Pre-Intermediate Level >> Reading And Writing Materials >> Students read a short passage about Tom's weekend filling in all the prepositions that have been left out. Then they answer a few questions about the text.
Tom's Terrible Weekend
Fill in all the spaces with a preposition. Sometimes, there is no preposition required - just put a 'X' in the space. Then answer the question below the text.
This weekend was a disaster __FOR__ Tom. __ON__ Saturday, he met __X__ a friend in the city centre to have a coffee __AT__ a bar. Tom ordered __X__ an espresso and his friend asked __FOR__ a cappuccino. They talked __ABOUT__ what they wanted to do __ON/FOR__ Saturday evening. Tom said __TO__ his friend that he wanted to go __TO__ a new disco called the Pink Flamingo and Tom's friend Phil agreed __WITH__ him. Phil told __X__ Tom that he would call __X__ two girls he knew to invite them too, paid __FOR__ the coffees and they left __X__ the bar together.
So, __AT__ 9pm Tom went __TO__ the disco and waited __FOR__ his friends. __AFTER__ half an hour, he was worried __ABOUT__ his friends. Lots of people arrived __AT__ the new disco - but not his friend Phil or the girls he knew. So Tom took out his cell phone and wrote a message __TO__ Phil. "Where are you? I am waiting __FOR__ you! I am in front __OF__ the disco." __AFTER__ two minutes, Phil replied __TO__ Tom: "We are opposite __X__ the disco, but we can't see you." Tom wrote back: "OK, we will find each other __AFTER__ a few minutes. Do you think the disco looks nice?" "Yes," replied Phil, "but isn't the Pink Peacock a strange name __FOR__ a disco."
- Did they both drink coffees in the bar? YES.
- Did Tom know the two girls? NO
- Who paid for the coffees? PHIL
- Was the new disco popular or not? YES, IT WAS.
- Did Tom call Phil? NO, HE TEXTED HIM.
- Were they near each other? NO, THEY WERE AT DIFFERENT DISCOS.
- Whose fault was the mix-up?