Dec 25, 2016

UNIT 131 • Verb + preposition (1) at and to

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  • Complete the sentences. Choose one of the following verbs (in the correct form) + the correct preposition:

    explain       ○      invite       ○      laugh       ○      listen       ○      point       ○      glance       ○      speak       ○      throw stones       ○      throw       ○      write
    • I look stupid with this haircut. Everybody will me.
      I don’t understand what this means. Can you me?
      I my watch to see what the time was.
      We’ve been the party but unfortunately we can’t go.
      Please me! I’ve got something important to tell you.
      Don’t the birds! It’s cruel.
      If you don’t want to eat that sandwich, the birds. They’ll eat it.
      Sally and Kevin had an argument and now they’re not one another.
      I Joanna last week but she hasn’t replied to my letter yet.
      Be careful with those scissors! Don’t me!

    • Complete the sentences using ‘to’ or ‘at’.
      • They only invited a few people  . . . 
        to
        their wedding.
        • to
        • at

      • Look  . . . 
        at
        these flowers. Aren’t they pretty?
        • to
        • at

      • Please don’t shout  . . . 
        at
        me! Be nice to me!
        • to
        • at

      • I saw Sue as I was cycling along the road. I shouted  . . . 
        to
        her but she didn’t hear me.
        • to
        • at

      • Don’t listen  . . . 
        to
        what he says. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
        • to
        • at

      • Can I speak  . . . 
        to
        you for a moment? There’s something I want to ask you.
        • to
        • at

      • Do you think I could have a look  . . . 
        at
        your newspaper, please?
        • to
        • at

      • I’m a bit lonely. I need somebody to talk  . . . 
        to
        .
        • to
        • at

      • She was so angry she threw a chair  . . . 
        at
        me.
        • to
        • at

      • The woman sitting opposite me on the train kept staring  . . . 
        at
        me.
        • to
        • at

    • You ask somebody to explain some things that you don’t understand. Write sentences using ‘explain (something) to me’ or ‘explain to me’ (‘how …’, ‘what …’ etc.).
      • I don’t understand this word.
        Can you explain

        • I don’t understand what you mean.
          Can you

          • I don’t understand this question.
            Can you

            • I don’t understand the system.
              Can

              • I don’t understand how this machine works.
                Can

                • I don’t understand what your problem is.
                  Can

                • Complete the sentences using ‘to’ where necessary.
                  • I know who she is but I’ve never spoken  . . . 
                    to her
                    .
                    • her
                    • to her

                  • George won’t be able to help you, so there’s no point in asking  . . . 
                    him
                    .
                    • him
                    • to him

                  • I like to listen  . . . 
                    to the radio
                    while I’m having breakfast.
                    • the radio
                    • to the radio

                  • We’d better phone  . . . 
                    the restaurant
                    to reserve a table.
                    • the restaurant
                    • to the restaurant

                  • I apologized  . . . 
                    to Bridget
                    for the misunderstanding.
                    • Bridget
                    • to Bridget

                  • Don’t forget to write  . . . 
                    to me
                    while you’re away.
                    • me
                    • to me

                  • I thanked  . . . 
                    everybody
                    for all the help they had given me.
                    • everybody
                    • to everybody

                  • I explained  . . . 
                    to everybody
                    what they had to do.
                    • everybody
                    • to everybody

                  • Mike described  . . . 
                    to me
                    how the accident happened.
                    • me
                    • to me

                  • I’d like to ask  . . . 
                    you
                    some questions.
                    • you
                    • to you

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