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CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK 106
1 1
PREPOSITIONS
8 8
Prepositions
Place Time Material Reason Goal
Means Manner
Agent
Position and
Direction
Accompaniment 
1. Read the following passage on New Zealand. 
New Zealand is a Mecca for nature lovers. Throughout most of New Zealand's 
geological history, it was a bird's paradise. The islands were once part of the 
southern super - continent Gondwana from which they broke off around 80 
million years ago before mammals had evolved and spread.
(courtesy : Terra Green Sept 2008 issue 06)
The underlined words express a relationship usually of space or time 
between the words with which they stand. Such 'Positional' words which 
are used before nouns (pre-position) are called ________________________
Did you know?
Prepositions are classified according to their function. 
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CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK 106
1 1
PREPOSITIONS
8 8
Prepositions
Place Time Material Reason Goal
Means Manner
Agent
Position and
Direction
Accompaniment 
1. Read the following passage on New Zealand. 
New Zealand is a Mecca for nature lovers. Throughout most of New Zealand's 
geological history, it was a bird's paradise. The islands were once part of the 
southern super - continent Gondwana from which they broke off around 80 
million years ago before mammals had evolved and spread.
(courtesy : Terra Green Sept 2008 issue 06)
The underlined words express a relationship usually of space or time 
between the words with which they stand. Such 'Positional' words which 
are used before nouns (pre-position) are called ________________________
Did you know?
Prepositions are classified according to their function. 
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
8 8
107
2. Identify the functions of the prepositions in each of these sentences.
3. Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions.
4. Group the prepositions in the box below to indicate their use as 
prepositions of place (P), movement (M) or time (T). There may be more 
than one category for each. 
1. George Washington served as the Commander-in-Chief during the 
American Revolutionary War.
2. The assassin shot the leader with a gun.
3. Pratap bequeathed his property to charity.
4. Manoj was awarded a certificate for his good conduct.
5. The roof is covered with fire-proof sheets.
a) The magician made the girl disappear __________ my own eyes.
b) He climbed ________ the ladder.
c) There is a super market ___________ our house.
d) The train was late  _____________ 3 hrs.
between _________ past ___________ before _____________
along _________ on ___________ until _____________
since _________ behind ___________ beside _____________
up _________ round ___________ out of _____________
among _________ for ___________ at _____________
in front of _________ across ___________ under _____________
after _________ through ___________ during _____________
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CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK 106
1 1
PREPOSITIONS
8 8
Prepositions
Place Time Material Reason Goal
Means Manner
Agent
Position and
Direction
Accompaniment 
1. Read the following passage on New Zealand. 
New Zealand is a Mecca for nature lovers. Throughout most of New Zealand's 
geological history, it was a bird's paradise. The islands were once part of the 
southern super - continent Gondwana from which they broke off around 80 
million years ago before mammals had evolved and spread.
(courtesy : Terra Green Sept 2008 issue 06)
The underlined words express a relationship usually of space or time 
between the words with which they stand. Such 'Positional' words which 
are used before nouns (pre-position) are called ________________________
Did you know?
Prepositions are classified according to their function. 
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
8 8
107
2. Identify the functions of the prepositions in each of these sentences.
3. Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions.
4. Group the prepositions in the box below to indicate their use as 
prepositions of place (P), movement (M) or time (T). There may be more 
than one category for each. 
1. George Washington served as the Commander-in-Chief during the 
American Revolutionary War.
2. The assassin shot the leader with a gun.
3. Pratap bequeathed his property to charity.
4. Manoj was awarded a certificate for his good conduct.
5. The roof is covered with fire-proof sheets.
a) The magician made the girl disappear __________ my own eyes.
b) He climbed ________ the ladder.
c) There is a super market ___________ our house.
d) The train was late  _____________ 3 hrs.
between _________ past ___________ before _____________
along _________ on ___________ until _____________
since _________ behind ___________ beside _____________
up _________ round ___________ out of _____________
among _________ for ___________ at _____________
in front of _________ across ___________ under _____________
after _________ through ___________ during _____________
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
8 8
108
5. A student from a lower class asks you to help her illustrate for her class, 
the use of different prepositions.
6. Picture Dictation
In groups of four, choose one of the following lists of prepositions and 
draw simple pictures to illustrate their meaning.
Time Place Movement
since on through
at in along
until behind across
for beside down
after above round
Work in pairs - Student A and Student B. Student A only - turn to Page 117. 
Keep the picture secret from Student B. Describe exactly what you see to 
Student B, who must draw the picture from the information given. At the 
end, compare the two pictures. Draw your picture in the box below.
Prepositions of Location
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CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK 106
1 1
PREPOSITIONS
8 8
Prepositions
Place Time Material Reason Goal
Means Manner
Agent
Position and
Direction
Accompaniment 
1. Read the following passage on New Zealand. 
New Zealand is a Mecca for nature lovers. Throughout most of New Zealand's 
geological history, it was a bird's paradise. The islands were once part of the 
southern super - continent Gondwana from which they broke off around 80 
million years ago before mammals had evolved and spread.
(courtesy : Terra Green Sept 2008 issue 06)
The underlined words express a relationship usually of space or time 
between the words with which they stand. Such 'Positional' words which 
are used before nouns (pre-position) are called ________________________
Did you know?
