FCE emails and letters prepositions pairwork

Student A 

Choose one of the sections below and read out the most difficult to guess question as it is written with the preposition missing. Your partner can guess just once what the missing word is. If they are wrong, read out another example from the same section for them to guess what preposition is missing from both sentences. If you run out of examples before they guess correctly, give hints and/ or try to make up your own.

About

Could you give some information ___________ the office I will be working in?

I also had a few questions _______ the pay and conditions of the job.

I’m writing to you _______________ a daytrip I took on one of your buses when I was in England the week before last.

What _______ you? How were your summer hols?

After

I was so excited to hear from you ____________ such a long time.

See you the week ____________ next.

As

Please get back to me ______ soon as you can.

_______________ for your second question, about travelling around, I would recommend trains rather than buses.

At

Are you free to meet _________ nine o’clock?

I am available for interview or employment _________ any time.

If you need any further details, please feel free to contact me _______ any time

It was great to meet you _________ the conference last week.

For

I am available ______________ interview or employment from the beginning of March.

I am writing to apply _____ the post of summer camp assistant that was advertised in the New York Times earlier this week.

I’m sorry I haven’t written __________ so long.

Please see the attached CV _______ further details.

Thanks _______ your letter/ email/ fax/ phone call last week.

From

I look forward to hearing ___________ you soon.

It was so nice to hear _____________ you.

Please say Hi to John _____________ me.

In

I am particularly interested __________ this job because it will help me build on my already substantial experience in the field of customer service.

I am writing to apply for the job of temporary interpreter which was advertised ______ the North Norfolk Post this morning.

I’m writing to you ______ connection with your mobile phone model HY7779.

Keep ______ touch!

See you _________ three weeks.

Sorry I haven’t been ______ touch.

___________ answer to your question about getting a visa, it’s easier than you imagine.

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FCE emails and letters prepositions pairwork

Student B

Choose one of the sections below and read out the most difficult to guess question as it is written with the preposition missing. Your partner can guess just once what the missing word is. If they are wrong, read out another example from the same section for them to guess what preposition is missing from both sentences. If you run out of examples before they guess correctly, give hints and/ or try to make up your own.

Of

First _________ all, I have some questions about the actual lessons.

Lots ______ love

On

I am writing to apply for the position of language school reception staff which is advertised ______ your website.

See you _____ the 26th.

See you _______ Monday.

Thanks for a lovely meal __________ Saturday.

Since

Sorry it’s been so long _____________ I last wrote.

It seems so long ___________ we last met.

To

Give my love/ regards _____ John.

I am writing __________ apply for the position of intern which was advertised in the Guardian yesterday.

I can’t wait _____ receive your next letter!

I have to get back ___________ work, but I’ll write again soon.

I hope we get the chance __________ meet soon.

I look forward ___________ seeing you again soon.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate _________ contact me.

In reply ______ your questions on accommodation, I’d recommend a host family rather than a hostel.

It was great ______ see you again yesterday.

It was so nice _________ hear from you.

I’m writing ______ you in connection with my stay at your hotel last month.

With reference _____ your letter dated 12 January 2008,…

With

Unfortunately, I wasn’t satisfied ____________ the service that I received.

I’m writing to you in connection ______ a laptop computer which I purchased last week.

Write again soon ______________ more news.

No preposition

See you __________ next week.

I had such a nice time when I visited you ___________ last year.

I’ve been so busy ____________ this year, but I finally found time to put pen to paper.

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