Prepositions 4

Ещё немного предлогов и несколько совсем не сложных упражнений.

excited about, explain to, fail in, famous for, fed up with, fond of, forgive for, friendly to, frightened/full of, furious with/about,hopeless at, impatient with, impressed by/with, hope of/for, hear about/of/from, happen to, grateful to/for, good at, generous of, head for

Ex. 1 Fill in the missing particles. Don’t forget that one and the same verb can be used with different particles.

1. Calm down, for goodness sake. It’s nothing to get excited ***!
2. The teacher explained the rules *** the children.
3. I passed in history but failed *** chemistry.
4. The British are very famous *** their incompetence with languages.
5. I’m fed *** cleaning up after you.
6. She was fond *** the phrase ‘it’s an opportunity not a risk’.
7. She never forgave him *** his lies.
8. Our neighbours have always been very friendly *** us.
9. It’s totally irrational, but I’m frightened *** mice.
10. The town is very pleasant — full *** parks and pretty streets.
11. The progress made in controlling pollution levels is nothing to get excited ***.
12. I tried explaining the joke *** my German friends but I think they did not understand it.
13. John got three passes and four fails *** his exams.
14. I’m fed *** this watch — it’s gone wrong three times already this year.
15. Phil was furious *** the manager — I think he came close to hit him.
16. Her books are full *** perceptive insights into the human condition.
17. A lot of people are frightened *** spiders.
18. She was rather unfriendly *** me at first.
19. She never forgave him *** ruining her holiday.
20. The passengers are furious *** being kept waiting.

Ex. 2 Fill in the missing particles.

1. «I was really sorry to hear *** your accident.»
2. I’m just going to cross my fingers and hope *** the best.
3. At school I was quite good at arts, but hopeless *** science.
4. He’s a good teacher but inclined to be a bit impatient *** slow learners.
5. We were impressed *** the energy of the orchestra’s playing.
6. I remember when I was a child being very impressed *** how many toys she had.
7. I was horrified to hear *** his death.
8. She is headed *** trouble if she keeps drinking so much.
9. I know it sounds selfish, but what I’m really worried about is what will happen *** me.
10. I’m so grateful *** you for all that you’ve done.
11. He’s good *** running.
12. It was most generous *** you to lend me the money.
13. He seems pathetically grateful *** every little bit of help that’s offered him.
14. «Why do these things always happen *** me?» is a rhetorical question.
15. He headed straight *** the fridge.
16. I’m sincerely grateful *** all the help you’ve given me.
17. She’s very good *** making friends and influencing people.
18. «That was amazingly generous *** you!»
19. This is the first time I’ve heard *** the problem.
20. We used to hear *** him regularly, but he hasn’t been in touch of late.

Ex. 3 Fill in the missing particles.

Choose from the list

in, up with, from, at, by, of, about, to, for, with

1. I wouldn’t like to predict what will happen *** that marriage!
2. Cuckoos are famous *** laying their eggs in the nests of other birds.
3. If you’d let me finish my sentence I’ll explain it *** you.
4. The soldier was reported to his superior officer for failing *** his duties.
5. Residents are fed *** the disturbance caused by the nightclub
6. They’ve always been very friendly *** me.
7. Despite her father’s reassurances she was still frightened *** the dark.
8. She was furious *** our mistake.
9. I was grateful *** her support through my illness.
10. When I last saw them, they were heading *** the sun-kissed shores of Spain.
11. We’re particularly interested to hear *** people who speak two or more European languages.
12. Despite the fact that there was almost no hope *** finding the missing boy, the search party still went on looking.
13. I’m hopeless *** knitting.
14. Be patient *** her — she’s very old and can’t do anything quickly.
15. We were very impressed *** the cleanness of the hotel.

Note: Материал составлен на базе приложения к учебнику Round Up 5 by Virginia Evans с использованием аутентичных словарей.

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