Lesson 18

Introduction

This tutorial is focusing on more prepositions of place and movement.

Dialogue

 1/Sentence Practice

A rainy day in London

Peter takes the bus and he arrives at Victoria station. It is starting to rain a little bit.

Unfortunately, he does not have his umbrella but he does not mind the rain.

It is the month of April and usually, it rains quite a lot in London.

Peter does not have his raincoat and a hat. His shoes are waterproof. He decides to walk to Leicester Square.

As it is raining slightly, there are not too many people in the streets. Peter can walk quickly.

All the people are in the coffee shops that are all over London.

It takes twenty-five minutes to go from Victoria Station to Leicester Square on foot.

The quick way is to walk through St James’s Park. It is very pretty and the wet grass smells wonderful.

London is close to Peter’s House and the bus stop is not far from his house either.

The bus is quite cheap if you buy a monthly ticket or travel card.

What is happening here? They are making a film.

Vocabulary

2/ Vocabulary Practice

  • Peter takes the bus
  • to arrive
  • at Victoria station
  • to start
  • to rain
  • it is starting to rain
  • a little bit
  • unfortunately
  • his umbrella
  • to mind
  • he doesn’t mind the rain
  • month of april
  • quite a lot
  • a raincoat
  • a hat
  • waterproof
  • His shoes are waterproof
  • to decide
  • he decides to walk
  • Leicester Square
  • slightly
  • as it is raining
  • in the streets
  • Peter can walk
  • quickly
  • all the people
  • in the coffee shops
  • all over London
  • It takes twenty-five minutes
  • to go from …to…
  • on foot
  • the quick way
  • to walk through
  • the wet grass
  • to smell
  • wonderful
  • To be close to 
  • not far from
  • either
  • quite
  • to be quite cheap
  • a monthly ticket
  • travel card
  • What is happening here?
  • to make a film

Grammar

Prepositions of place / location

Let’s learn some more Prepositions of place / location !

There are more prepositions of place:

  • over
  • under
  • far from
  • near
  • up
  • down
  • past (to go past)
  • among
  • next to
  • in front of
  • behind
  • between
  • around
  • through
  • out of
  • on
  • inside
  • above

OVER

The plane flies over the mountains.

The ball lands over the fence.

UNDER

His room is under his office.

He lives under the bridge.

FAR FROM

She lives far from the school.

It is far from here.

NEAR

She lives near the school.

I always park the car near here.

UP

He is walking up the stairs.

I am going up to bed.

DOWN

They are walking down the stairs.

It is down the street.

PAST

I walk past the office.

He is driving past the house.

AMONG

He is among friends.

Dogs are among my favourite animals.

NEXT TO

It is next to the house.

Let’s sit next to each other!

IN FRONT OF

His house is in front of mine.

The teacher is standing in front of the class.

BEHIND

The dog is behind the house.

The sun is behind a cloud.

BETWEEN

The border between France and Spain.

They live between London and Brighton.

AROUND

He is walking around the neighbourhood.

They are all around the place.

THROUGH

It flies through the room.

It comes in through the window.

OUT OF

I am out of the office.

She lives out of town.

ON

It is on the table.

It is sitting on the floor.

INSIDE

It is inside the box.

He listens to music inside the car.

ABOVE

It is above the shop.

Hold it above your head!

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

What is inside the box?

 I do not know what is inside the box.

 

 What is above your head?

 The umbrella is above my head.

 

 What is on the table? 

The cup is on the table.

 

Who is out of the office?

 Robert is out of the office, he is in the coffee shop. 

 

What is between France and Spain?

 The Pyrenees are between France and Spain.

 

 What is behind the door?

The cat is behind the door. 

 

What is in front of the house?

 The car is in front of the house.

 

 Is the school far from the house?

 No, the school is not far from the house.

 

What is under the car?

 The dog is sleeping under the car.

 

What are among your favourite animals?

Dogs are among my favourite animals.

Exercises Lesson 18

Comprehension Practice

Vocabulary Practice

Grammar Practice

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