Thursday, October 16, 2014


Gokhale Education Society’s
S.M.R.K. – B.K. – A.K. Mahila Mahavidyalaya
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
WORKSHEET No. 1 :  Prepositions of place
Prepositions of place
IN
ON
AT
inside an area or space
in the city, in the sky, in bed
in contact with a surface
on the wall, on the table
close to
at the table, at the bus stop

on a line
on the river, on the equator
before nouns referring to a place or position
at the top, at the front, at the end

but in the middle
arrive in a city
arrive in London, in Amsterdam

arrive at a small place
arrive at the station, at the meeting


when expressing 'towards'
point at something, smile at someone
EXERCISES:
I)                   FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH IN, AT, or ON:
1.      Write your name _____ the top of the page.
2.      I like the picture hanging _____ the wall ______ the kitchen.
3.      There was an accident _____ the crossroads this morning.
4.      I wasn’t sure whether I’d come to the right office. There is no name ____ the door.
5.      ____ the end of the street there is a path leading to the river.
6.      You’ll find the sports results ____ the back page of the newspaper.
7.      I wouldn’t like an office job. I couldn’t spend the whole day sitting ____ a desk.
8.      My brother lives ____ a small village ____ the south-west of England.
9.      The man the police are looking for has a scar ____ his right cheek.
10.  Nina was wearing a silver ring ____ her little finger.
II)                COMPLETE THE SENTENCES. USE IN, AT, or ON + one of the following:

the window, your coffee, the mountain, that tree, my guitar, the river, the island, the next garage, my way to work, the front row

1.      Look at the people swimming __________________________________.
2.      One of the strings ________________________________________ is broken.
3.      There’s something wrong with the car. We’d better stop ___________________.
4.      Would you like sugar ___________________________________ ?
5.      The leaves ______________________________ are a beautiful colour.
6.      Last year we had a wonderful skiing holiday ___________________________ .
7.      There’s nobody living ____________________________ . It’s uninhabited.
8.      He spends most of the day sitting _________________________ and looking outside.
9.      I usually buy a newspaper ________________________ in the morning.
10.  We went to the theatre last night. We had seats ___________________ .



Gokhale Education Society’s
S.M.R.K. –B.K. – A.K. Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nashik - 5
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
WORKSHEET – Structure of Present Perfect Tense

Structure of present perfect
I've (I have) seen him.
I haven't (have not) seen him. 
Have you seen him?
He's (he has) gone.
He hasn't (has not) gone.
Has he gone?



Present perfect simple - common mistakes
Common mistakes
Correct version
Why?
Steven has wrote a new book.
Steven has written a new book.
The past participle of the verb must be used - wrote is past simple, written is the past participle.
Did you have seen him before?
Have you seen him before?
The helping verb 'have' is used in the present perfect- it is inverted with the person (you have becomes have you).
I didn't have seen him before.
I haven't seen him before.
The helping verb 'have' is used in the present perfect- to make it negative we simply add not (n't).
I am here since last week.
I have been here since last week.
The present perfect is used to show an action which continues to the present (an unfinished action).
I've been knowing him for 5 years.
I've known him for 5 years.
Verbs such as know, want, like, etc. (stative verbs) suggest permanent states, not actions, so are used in the simple form, NOT the -ing form.

Gokhale Education Society’s
S.M.R.K. –B.K. – A.K. Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nashik - 5
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
WORKSHEET – Structure of Past Perfect Tense
Structure of past perfect
 I'd (I had) seen him.   
You hadn't (had not) seen him.
Had you seen him?



Past perfect - common mistakes
Common mistakes
Correct version
Why?
I didn't been to London.
I hadn't been to London.
The helping verb had / hadn't is used in the past perfect.
When I saw him, I noticed that he had a haircut.
When I saw him I noticed that he had had a haircut.
The action (haircut) which happened before another past action must be put into the past perfect to make the time order clear to the listener.
He told me has been to London.
He told me he had been to London.
His original words were: ''I have been to London.'' However, in reported speech we move the tense back - the present perfect (have been) becomes past perfect (had been).








Gokhale Education Society’s
S.M.R.K. – B.K. – A.K. Mahila Mahavidyalaya
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
WORKSHEET No. 2:   Prepositions of time (I)
Prepositions of time
IN
ON
AT
years (in 1998)
days of the week (on Thursday)
hours of the clock (at 7.30)
months (in January)
dates (on 5 August)
religious festivals (at Easter)
seasons (in summer)
on Monday morning
points in time (at the end of the week)
parts of the day (in the afternoon, in the morning BUT at night)



EXERCISES

I)            FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH - IN, AT or IN:
1)    Mozart was born in Salzburg ____ 1756.
2)    I haven’t seen Kate for a few days. I last saw her ____ Tuesday.
3)    I’ve been invited to a wedding ____ 14 February.
4)    Hurry up! We’ve got to go ____ five minutes.
5)    I’m busy right now but I’ll be with you ____ a moment.
6)    We travelled overnight to Paris and arrived ____ 5 o’clock ____ the morning.
7)    The course begins ____ 7 January and ends sometime ____ April.
8)    I might not be at home ____ Tuesday morning but I’ll probably be there ____ the afternoon.
9)    My car is being repaired at the garage. It will be ready ____ two hours.
10) Henry is 63. He’ll be retiring from his job ____ two years’ time.

II)         COMPLETE THE SENTENCES. Each time use  AT, ON, or IN + one of the following:
the evening, about twenty minutes, Christmas, the moment, 21 July 1969, the 1920’s, the same time, Sundays, the middle ages, 11 seconds, night

1)    Columbus made his first voyage from Europe to America __________________ .
2)    In Britain most people do not work ___________________________________ .
3)    If the sky is clear, you can see the stars ________________________________.
4)    After working hard during the day, I like to relax _________________________.
5)    The first man walked on the moon _____________________________ .
6)    It’s difficult to listen if everyone is speaking ______________________ .
7)    Jazz became popular in the United States _________________________ .
8)    I’m just going out to the shop. I’ll be back ___________________________ .
9)    (On the phone) ‘Can I speak to Claire?’ ‘I’m afraid she is not here ___________.
10) In Britain people send each other cards ______________________________ .
11) Many of Europe’s great Cathedrals were built _________________________ .
12) Bob is a very fast runner. He can run 100 metres ________________________ .

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