Dest B1 Unit 12 Prepositional Phrases and Word Patterns

Study the phrases.
by yourselfalone or without help from anyone else
in common within the same way as someone or something else
in contact withif you are in contact with someone, you regularly meet them or communicate with them
in love withвлюблённый (в кого-л.)
on purposeintentionally; намеренно умышленно
on your ownwithout being helped by anyone or anything/ alone
to be fond ofлюбить кого-л., что-л.
be jealous ofpевновать, завидовать
to be kind to smbа) хорошо относиться к кому-л., хорошо обращаться с кем-л.; б) быть добрым /любезным/ с кем-л
be married toбыть женатым на/быть замужем за
be proud ofгордиться
to admire smb. forвосхищаться кем-л. за что-либо
apologise to sb forизвиняться перед кем-то за что-то
to argue with smb. about smthспорить с кем-л. о чём-л
care aboutзаботиться (о ком-л., о чём-л.)
сhat to smb aboutнепринуждённо разговаривать с кем-либо о чём-либо
аn argument with smb aboutспор с кем-либо о чём-либо
relationship withотношения с кем-л

Exercise 1. Fill in the gaps with necessary prepositions.

  1. You shouldn’t lift that heavy box (all) ___ yourself. Let me help you.
  2. The oboe and the clarinet have got certain features ___ common…
  3. He’s been ___ contact with his lawyer about the situation.
  4. I fell ___ love with him because of his kind nature…
  5. Was it an accident or did David do it ___ purpose?
  6. No one had to tell me; I found out ___ my own.
  7. She was especially fond ___ a little girl named Betsy.
  8. She was jealous ___ his wealth…
  9. They’ve been very kind ___ me.
  10. She is married ___ an Englishman.
  11. Her parents are very proud ___ her.
  12. All those who knew him will admire him ___ his work.
  13. I apologize ____ losing my temper.
  14. He was arguing ___ the King ___ the need to maintain the cavalry at full strength…
  15. The only thing he seems to care ___ is money.
  16. They may sit down at a table to chat ___ a friend.
  17. The children had an argument ___ what game to play.
  18. I have quite a good relationship ___ my parents.

Exercise 2. Translate the words in brackets.

  1. You can’t go home (один) in the dark.
  2. He had very little (общего c)  his sister.
  3. Where can I get (связаться c) you while you are away?
  4. Karen was (влюбилась в) a man who was much older than her.
  5. They think the fire was started (намеренно).
  6. He’s still too weak to stand (самостоятельно).
  7. They can’t survive (без посторонней помощи) in the wilderness.
  8. She is (любит) collecting rare carpets.
  9. Sharon had always been (завидовала) her sister’s long blonde hair.
  10. They were very (добры к) us and let us stay in their house as long as we liked.
  11. Nicole is (замужем за) my brother.
  12. Your family must be very (гордиться) you.
  13. She (восхищалась им за) the way he dealt with the situation.
  14. I must (извиниться перед…за) Isobel my lateness.
  15. They were (спорили о) how to spend the money.
  16. I’m very lucky to have a husband, family and friends who (беспокоятся о) me.
  17. To take Fodor’s nice example, imagine that you are (разговариваешь с) an old friend.
  18. We had (спор о) what we should buy.
  19. Laura had a very close (отношения с) her grandmother


Ex. 1

1 by 2 in 3 in 4 in 5 on 6 on 7 of 8 of 9 to 10 to 11 of 12 for 13 for 14 with/about 15 about  16 about 17 about 18 with

Ex. 2

  1. (all) by yourself
  2. in common with
  3. in contact with
  4. in love with
  5. on purpose
  6. on her own
  7. on their own
  8. fond of
  9. jealous of
  10. kind to
  11. married to
  12. proud of
  13. admires him for
  14. apologise to you for
  15. arguing about
  16. care about
  17. chatting with
  18. аn argument about
  19. relationship with

Add a Comment

Ваш адрес email не будет опубликован. Обязательные поля помечены *