We use prepositions of location such as in, on, beside, under, above, next to, in front of, behind and between to describe the location of things and people. Gork lay down on his bed. The la
ser torch was in a plastic case. I stood beside Gork’s head. She put a box under the table. There is a painting on the wall above the sofa. The girl is sitting next to/in front of/behind/between her parents.
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S1 S2 S1 S2 Where’s Number Four? It’s under the box. Is Number Four in the box? No, it’s under the box. Number Two is in the box.
? the difference between on and above: on is on the top of and touching above is higher than and not touching ? the two meanings of on: on the top of and touching e.g., on the box fixed, drawn, or written on the side or surface of something e.g., a picture on the wall, writing on the board
Name something that’s above you. Name something that’s on your head. Name something that’s beside you.
Name something that’s in you.
Name something that’s under you. Name something that’s on your face.
Five students stand in front of the class in the order as the following picture shows. Using the students’ names instead of the letters, say these sentences. ? (B) is standing in front of (A). ? (A) is standing behind (B). ? (C) is standing next to (B). ? (D) is standing between (B) and (E). ? (E) is standing next to (D).
Where are the trees?
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Where is the car? Where is the pool? Where is the garden?
A On the right below is a picture of Captain King’s cabin. Complete the sentences. 1 The painting is _________ the wall _________ the table. 2 The radio is _________ the table. 3 The clock is _________ the wall _________ the bookcase.
4 The telephone is _________ the wall _________ the door. 5 The stool is _________ the floor _________ the table.
6 The calendar is _________ the wall _________ the chair. 7 The flowers are _________ the vase _________ the table.
8 The shoes are _________ the floor _________ the chair.
B On the right is a plan of a space classroom. Look at the plan, read the sentences and then write the correct names. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 He sits in the front row. She sits next to him. She sits behind him. She sits in the back row. He sits next to her. He sits in front of him. She sits between Stella and David. 8 He sits behind Stella.
1 Last month, Billy _____________ Amy. This month, he _____________ Ruby. 2 Last month, Stella _____________ Billy. This month, she _____________ him.
3 Last month, David _____________ Steve. This month, he _____________ him. 4 Last month, Amy _____________ Billy. This month, she _____________ David _____________ Stella.
1 Workbook 8A, pages 59 and 60.