Prepositions of time and place

This is a downloadable ESL worksheet to practise using prepositions of time and place.

Prepositions of time and place activity

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Language point Prepositions of time and place
Aim To practise using prepositions of time and place

Activity Students complete sentences.
Organisation Pair work
Preparation Make enough copies of the worksheet for the number of students in your class.

What do I do?
  1. Hand out the worksheet.
  2. Students complete the sentences by choosing the correct prepositions.

A time and a place

1. Mozart was born _______ Salzburg _______ 1756.
2. It starts _______ Tuesday.
3. Halloween is _______ October.
4. The course begins _______ February 18th.
5. There are usually a lot of parties _______ New Year’s Eve.
6. _______ Saturday night I went to bed _______ 11:00
7. We travelled overnight and arrived _______ Paris _______ 5:00 _______ the morning.
8. I like the picture hanging _______ the wall _______ the kitchen.
9. I wasn’t sure this was the right office. There is no name _______ the door.
10. You’ll find the sports results _______ the back page.
11. I wouldn’t like an office job. I couldn’t spend the whole day sitting _______ a desk.
12. My brother lives _______ a small town _______ the southeast of England.
13. The headquarters are _______ Milan.
14. My office is _______ the 2nd floor.
15. I keep my keys _______ my pocket.

Keith Taylor
Keith is the co-founder of Eslbase. He has been a teacher and teacher trainer for over 20 years, in Indonesia, Australia, Morocco, Spain, Italy, Poland, France and now in the UK.

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