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Level: Intermediate

1. Tom is sitting ... his armchair. Margaret, ... the blue stool. Mary, ... the table. She is doing her homework. Someone is ... the door, as the bell has just rung.

on, on, at, at
in, on, at, at
on, on, on, on
in, on, on, in
in, in, in, in

2. Our son was born ... 18th March ... six am. When we took him ... home, everybody ... the family was jumping ... joy, and wanted to take him ... their arms.

on, at, -, in, with, with
on, at, to, in, with, in
in, at, -, in, for, with
on, at, -, in, for, in
in, at, to, in, with, in

3. Would you like to live ... a desert island? You would wake up early ... the morning, and be surrounded ... animals and plants. You would not hear anything ... corruption, or be affected ... any financial crisis.

on, in, with, about, with
on, on, with, of, with
in, in, with, of, with
in, in, with, about, with
on, in, by, about, by

4. Some powerful people are said to be ... suspicion. Even if all evidence is ... them, they will never be convicted. They have lobbies ... them, and they are ... the masses.

beyond, against, in favour of, in control of
in, against, for, in control of
out of, with, for, in control of
without, with, in favour of, in control with
among, against, in favour of, in control with

5. This train is very slow because it stops ... every town, and we must be ... the reception ... good time, so let's go ... a taxi.

in, in, in, by
in, in, in, on
at, at, in, in
at, at, on, on
at, at, in, by

6. We will have to climb ... that wall, run ... a field, swim ... the river and go ... a tunnel.

over, across, through, through
over, over, over, over
across, across, across, across
over, across, across, through
above, in, on, over

7. Please do not behave like that ... my parents. I told them that you are ... me, that you will never leave me ... the lurch, that you will always be there ... me. Do not make them be disappointed ... you, please.

in front of, against, on, for, in
before, with, in, with, with
before, for, in, with, with
before, for, in, for, with
in front of, with, in, for, in

8. Have you ever been ... Portugal?
No, I haven't, but I want to buy a house ... the sea there. My wife is ... Portugal, and she will be delighted ... the idea.

in, by, from, with
in, near, from, by
to, by, from, at
to, next, from, with
in, in, in, with

9. My sister is ... Ann and Martha, that is, she is the woman ... blue ... the middle.

between, in, in
among, with, in
between, with, in
among, in, of
between, in, of

10. I haven't seen him ... ages, ... a long time, ... last year? Is he living ... London yet?

for, for, for, in
for, for, since, in
since, since, since, in
for, since, since, in
at, for, since, near


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