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  • 1. Prepositions
  • 2. what is a preposition?
  • 3. think about the name:
  • 4. preposition
  • 5. pre… position
  • 6. pre… position a placebefore
  • 7. pre… position a placebefore I go to the cinema.
  • 8. pre… position a placebefore I go to the cinema.
  • 9. pre… position a placebefore I go to the cinema.
  • 10. the preposition describes the relationship between the verb and the place I go to the cinema.
  • 11. I go to into out of past behind etc. the cinema.
  • 12. ?preposition of movement or adverb of direction
  • 13. He goes into the office. He goes in.
  • 14. He goes into the office. He goes in. preposition adverb
  • 15. He goes out of the office. He goes out.
  • 16. He goes out of the office. He goes out. preposition adverb adverb
  • 17. how to study prepositions
  • 18. the smaller the word the less it translates
  • 19. with prepositions (and articles) DON’T translate
  • 20. learn the rules for: - prepositions of time - prepositions of place - prepositions of movement
  • 21. BUT memorise: - dependant prepositions - phrasal verbs - common errors
  • 22. basic prepositions of time
  • 23. exact time at 3 o’clock midnight the moment days and dates on Monday 4th July my birthday Christmas day periods in March summer 1997 the ’60s the morning / afternoon / evening exceptions at weekends / the weekend Christmas / Easter night
  • 24. I arrived __ 8 pm. What did you do __ Easter? __ summer they go to the sea. We saw him __ Thursday. Did you see her __ last week? It was __ the morning. They study __ night. We finished __ the same time.
  • 25. prepositions of place and movement
  • 26. verbs preposition + home place be / stay / work at / in be at home starting and stopping leave - leave - home arrive at / in / on arrive - home movement go / drive / walk to go - home
  • 27. We went __ home. She walked __ work. The bus left __ the station. She arrived __ Rome. We stayed __ a hotel. When do they arrive __ Italy? They came back __ home. Did you stay __ home?
  • 28. on for technology & in for paper
  • 29. on the phone on a computer on the radio on the TV on an iPod
  • 30. in a book in a magazine in the (news)paper BUT on the page
  • 31. dependent prepositions after verbs
  • 32. depend on listen to wait for increase / decrease by
  • 33. dependent prepositions after adjectives
  • 34. interested in good / bad at afraid of angry with angry about fed up with happy with married to similar to same as
  • 35. nice / kind / rude of sb. (be) nice / kind / horrible to sb. eg. It was nice of him to give you a lift. He was horrible to his wife.
  • 36. sorry about sth. sorry for doing sth. eg. Sorry about the noise last night. I’m sorry for not phoning you. NB. Sorry I’m late.
  • 37. dependent prepositions after nouns
  • 38. opinion of increase / decrease in possibility of
  • 39. phrasal verbs
  • 40. look at look for look after
  • 41. get to get into / out of get onto / off
  • 42. get on with sb. get sb. down get over sth./sb. get together check the meaning of these verbs in the OALD or Grammar Reference
  • 43. give sth. away give sth. back give in give sth. out give sth. up give up check the meaning of these verbs in the OALD or Grammar Reference
  • 44. !no preposition in Italian
  • 45. listen to – ascoltare look at – guardare look for – cercare search for – cercare wait for – aspettare
  • 46. !no preposition in English
  • 47. ask – chiedere a answer – rispondere a call / phone etc. – telefonare a
  • 48. !some common errors
  • 49. ask to sb. married with sb. pay sth. on the newspaper listen sth. good in sth. sorry for sth. increase in sth.
  • 50. exercise
  • 51. find and correct the errors
  • 52. He listens music in MTV. I paid a beer to him into the bar. She got married with an Indian on ’64. The article on the paper was from a leading journalist. We went at her home in Monday. Sorry for my late on the morning. I answer to the phone on weekends.
  • 53. He listens _ music in MTV. I paid _ a beer to him into the bar. She got married with an Indian on ’64. The article on the paper was from a leading journalist. We went at her home in Monday. Sorry for my late on the morning. I answer to the phone on weekends.
  • 54. He listens to music in MTV. I paid for a beer for him at/in the bar. She got married to an Indian in ’64. The article in the paper was by a leading journalist. We went to hers on Monday. Sorry I was late in the morning. I answer _ the phone at weekends.
  • 55. translating
  • 56. fino a
  • 57. until [time] up to [number] as far as [distance]
  • 58. da
  • 59. from [origin; starting point] by [passive] for / since [in Present Perfect]
  • 60. at / to mine [= my house] at / to Bob’s [= Bob’s house] at / to the Chemist’s [= the Chemist’s shop]
  • 61. homework
  • 62. Module 6, parts 12, 13 & 16
  • 63. www.davidnicholson.it