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on drugs
2. in the afternoon
3. on Fridays
4. in total
5. in the picture
6. on my birthday
7. on Christmas Day
8. at home
9. on the beach
10. at night

Complete the exercise according to the picture.

1. In the picture, I can see a woman.

2. The woman is sitting at a table.
3. She is sitting on a chair.
4. There is another chair opposite the woman.
5. Her feet are under the table
6. The woman is holding a cup in her hands.
7. On the table are a laptop, a paper, a calculator, an appointment calendar, two pens and a
8. The woman is looking at her laptop.
9. The woman's bag is under the table.

Complete the exercise according to the picture.

1. In the picture, there are four people.

2. A couple is sitting at the table.
3. They are sitting on chairs.
4. The drinks are on the table.
5. One woman is standing in front of the table.
6. Behind her is a man who is barbecuing.
Complete the exercise according to the picture.

1. In the picture, there are three kids.

2. The girl is standing between the two boys.
3. The boy with the green shirt is on the right.
4. He has a gamboy in his hands.
5. The kids are looking at his gameboy.

Complete the exercise according to the picture.

1. In the picture, I can see Santa Claus and a girl.

2. Santa is sitting on a chair.
3. The girl is standing next to Santa.
4. Santa and the girl are looking at each other.
5. The girl has a present in her hands.
6. Behind the girl, there is a Christmas tree.
7. There are more presents under the tree.
8. Santa's big bag is lying on the floor.

Fill the gaps with the correct prepositions.

1. We live in London.
2. Would you like to go to the cinema tonight?
3. No, thanks. I was at the cinema yesterday.
4. We are going on holiday next week.
5. There is a bridge across the river.
6. The flight from Leipzig to London was via Frankfurt.
7. On my wall, there are many picture postcards.
8. Who is the person in this picture?
9. Come into the sitting room, we want to watch TV.
10. Munich lies 530 meters above sea level.
Exercise on Prepositions – Time
Fill in the correct prepositions.

1. Peter is playing tennis on Sunday.

2. My brother's birthday is on the 5th of November.
3. My birthday is inMay.
4. We are going to see my parents at the weekend.
5. In 1666, a great fire broke out in London.
6. I don't like walking alone in the streets at night.
7. What are you doing in the afternoon?
8. My friend has been living in Canada for two years.
9. I have been waiting for you since seven o'clock.
10. I will have finished this essay by Friday.

Exercise on Prepositions – Time

Choose the correct prepositions.

 What are you doing at the weekend?

 I don't know yet. Maybe I'll go to the cinema on Saturday.
 That's interesting. I haven't been to the cinema for so many years.
 We could go there together in the afternoon.
 That would be great. But I would prefer to go there in the evening. I am visiting my
grandma onSaturday.
 That's okay. The film starts at eight o'clock.
 I can pick you up at half past seven. How long does the film last?
 It lasts for two hours and forty-five minutes.
 From eight till a quarter to eleven.
 That's right. But I must hurry home after the film. I have to be home by eleven o'clock.
since - if the starting point is given (two o'clock, last Friday, 1998)
- for - if the period of time is given (twenty minutes, two days, one year)

Decide whether to use »since« or »for«.

1. I have been waiting since 4 o'clock.

2. Sue has only been waiting for 20 minutes.
3. Tim and Tina have been learning English for six years.
4. Fred and Frida have been learning French since 1998.
5. Joe and Josephine have been going out together since Valentine's Day.
6. I haven't been on holiday since last July.
7. Mary has been saving her money for many years.
8. I haven't eaten anything since breakfast.
9. You have been watching TV for hours.
We have been living here for 2 months

Exercise on Prepositions – Buses

Complete the exercise with the correct prepositions.

1. If you want to go by bus, you have to go to the bus stop.

2. You look at the time table.
3. Then you wait for your bus.
4. When the bus arrives, you get on the bus.
5. You buy a ticket from the driver or show your ticket to the driver.
6. When you arrive at your destination, you get off the bus.
7. Sometimes you even have to change buses at another bus stop.
Exercise on Prepositions – A picture

Complete the exercise with the correct prepositions.

1. Look at this painting.

2. In the painting, you can see a little girl.
3. So, it is a painting of a girl.
4. A famous painter painted it. So it is a painting by a famous painter.
5. My grandma once owned the painting, but she gave it to me on my birthday. So it is a
picture from my grandma.

Exercise on Prepositions – A photograph

Complete the exercise with the correct prepositions.

1. I got these photos from my friend Jane.

2. These photos were taken by her boyfriend, who is a hobby photographer.
3. In these pictures you can see a giraffe.
4. So, these are pictures of a giraffe.
5. Look at these pictures. Aren't they wonderful?
Exercise on prepositions – The Wampanoag
Fill the gaps with the correct prepositions.

