An English lesson on Prepositions.

Cecilia and Ana are sitting around a table in the garden, learning English. Cecilia is working on her laptop and Ana is reading a book.

English lessons are fun when they are held outside, in the garden, on a sunny day. And it’s the perfect place to practise using prepositions.

A Preposition is a word that tells you where or when something is in relation to something else.

After walking for miles, she rested on a hill.

In this sentence, after tells you when she rested and on tells you where she rested.

The most commonly used prepositions: at, above, across, against, along, among, around, at, before, behind, below, beneath, between, by down, from, in, into, near, of, off, to, toward, under, upon, with and within.

Time Prepositions

At 2 o’clock

At 3.30

At midnight

I start work at 2 o’clock

The swimming pool opens at 3.30

On Sunday (s) / Tuesday (s) etc

On 18 August / 22 December

On Christmas Day / New Year’s Day etc

I’ll see you on Sunday.

On Christmas day we eat turkey.

In  April / June

In 2003 / 1968 etc

In summer / In spring etc

I’m going on holiday in August

Emma was born in 1987

My garden is beautiful in Summer

We say

at the weekend

at night

at Christmas / Easter

at the end of ……

at the moment

I am going to London at the weekend

Beatriz is reading at the moment

 

We say

In the morning /in the afternoon / in the evening

Do you often feel happy in the morning?

But

On Monday morning / on Tuesday evening /  on Saturday afternoon / on Sunday night

I go swimming on Saturday afternoon.

We use

this ( this morning / this week)

last ( last August / last week)

next ( next Tuesday / next week)

every ( every day / every week)

We say 

In five minutes

In a few days

In six weeks

In two years

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