Business English prepositions pairwork game

Market Leader Pre-Intermediate New Edition Unit 2

Student A

Try to guess the missing prepositions below. One preposition fills the gaps of all the sentences in one section.

1

Let’s talk ____________ the time for setting up the website.

How _______ paying me half when I start the work?

Be very clear _____________ the price of products

2

We would like it _____________ a month’s time

We’d like half the money __________ advance.

We offer a discount to customers who buy _______ bulk.

___________ order to get a full refund, customers must send back goods _____ the original packaging.

3

They are now ready ____________ negotiate.

They key ___________ our success is that we treat the customer as a single individual.

The prices that we show on the website are identical _______ the prices in the store.

You can return that item _________ a store.

4

At Kelkoo, a shopper can compare prices ________ any product.

Customers will sometimes order _______ the telephone.

What our customers want depends ________ the product.

Some people buy something _____ that day.

5

Our priority is to have the website up and running as soon ________ possible

That could be all right I suppose, as long ________ I get some money ahead of time.

Items such ___________ televisions and DVD players become more common purchases.

Retailers should probably try to integrate the two as much ________ possible.

6

Customers will sometimes go into stores to pick _________ goods.

You can call ____________ a call centre and enquire about your order.

Check your answers overleaf.


About

Let’s talk ____________ the time for setting up the website.

How _______ paying me half when I start the work?

Be very clear _____________ the price of products

In

We would like it _____________ a month’s time

We’d like half the money __________ advance.

We offer a discount to customers who buy _______ bulk.

___________ order to get a full refund, customers must send back goods _____ the original packaging.

To

They are now ready ____________ negotiate.

They key ___________ our success is that we treat the customer as a single individual.

The prices that we show on the website are identical _______ the prices in the store.

You can return that item _________ a store.

On

At Kelkoo, a shopper can compare prices ________ any product.

Customers will sometimes order _______ the telephone.

What our customers want depends ________ the product.

Some people buy something _____ that day.

As

Our priority is to have the website up and running as soon ________ possible

That could be all right I suppose, as long ________ I get some money ahead of time.

Items such ___________ televisions and DVD players become more common purchases.

Retailers should probably try to integrate the two as much ________ possible.

Up

Customers will sometimes go into stores to pick _________ goods.

You can call ____________ a call centre and enquire about your order.

 

Change partners so you are working with someone who has a different worksheet. Test them on the prepositions on your sheet, giving them more examples from the same section until they guess correctly. You get one point for each wrong guess, so choose the most difficult first.

 

Why is each preposition used? What words do each one collocate with?

 

Find similar prepositions from Unit 5 to test other groups with.

 

Do the same with a/ an/ the/ some/ any with phrases and sentences from U2.

 

Test each other with missing prepositions and articles in negotiations.
Business English prepositions pairwork game

Market Leader Pre-Intermediate New Edition Unit 2

Student B

Try to guess the missing prepositions below. One preposition fills the gaps of all the sentences in one section.

1

Goods are kept _________ our warehouse until they are ready for delivery.

_________ addition, it also makes it easier for consumers to compare prices.

This creates a dilemma for retailers who sell products both online and ____________ shops.

We serve those customers __________ the most appropriate way.

2

I was hoping __________ have two months to do the job.

If I finish in one month, will you agree ________ reduce the number of pages

It wants to appeal ____________ a wider range.

It offers cheap flights _____________ a small range of destinations.

3

That’s the normal fee ___________ the job

We’d prefer to pay you a fixed amount ________ the work

Some businesses, _____ example, have set up their operation to allow customers to shop online.

Customers use websites ___________ lots of different reasons.

4

Products and services offered _________ a large discount are generally a bargain.

Consumers become better _________ surfing the internet.

We need to understand what customers need _________ any one time.

5

Being very clear ________ the customer about what the delivery options are.

Customers online behave very similarly ___________ customers on the high street.

A site that’s easy ________ navigate.

If you can get those key things right, then customers will keep coming back _______ you.

6

We must have delivery _________ the end of next week.

How do you run these two business side __________ side?

Check your answers overleaf.

In

Goods are kept _________ our warehouse until they are ready for delivery.

_________ addition, it also makes it easier for consumers to compare prices.

This creates a dilemma for retailers who sell products both online and ____________ shops.

We serve those customers __________ the most appropriate way.

To

I was hoping __________ have two months to do the job.

If I finish in one month, will you agree ________ reduce the number of pages

It wants to appeal ____________ a wider range.

It offers cheap flights _____________ a small range of destinations.

For

That’s the normal fee ___________ the job

We’d prefer to pay you a fixed amount ________ the work

Some businesses, _____ example, have set up their operation to allow customers to shop online.

Customers use websites ___________ lots of different reasons.

At

Products and services offered _________ a large discount are generally a bargain.

Consumers become better _________ surfing the internet.

We need to understand what customers need _________ any one time.

To

Being very clear ________ the customer about what the delivery options are.

Customers online behave very similarly ___________ customers on the high street.

A site that’s easy ________ navigate.

If you can get those key things right, then customers will keep coming back _______ you.

By

We must have delivery _________ the end of next week.

How do you run these two business side __________ side?

Change partners so you are working with someone who has a different worksheet. Test them on the prepositions on your sheet, giving them more examples from the same section until they guess correctly. You get one point for each wrong guess, so choose the most difficult first.

 

Why is each preposition used? What words do each one collocate with?

 

Find similar prepositions from Unit 5 to test other groups with.

 

Do the same with a/ an/ the/ some/ any with phrases and sentences from U2.

Test each other with missing prepositions and articles in negotiations.

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