1. The Wampanoag are the native American tribe that helped the Pilgrims from the Mayflower
to survive their first year in the New World.
2. The tribe was divided into smaller groups, and each group was ruled by a chief.
3. The Wampanoag lived in villages on the southeastern coast of North America. Their name
means ‘people of the east’.
4. One member of the Wampanoag, Squanto, knew English because several years before he
had been kidnapped and taken to Europe.
5. Squanto was the first to meet the Pilgrims and he welcomed them in English.
6. The Wampanoag shared their knowledge of hunting and fishing with the European settlers
and showed them how to grow corn and beans.
7. In autumn, the harvest was so good that the settlers invited the Wampanoag to a great
feast that is now remembered as the first Thanksgiving.
8. A treaty between the Wampanoag and the settlers secured peace for about 40 years, but
then the settlers claimed more and more land and treated the Wampanoag with disrespect.
9. This finally led to war between the English and the Wampanoag (1675-1676) in which the
Wampanoag were defeated.
10. The Wampanoag left their lands and moved to the islands of Nantucket and Martha's
11. Today there are only about 2,000 Wampanoag people living in the United States.

Exercise on Prepositions – George Washington

Complete the exercise with the correct prepositions.

1. George Washington was born in Virginia in 1732.

2. In the American Revolutionary War ( between 1775 and 1783) he was the Commander-in-
Chief ofthe American forces.
3. Washington played an important role in the founding of the United States.
4. He became the first President of the United States.
5. He was President from 1789 to 1797.
6. George Washington died at the age of 67, on the 14th of December 1799.
7. The capital of the United States and one federal state are named after George
Exercise on Prepositions – Henry Ford
Complete the exercise with the correct prepositions.

1. Henry Ford was born on the 30th of July 1863.

2. He made his first car, the Quadricycle, in June 1896.
3. In 1903, he founded the Ford Motor Company.
4. Modern mass production of cars was developed by him in 1913.
5. Ford's Model T could then be assembled in just 93 minutes.
6. By 1927, 15 million Model T cars had been manufactured in the Ford Motor Company.
7. Henry Ford became one of the richest and best-known people in the world.

Exercise on Prepositions – McDonald’s

Complete the exercise with the correct prepositions.

1. The first McDonald’s restaurant was opened by Dick and Mac McDonald on the
15th of May 1940.
2. The best selling products at their restaurant were hamburgers.
3. So the McDonald brothers thought of a way to produce hamburgers more quickly.
4. This was introduced in 1948 and became known as the Speedee Service System.
5. The first franchised McDonald’s restaurant was opened in 1953, and today you can find
McDonald’s restaurants in more than 100 countries.
6. The meats for the burgers vary with the culture of the country.
7. Franchisees and future managers of McDonald’s restaurants are trained at Hamburger
University, which is located in Oak Brook, a suburb of Chicago.
8. McDonalds is also known for its sponsorship in various international sport events.
Exercise on Prepositions – Uluru
Complete the exercise with the correct prepositions.

1. Uluru is located in central Australia.

2. The large sandstone rock formation is also known as Ayers Rock in honour of Sir Henry
Ayers, who was a Premier of South Australia in 1873.
3. Uluru is listed as a World Heritage Area for both its natural and cultural values.
4. It is sacred to the Aboriginal people of the area.
5. At different times of the day, Uluru seems to change colour.
6. The sandstone is infused with minerals that reflect the red light of sunrise and sunset.


1. This material is different from that.

2. You should explain this to them.

3. He has been absent since Monday.

4. I haven’t been to the theatre for a long time.

5. He goes to school by car.

6. This is a comfortable house to live in.

7. They are called by different names.

8. We should not spend money on luxuries.

9. I gave him a chair to sit on.

10. The new term begins on June 1st.

11. He poured the tea into the mug.

12. He said that he was very pleased with my work.

A) Fill in the blanks with convenient prepositions.

1. Nice to meet you.

2. Don’t be late for/to school.
3. Are you the new student from Portugal?
4. Are you a teacher at/in this school?
5. She is on vacation. She is in Italy now.
6. What is this called in English?
7. Look at the flowers

B) Fill in the blanks (2)

1. Compare your answers with your partner.

2. This key holder is very special for me.
3. Apple and pears are in the same box.
4. Write to me soon.
5. Have you got a piece of paper?
6. What’s the calculator for? It is for my exams.
7. I’m tall with black hair and brown eyes.
8. We have a house with a big garden.
9. I come from a big family.
10. Match the pictures with the names.
11. Is your house in the country?
12. Guess what I have in my hand?
13. I have two color pens. What about you?

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