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6 Perfect Prepositions Listening and Speaking Exercises for Location, Time and Movement

Updated 23rd June 2021

Prepositions are pretty tricky and confusing. It’s nice to have some focused and practical exercises to help students understand the situations in which particular prepositions are used.

1 Prepositions of location (with audio and answers)

This is an  exercise  to help   English language learners  understand prepositions of location. Students match the prepositions to the pictures and  try to complete the sentences. Then they can listen to the audio and compare answers.

Prepositions of location grammar exercise

Prepositions of location 1 (PDF)

Prepositions of location

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2 Prepositions of movement (with audio and answers)

This is a similar format to the exercise above but this time focusing on   prepositions of movement. Students match the prepositions to the pictures and try to write short sentences. Or they can listen to audio and fill in the missing words.

Prepositions of movement listening, speaking andgrammar activity

Prepositions of movement (PDF)

Prepositions of movement

3 Prepositions of time (with audio and answers)

    This is an  exercise exercise  to help   English language learners understand prepositions of time. Students try to complete the sentences explaining the meanings of the pictures using prepositions of time. Then they answer the questions at the bottom of the page.

Prepositions of time grammar exercise

Prepositions of time (PDF)

Prepositions of time

 

 

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4 Describing an office (with prepositions)

This is an elementary exercise for English language learners to practice using prepositions by describing an office layout.

Describing an office with prepositions

Describing an office (PDF)

 

5 Using Prepositions (building people)

 

This is an  elementary  speaking exercise  for English language learners to practice using prepositions. Students ask questions using the picture above. Try to use as many prepositions in the questions and answers as possible.

For example:

A: What can you see in the apartment on the right on the first floor?(or) What’s happening in the apartment on the right on the first floor?

B: A man is playing guitar in front of a movie poster.

Using prepositions to describe an apartment building

Using prepositions  (PDF)

 

6 2 classroom activities focussing on prepositions 

These are 2 fun  elementary   exercises  for English language learners to practice using prepositions in the classroom.

 

Taxi driver prepositions game

2 classroom preposition activities 

 

 

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