Prepositions Listening and Speaking Exercises for Location, Time and Movement

If you are an educator looking to infuse your lessons with dynamic, interactive, and engaging content, this is the right place. This webpage has been designed specifically to help make the teaching and learning of prepositions of location and movement fun and effective.

The resources here (and on the Invitations page) cover an extensive range of everyday contexts such as calendars, event schedules, restaurant and movie information, and review charts. These relatable and practical scenarios not only make the learning process more enjoyable but also help students understand the real-life application of prepositions.

You will find numerous downloadable PDF exercises that cater to different learning styles and proficiency levels. These exercises, which range from fill-in-the-blanks to matching games, offer a great way to consolidate learning and evaluate student progress.

To further reinforce learning, this page also offers listening and video exercises. These interactive components allow students to hear and see prepositions in action, which can significantly improve their comprehension and retention. They provide an excellent opportunity for students to learn at their own pace, as they can pause, rewind, and replay as necessary.

Moreover, the speaking exercises available here are designed to boost students’ confidence and fluency. By simulating real-life situations, these exercises encourage students to use prepositions of location and movement naturally and accurately.

All these resources are easily accessible and ready for immediate use in the classroom. They are continually updated and expanded to keep them current and relevant. Teaching prepositions has never been easier or more engaging.

1 Prepositions of location (with audio, video 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 (PDF)

See the YouTube video

Prepositions of location

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2 Prepositions of time (with audio, video 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)

See the YouTube video

Prepositions of time

3 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

4 Prepositions of location questions

This is a speaking exercise for prepositions of location using “Wh” and Yes/No questions. Students can practice the grammar and have a conversation at the same time (or just the grammar).

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5 Pair work speaking exercise for prepositions of time and location (business)

Here is another excellent speaking exercise which uses a chart format. Prepositions of time and location can be practiced using calendars and event schedules. This business schedule is for practicing prepositions of time.

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Invitations and requests dialogues and listening exercises

Note: Find more useful pair work speaking exercises for practicing prepositions of location and time on the Invitations page.

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6 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)


7 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)


8 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

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