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."

  1. Did they both drink coffees in the bar? YES.
  2. Did Tom know the two girls? NO
  3. Who paid for the coffees? PHIL
  4. Was the new disco popular or not? YES, IT WAS.
  5. Did Tom call Phil? NO, HE TEXTED HIM.
  6. Were they near each other? NO, THEY WERE AT DIFFERENT DISCOS.
  7. Whose fault was the mix-up? Premium

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