoning. Goodbye.

4.(on the phone) Hello, can I speak ..... Mr.Davis, please?

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

6.Jack's brother is thinking ..... going to Australia next year.

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

8."Do you like going to museums?"-"It depends ..... the museum."

9.Please listen ..... me. I have something very important to tell you.

10.We waited ..... John until 2 o'clock but he didn't come.

11."Are you writing a letter?"-"Yes, I'm writing ..... Julia."

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

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

14."Are you playing tennis this afternoon?"-"It depends ..... the weather."

15.Katherine is thinking ..... changing her job.

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

17.When you are ill, you need somebody to look ..... you.

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

19.Goodbye!Have a nice holiday and look ..... yourself.

20.When I take the photograph, look ..... and smile.

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

Exercise 10.Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions - "out", "away", "back", "round", "down" or "over".

1."Why is that picture on the floor?"-"It fell ..... ."

2.Please don't go ..... .Stay here with me.

3.She heard a noise behind her, so she looked ..... .

4.I'm going ..... now to do some shopping. I'll be ..... at 5 o'clock.

5.I'm tired. I'm going to lie ..... on the sofa.

6.Ann is going on holiday next month. She's going ..... on the 5th and coming ..... on the 24th.

7.When babies try to walk, they often fall ..... .

8.Jim is from Canada. He had lived in Europe for ten years, but last year he went ..... Canada.

Exercise 11. Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions where necessary.

1.Barbara plays.....the piano well.

2......my mind, it was the most stupid thing he could do.

3.Translate these words.....English.....Russian.

4.My brother gave the money.....me.

5.Learn this poem.....heart.

6.At last I opened the can.....a knife.

7.I go to the Institute.....foot, but yesterday I went there..... bus.

8."Winnie-the-Pooh" is written.....Alan Milne.

10.My aunt lives.....the ground floor.....a fourteen-storey block .....flats.

11.What is that ring made..... ?

12......general, they both think that they don't have a bad life.

13.According.....the forecast the weather will remain better than usual for this time of the year.

14......first she cried bitter tears, and then explained what was the matter.

15.What was the reason.....his absence?

16.Why has he fallen.....love.....such a strange girl?

Exercise 12.Do as above.

1.The banks close.....7 o'clock.....evening.

2.He usually leaves home early.....the morning and comes back late.....night.

3.He became famous only.....his death.

4.The play begins.....half past seven.

5.We arrived.....London.....the 13th.....April and left..... Oxford only.....June.

6.Shakespeare died.....1616.

7.Bye,see you.....Tuesday!

8.Alice goes to the swimming-pool.....every Saturday.

9.Bob is going to play tennis.....next Sunday.

10.I'm going to visit my friends.....the end.....September.

11......last summer we spent our holiday in France.

12.I hope you feel better.....the time you get this letter.

13.She lived in that house.....1985.....1988.

14.Mrs.Jackson lived in England.....five years.

15.I haven't seen her.....Monday.

16.Chris's gone, but he'll return.....an hour.

17.She got married.....the age.....19.

18.The train starts.....8.50,so you'd better be.....the station .....time.

Exercise 13. Do as above.

1.He arrived.....Great Britain half a month ago.

2.He lives.....Chicago.

3.-Where is my English exercise-book?

4.Let's go.....the cinema.

5.My sister isn't.....home, she is.....school.

6.Don't you know that Carlson lived.....a small house.....the roof?

7.-Is it far.....here.....the market?

-No, it isn't. The market is opposite.....that house.

8.-Why can't you find the newspaper? It's.....front.....you..... window-sill.

9.My friend lives.....Petrovka Street.

10.We'll wait for you.....the station.

11.I've never been.....Paris.

12.When does your train arrive.....the station.

13.Go.....Gower Street till you see the Bloomsbury Theatre..... your right.

15.We spent two lovely weeks.....the Mediterranean Sea.

16.Turn left.....the first traffic lights.

Exercise 14. Do as above.

1.My little brother is afraid.....spiders.

2.Margie's been absent.....school since Monday.

3.Are you good.....foreign languages?

4.My sister is always angry.....me when I am late.

5.-Does he love her?

-He's crazy.....her.

8.I am not interested.....football at all, but I'm keen..... tennis.

9.Our daughter has entered Moscow University. We are proud .....her.

10.John hates cities, but he is content.....suburban life.

11.Aline is fond.....ballet.

12.We were surprised.....the high cost of public transport in London.

13.British pubs are famous.....their traditional kind of beer called "real ale".

14.I'm very suspicious.....people who talk too much.

15.Dad was tired.....hard work in the garden and decided to have a short sleep.

16.It was careless.....you to forget about her birthday.

Exercise 15.Do as above.

1.Young people all over the world like to listen.....music everywhere they go.

2.You shouldn't depend.....Tom, he's always late.

3.I can't open the door, I'm looking.....the key.

4.Who are you waiting..... ?

5.I can look.....your baby while you go shopping.

6.It took Tom five minutes.....to climb the tree.

7.Look.....this photo! Isn't it nice?

8.Don't laugh.....my little sister!

9.Who has paid.....the meal?

10.Jim is a person I can rely..... .

11.The man was so deeply absorbed.....his thoughts that he didn't notice me.

12.Do you really believe.....ghosts?

13.I feed my tortoise.....cabbage leaves.

14.What size are these boots? May I try them..... ?

15.After Harry had failed his exams three times, he gave..... trying to enter the college.

16.Why don't you insist.....his going in for sport?

17.How is she getting.....at school?

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