Prepositions of place, 1

Prepositions of place, 1

In, on and at


in the phone box
in the kitchen
work in the garden
swim in the pool

in a street (GB)
in Shirley Road


sit on the floor
work on the pavement
a number on the door

on a street (US)
on Fifth Avenue

on a road or river
a village on this road
Paris is on the Seine
on a floor (1-st, 2-nd, etc.)
on the first floor


sit at my dwesk
wait at the bus stop
at the crossroad
wait at the traffic lights

at a house/an address
at Mike’s (house)
at 65 Shirley Road

at a place on a journey
does this train stop at York
at an event
at the party



There are 400 seats in the cinema.
It was raining, so we waited in the cafe.
We use in when we mean inside a building.


I was at the cinema. (= watching a film)
We were at the cafe. (= having coffee)
But we normally use at when we are talking about what there happens.



in prison/hospital
in the lesson
in a book/newspaper
in the photo/picture
in the country
in the middle
in the back/front of a car
in a queue/line/row


on the platform
on the farm
on the page/map
on the screen
on the Internet
on the island/beach/coast
drive on the right/left
on the back of the envelope


at the station/airport
at home/work/school
at the seaside
at the top/bottom of a hill
at the back of the room
at the end of the corridor

We spent the whole holiday on the beach.
I read the festival in a magazine.
My parents’ flat is on the twenty-first floor.
I’ll meet you at the airport.

Проверочный тест 1. ОГЭ

Проверочный тест 1. ОГЭ




Задание 9
Вы про­во­ди­те ин­фор­ма­ци­он­ный поиск в ходе вы­пол­не­ния про­ект­ной ра­бо­ты. Опре­де­ли­те, в каком из тек­стов A–F со­дер­жат­ся от­ве­ты на ин­те­ре­су­ю­щие Вас во­про­сы 1–7. Один из во­про­сов оста­нет­ся без от­ве­та. За­не­си­те Ваши от­ве­ты в таб­ли­цу.

1. Where did the first coffeehouse appear?
2. Where was coffee first found?
3. Where were the first coffee berries cultivated?
4. Who adapted coffee as a national drink in 1776?
5. What are the ways of making coffee?
6. What happens if one drinks coffee slowly and how can it cause some experiments?
7. What made the first European coffeehouses so popular?

A. Coffee was first found in Eastern Africa in the area we know today as Ethiopia. A popular legend says that one day a man called Kaldi was watching his goats eating grass and leaves. He noticed that after eating berries from a certain bush the goats became very active. Curious, Kaldi tried the berries himself. He found that these berries gave him additional energy. The story quickly spread throughout the region.

B. The first coffee berries were transported from Ethiopia to Arabian countries and then they were cultivated in Yemen. From there, coffee travelled to Turkey where coffee beans were roasted for the first time over open fires. The roasted beans were crushed and then boiled in water, creating the drink we enjoy today. Finally, in the seventeenth century coffee arrived in France, Britain and Italy.

C. The first coffeehouses opened in Mecca and quickly became popular centres of social and political activity. The government believed that coffee stimulated radical thinking, and the governor even thought it might unite his opposition. As a result, coffee was forbidden in Mecca. The same thing happened in Turkey a century later, when coffee drinkers were severely punished.

D. They say, in 1776 the thirteen American colonies adopted coffee as their national drink instead of tea. When the British tried to raise the tax on tea, Americans refused to buy it and switched to coffee. In fact, by drinking coffee Americans demonstrated their political views and their dislike for the British — the famous tea-lovers.

E. The Italians drink their espresso with sugar, the Germans and Swiss add an equal part of hot chocolate, the Mexicans prefer it with cinnamon, and the Belgians — with chocolate. Coffee drinkers in the Middle East usually add cardamom and spices. The Egyptians, on the other hand, are extremely fond of pure, strong coffee. They add neither milk nor cream.

F. When the first European coffeehouses opened, they quickly grew into places where people played chess, exchanged gossip, sang and danced. Coffeehouses were very popular because anyone could go and enjoy a cup of the drink. The price of a cup of coffee was reasonable. European coffee houses became meeting points for intellectuals, writers and businessmen.





Оценка навыка говорения
Задание 1 Ответы на вопросы
Ответьте на вопросы из списка, дайте развернутый ответ, состоящий из 2-3 предложений.

What would you prefer going to the theater or watching film at home? Why?
What would you recommend to your friends who wants to make the free time more interesting ?
How many lessons do you usually have?
What subject do you find the most difficult?
What is your favourite week day? Why do you like it?

Задание 2 Постановка вопросов

Study the advertisement.

You are considering going to the karaoke bar and now you’d like to get more information. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask five direct questions to find out about the following:

opening hours
entrance fee
styles of music played
discounts for students
You have 20 seconds to ask each question.