Talking about your job Prepositions practice games

Work in teams. Start from the first sentence below. Each team can answer as many questions as they like, but if they make a mistake their score for that turn goes back down to zero, so if you are not sure about an answer you might want to stop and let play pass to the other team.
Prepositions with “work”
I work ________________ a food wholesaler
I work ________________ Microsoft.
I work ________________ a sales rep
I am working ______________ a project to produce a new product for next year.
We work ___________ the fashion business.
I work ________________ the 23rd floor
I work ___________________ Tokyo
I work ________________ a large, comfortable office
I work __________________ the company’s Japanese subsidiary
I work __________ my computer ________ 6 or 7 hours a day.
I work _________ about 11 hours a day.
I work __________________ 10 and 12 hours a day.
I work _____________ people from the HR and R&D departments

Prepositions of position
Our head office is ________________ Norway.
We are the biggest manufacturer of sausages ________ the world.
Our HQ is __________ the city centre, about 25 kms ___________ the airport.
I meet my clients _____________ their offices
I’m rarely ______ my desk.

Prepositions of time
I usually start work _________________ 9 a.m.
I hardly ever work _________________ Sundays
I have lots of meetings __________ the morning.
I have been working here ____________ 15 years.
I hope I will be promoted ____________ two or three years.

Prepositions of movement
We import meat products _____________ China
We export farm produce ________________ South East Asia and the Pacific Region.
We deliver our products ____________ ship and air freight.
I report _______ the Head of Sales.

Others
I have a good relationship _____________ my boss
We have more ___________ 20,000 employees.
I’m responsible ________ finding new markets or products for the company.
I’m ___________ charge of the sales team.
I manage a team ______________ 5 people.
I have to negotiate _____________ suppliers.
I often speak to clients ___________ the phone.

Find the similarities are general rules in the examples above.

Match the answers above with the questions below (more than one answer might be possible each time and not all of the answers match with questions)
What’s your job? / What do you do?
What are you working on at the moment?
Where do you work?
What is your workplace like?/ What kind of place do you work in?
What does your company do?
Who do you work for?
What kind of company do you work for?
Where is your head office?
What is your usual weekly schedule?
What are your main duties/ responsibilities?
How long have you been working for your company?
What are your career plans?/ What are your ambitions?/ How do you see your career developing?
Who is your boss/ direct boss/ line manager?
How do you see your career developing in the future?

Ask and answer the questions above in pairs

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Talking about your job and company first class
Worksheet 3- Prepositions practice game pairwork version
Student A
Choose one of the prepositions below and choose the most difficult one for the other team to guess from. Give them more and more hints for the same preposition until they get the right answer.

In
Our HQ is __________ the city centre.
Our factory is _________ the suburbs.
I have lots of meetings __________ the morning.
I hope I will be promoted ____________ two or three years.
I’m ___________ charge of the sales team.

For
I work ________________ a food wholesaler
I work ________________ Microsoft.
I work _________ about 11 hours a day.
I have been working here ____________ 15 years.
I’m responsible ________ finding new markets or products for the company.

From
Our HQ is about 25 kms ___________ the airport.
We import meat products _____________ China

At
I meet my clients _____________ their offices
I’m rarely ______ my desk.

As
I work ________________ a sales rep

By
We deliver our products ____________ ship and air freight.

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Talking about your job and company first class
Worksheet 3- Prepositions practice game pairwork version- Student B
Choose one of the prepositions below and choose the most difficult one for the other team to guess from. Give them more and more hints for the same preposition until they get the right answer.
On
I am working ______________ a project to produce a new product for next year.
I work ________________ the 23rd floor
I work __________ my computer for most of the working day.
I hardly ever work _________________ Sundays
I often speak to clients ___________ the phone.

In
We work ___________ the fashion business.
I work ___________________ Tokyo
I work ________________ a large, comfortable office
Our head office is ________________ Norway.

With
I work _____________ people from the HR and R&D departments
I have a good relationship _____________ my boss
I have to negotiate _____________ suppliers.

Of
We are the biggest manufacturer of sausages ________ the world.
I manage a team ______________ 5 people.

To
We export farm produce ________________ South East Asia and the Pacific Region.
I report _______ the Head of Sales.

Between
I work __________________ 10 and 12 hours a day.

Than
We have more ___________ 20,000 employees.

Match the answers on the Student A and Student B sheets to the questions below (more than one answer might be possible each time and not all of the answers match with questions)

What’s your job? / What do you do?
What are you working on at the moment?
Where do you work?
What is your workplace like?/ What kind of place do you work in?
What does your company do?
Who do you work for?
What kind of company do you work for?
Where is your head office?
What is your usual weekly schedule?
What are your main duties/ responsibilities?
How long have you been working for your company?
What are your career plans?/ What are your ambitions?/ How do you see your career developing?
Who is your boss/ direct boss/ line manager?

Ask and answer the questions above in pairs

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PDF version for easy saving and printing: Talking about your job and company Prepositions practice game

2 Responses to Talking about your job Prepositions practice games

  1. Tracy says:

    This is amazing! I have been looking at how I can incorporate exercises within a business context. Great! Thank you so much!

  2. Moira Elliott says:

    This is SUPERB! THANK YOU so much

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