Adj + of
Adj + with
Adj + to
Adj + in
fed up with
Adj + for
Adj + about
good/bad at (skills)
Angry, annoyed, furious
at/ about smth (the cause of this feeling)
with smb (the person who caused the feeling)
about – to feel nervous/worried about smth
for – to be waiting impatiently for something
about – worried about
with – involved in
(also possible: about/by/at)
in – working in/involved in
to – promised to marry
1.Complete the sentences with the correct prepositions.
1) ‘My mom can teach you to make this soup. She’s very good … cooking.’
2) ‘Why are you afraid … the dog? It doesn’t bite, I’m telling you.’
3) ‘I’m so bored … this film. Shall we watch another?’
4) ‘She’ll love this present, she’s fond … reading.’
5) ‘Don’t pay attention to her. She’s just jealous … your luck’.
6) ‘When are you going to stop throwing your socks around?! I’m fed up … it, seriously!’
7) ‘What’s wrong … you?! Stop talking to yourself!’
8) ‘I was shocked … the noise at the concert!’
9) ‘Aren’t you ashamed … what you’ve done?!’
10) ‘You are constantly watching your football! Aren’t you interested … me at all?!’
11) ‘You shouldn’t be rude … her! She’s you sister!’
12) ‘Isn’t it obvious … you? He’s flirting with your girlfriend!’
13) ‘Remember, your success in this company is directly related … your communication skills.’
14) You’ve won!!! I’m so proud … you! ’
15) ‘Why are you so worried … this exam? You’re well-prepared, relax!’
Read these quotes again. Make background stories for them. Think of who could have said this and in which situations.
2.Complete the sentences with the correct prepositions (h/w, Art and culture)
1) Frida Khalo is famous … her self-portraits.
2) Hip-hop music is mostly popular … teenagers.
3) ‘Jane Eyre’ quickly became popular as it was different … traditional novels of those times.
4) Ivan Aivazovsky is well-known … his seascapes.
5) Festivity is very typical … the Spanish culture.
6) Russian literature is often associated … the idea of sacrifice and suffering.
7) Anna Akhmatova’s poetry is full … sentiment.
8) John Fawles’ novels are riddled … allusions.
9) The film ‘Braveheart’ was subject … a lot of criticism for historical inaccuracy.
10) Researchers claim that Ivan Bunin’s literary style is similar … that of Alexander Kuprin.
3.Decide is these sentences are correct or not. Correct the wrong ones.
1) My uncle is very good in drawing.
2) Who is responsible for handling these calls?
3) She’s very confident at her qualifications and skills. She’s going to get this job.
4) I was so impressed at this exhibition that I went there twice.
5) His parents have always been so kind to me that they’ve truly become my second family.
6) My best friend is married with my brother.
7) I don’t think this speech is suitable in the occasion.
8) The whole class was involved at this activity.
9) I’m sure this environment is harmful to you.
10) I’m not accustomed for such celebrations.
11) I’m short in money these days, so I can’t afford it now.
12) You are prone to self-reflection, you should relax more and think less.
13) I’m so excited of the party! I can’t wait!
14) Believe me, you are not guilty at what happened. He’s the one who should be ashamed of his behavior.
15) Tom is addicted with video games.
4.Insert the right preposition (confusing prepositions)
1)a) I’m so sorry … you. You don’t deserve it.
b)I’m sorry … it. I promise it won’t happen again.
2) The trainers are made … Nike … genuine leather.
3) a) The property is available … use.
b) Unfortunately, the devise is currently available only … a small group of people.
4) I’m not angry … you! I’m angry … what happened.
5) a) I’m anxious … the exam.
b) She’s anxious … the party.
5.Name something you are
- fond of
- interested in
- skilled in
- successful in
- afraid of
- good at
- excited about
- worried about
- fed up with
- responsible for
- ashamed of
- bored with
- busy with
- content with
- curious about