Prepositions are classified according to their function. 
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
8 8
107
2. Identify the functions of the prepositions in each of these sentences.
3. Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions.
4. Group the prepositions in the box below to indicate their use as 
prepositions of place (P), movement (M) or time (T). There may be more 
than one category for each. 
1. George Washington served as the Commander-in-Chief during the 
American Revolutionary War.
2. The assassin shot the leader with a gun.
3. Pratap bequeathed his property to charity.
4. Manoj was awarded a certificate for his good conduct.
5. The roof is covered with fire-proof sheets.
a) The magician made the girl disappear __________ my own eyes.
b) He climbed ________ the ladder.
c) There is a super market ___________ our house.
d) The train was late  _____________ 3 hrs.
between _________ past ___________ before _____________
along _________ on ___________ until _____________
since _________ behind ___________ beside _____________
up _________ round ___________ out of _____________
among _________ for ___________ at _____________
in front of _________ across ___________ under _____________
after _________ through ___________ during _____________
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
8 8
108
5. A student from a lower class asks you to help her illustrate for her class, 
the use of different prepositions.
6. Picture Dictation
In groups of four, choose one of the following lists of prepositions and 
draw simple pictures to illustrate their meaning.
Time Place Movement
since on through
at in along
until behind across
for beside down
after above round
Work in pairs - Student A and Student B. Student A only - turn to Page 117. 
Keep the picture secret from Student B. Describe exactly what you see to 
Student B, who must draw the picture from the information given. At the 
end, compare the two pictures. Draw your picture in the box below.
Prepositions of Location
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
8 8
109
e.g. 
In the middle there's a small house. Behind the house there are two hills. Several 
birds are flying over the house…
A man in a red cape and blue tights is flying over a city. On his chest is the letter 
S. Below him a large crowd is pointing up at him.
Imagine a scene from a play, film or TV show you have seen.
Describe  (a) where things and people are, and  (b) any movement. Follow 
the example.
Show your description to your partner. Guess each other's play or film.
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
7. This description is taken from a well-known film. Can you guess which 
one?
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CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK 106
1 1
PREPOSITIONS
8 8
Prepositions
Place Time Material Reason Goal
Means Manner
Agent
Position and
Direction
Accompaniment 
1. Read the following passage on New Zealand. 
New Zealand is a Mecca for nature lovers. Throughout most of New Zealand's 
geological history, it was a bird's paradise. The islands were once part of the 
southern super - continent Gondwana from which they broke off around 80 
million years ago before mammals had evolved and spread.
(courtesy : Terra Green Sept 2008 issue 06)
The underlined words express a relationship usually of space or time 
between the words with which they stand. Such 'Positional' words which 
are used before nouns (pre-position) are called ________________________
Did you know?
Prepositions are classified according to their function. 
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
8 8
107
2. Identify the functions of the prepositions in each of these sentences.
3. Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions.
4. Group the prepositions in the box below to indicate their use as 
prepositions of place (P), movement (M) or time (T). There may be more 
than one category for each. 
1. George Washington served as the Commander-in-Chief during the 
American Revolutionary War.
2. The assassin shot the leader with a gun.
3. Pratap bequeathed his property to charity.
4. Manoj was awarded a certificate for his good conduct.
5. The roof is covered with fire-proof sheets.
a) The magician made the girl disappear __________ my own eyes.
b) He climbed ________ the ladder.
c) There is a super market ___________ our house.
d) The train was late  _____________ 3 hrs.
between _________ past ___________ before _____________
along _________ on ___________ until _____________
since _________ behind ___________ beside _____________
up _________ round ___________ out of _____________
among _________ for ___________ at _____________
in front of _________ across ___________ under _____________
after _________ through ___________ during _____________
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
8 8
108
5. A student from a lower class asks you to help her illustrate for her class, 
the use of different prepositions.
6. Picture Dictation
In groups of four, choose one of the following lists of prepositions and 
draw simple pictures to illustrate their meaning.
Time Place Movement
since on through
at in along
until behind across
for beside down
after above round
Work in pairs - Student A and Student B. Student A only - turn to Page 117. 
Keep the picture secret from Student B. Describe exactly what you see to 
Student B, who must draw the picture from the information given. At the 
end, compare the two pictures. Draw your picture in the box below.
Prepositions of Location
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
8 8
109
e.g. 
In the middle there's a small house. Behind the house there are two hills. Several 
birds are flying over the house…
A man in a red cape and blue tights is flying over a city. On his chest is the letter 
S. Below him a large crowd is pointing up at him.
Imagine a scene from a play, film or TV show you have seen.
Describe  (a) where things and people are, and  (b) any movement. Follow 
the example.
Show your description to your partner. Guess each other's play or film.
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
7. This description is taken from a well-known film. Can you guess which 
one?
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
8 8
110
Key
1. Lalnagar
2. Sarkor
3. Timpur
4. Rampur (Capital)
5. Marwah
6. Chickoor
7. Strange Like
8. Neverest Hills
9. Nafran
10. Lakshmanpur
8 Study the map and the key given below carefully, and complete the 
sentences that follow.
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