lección 46

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1/Sentence Practice

That was a wonderful sleep.

I think we should take a vacation in May. Paris is wonderful in May, I first went there in 2004.

People often go to Paris in early summer. We could leave London in the afternoon and arrive in the evening.

It is really quick if you take the train.

I like to stretch in the morning.

Today is Saturday. I will inquire about hotels and flights after we have been to the shopping center.

We could leave on the 19th of May and stay for three days.

I could practice my schoolboy French and you must talk as much as possible. it would be a shame for you lose your french.

You mightn’t be as good as your sister but you are not far off.

Alright, there is a calendar on the wall, pen in a date and we could confirm it later.

I am going to take a bath. Normally I take a shower during the week but today I am not in a rush.

The soap in on the table next to the wash basin and the shampoo is in the cupboard.

There are some clean towels on the shelves.

There is nothing better than to be at home in a nice bath on the weekend.

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Vocabulario

1/Vocabulary Practice

  • In
  • on
  • at
  •  wonderful
  • take a vacation
  • in May
  • in 2004.
  • often go to
  • in early summer.
  • in the evening.
  • quick if you take the train.
  • to stretch
  • in the morning.
  • to inquire about
  • hotels
  •  flights
  • in the afternoon
  • after we have been to
  • on the 19th of May
  • to stay
  • for three days
  • I could practice
  •  schoolboy French
  • as much as possible
  •  a shame to lose
  • You mightn’t be as good as
  • to be not far off.
  • a calendar
  • on the wall
  • pen in a date
  • to confirm it later.
  • to take a bath
  • Normally
  • I take a shower
  •  I am not in a rush.
  • the soap in
  • on the table
  • next to
  • the wash basin
  • the shampoo
  • in the cupboard.
  • the clean towels
  • on the shelves.
  • There is nothing better than
  • at home
  • in a nice bath
  • on the weekend.
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Gramática

in / at / on

Prepositions of place and prepositions of time



Prepositions of place / location

  • in
  • at
  • on

 

Let’s see how to use Prepositions of place or prepositions of location in / at / on.

 

“in” is generally used in many contexts. If a place is general or big it will use the preposition of location “in”: for geographical regions. It is also used for enclosed space:

i.e.

in (country)

in England

I live in England.

 

in (city)

in London

I work in London.

 

in (neighbourhood)

in South Kensington

I am shopping in South Kensington.

 

in (large area)

in Hyde Park

I am jogging in Hyde Park.

in the sky

They are flying through the sky.

 

in (enclosed spaces)

in a car

in a taxi

in a helicopter

in a lift, in an elevator

in the garden

in a box

in my pocket

in a building

 

in (other)

in a row

in the newspapers



“on” is used for:

– public transport

– surfaces (= on top of)

– streets, avenues

– more specific places

 

i.e.

on (public transport, transport)

on a bus,

on a train,

on a plane,

on a ship,

on a bicycle,

on a horse…

 

on (surfaces)

on the wall

on the floor

on a page

on the menu

 

on (streets, avenues)

on Oxford Street

on the high street

on Brick Lane

 

on (more specific places)

on the corner

on the edge

on the right, on the left

on television

on the way



“at” is used for very specific locations (smaller):

– a point, a specific location

– institutions

– addresses

 

i.e.

at (specific location)

at the entrance

at the top

at the bottom

at the front desk

at the shop

 

at (institutions)

at the Guggenheim Museum

at Buckingham Palace

at Tower Bridge

 

at (addresses)

at 21 Oxford Street

at the bus stop

at the crossroads

at the dentist’s

at Bond Street station

 

Be careful as some expressions with “at” do not use an article:

at home > I am at home

at work > We are at work

at school > He is at school

at university > They are at university

at reception > She is waiting at reception.



Prepositions of time:

  • in
  • at
  • on

 

Let’s learn the following prepositions of time!

 

Examples with “IN”

in” is generally used for:

  • centuries: in the 1900s /  in the 15th century
  • decades: in the 90s
  • years: in 1984, in 72 BC, in 1984, in AD 375
  • months: in January, in August
  • weeks: in 4 weeks, in a fortnight (in 2 weeks)
  • parts of the day: in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening
  • seasons: in (the) summer, in (the) spring, in (the) winter, in (the) autumn

 

Examples with “ON”

“on” is generally used for:

  • days: on my birthday, on Monday, on New Year’s Eve
  • dates or specific parts of the day: on 23/03/2018, on Sunday morning, on their anniversary
  • holidays (containing the word Day): on Christmas day, on Easter Monday, on Independence Day

 

Examples with “AT”

“at” is generally used for:

  • weekends: at the weekend
  • hours and times: at 12 o’clock, at 9am, at 9pm, at noon, at midnight, at midday, at night, at sunset, at sunrise…
  • holidays (not containing the word Day): at Easter, at Christmas…
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Preguntas y repuestas

Questions and Answers

Will you come on Monday?

I won’t be able to.

 

Can I come on Tuesday in the morning?

Yes, at what time?

 

Could I come on Tuesday in the morning at 10 o’clock?

Yes, you could come at 10 o’clock.

 

Can we go on holiday in the summer?

Yes we could go in July.

 

Do you like going during the school holidays?

No, I prefer going just after.

 

Are you still at work?

Yes I’m in the office.

 

Are you on the phone?

No, I am at my desk.

 

Where are you at the moment?

At the moment I am in the bathroom and I am in the bath.

 

Can you still speak French?

Yes, but I am a little out of practice.

 

Where do you practice?

I practice at evening classes in the local Polytechnic.

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Exercises Lesson 46

Comprehension Practice

Vocabulary Practice

Grammar Practice

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