Prepositions of Time | Esercizio Inglese

Prepositions are always a bit of a struggle when learning a language, especially since they tend to differ from one language to another.

How are your prepositions in English? Today’s blog takes on the infamous prepositions of time, which can be split into 3 simple all-encompassing prepositions: in, on and at. Is this topic completely new to you? Have no fear! Scrambled Eggs English School in Milan has a team of Native English Speakers to accommodate your every need.

So, which preposition is used for which time?

We use in for non-specific times such as months, years, decades and long periods of time. For example “in January,” “in 2009” and “in the future.”

We use on for specific days and dates, such as days of the week, days of the year and dates. For example “on Monday,” “on January 21st” and “on New Year’s Eve.”

Finally, we use at for the time, holidays and festivals as well as specific timeframes. For example “at 7:00 p.m.,” “at Christmas” and “at sunrise.”

For more information, have a look at the below graphic about this very topic:

Have you got it? Do you think you’re ready to put your knowledge to the test? Well, you’re in luck; we’ve prepared an exercise just for you!

Prepositions of Time

Type the correct preposition in the gap.

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Comparative Fashion | Esercizio Ascolto Inglese

Today’s online mini-lesson by Scrambled Eggs English School in Milan is on how to use the comparative when talking about fashion!

Milan is recognised worldwide as the fashion capital! So, the Team have put together a fashion-based audio with lots of related vocabulary. We have also incorporated the comparative so that you can learn how to compare styles and trends when talking about clothes and fashion.

We use the comparative when we compare two nouns. The comparative forms in different ways:

  • If the adjective is a short adjective, one syllable, we simply add ‘-er’ to the end of the adjective. NB Some words require a spelling change, the last constant doubles up, for example big becomes bigger.
  • If the adjective ends in ‘y’, we first change the ‘y’ to an ‘i’ and then also add ‘-er’ to the end of the adjective.
  • If the adjective is a long adjective, two syllables or more, we put ‘more’ in front of the adjective.

Now, are you ready to put your English listening skills to test the test? Listen to the audio below and see if you can hear all the comparatives!

How many did you hear? Listen again and try our gap-fill exercise below.

Comparative Fashion | Fill in the Blank English Quiz

Test your English listening knowledge with the following exercise!

After you have completed the gap-fill exercise, try out this true/false quiz:

Comparative Fashion | True/False English Quiz

Listen to the audio again and select whether the following statements are true or false.

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Before/After | English Grammar Exercise

Today’s online mini-grammar lesson by Scrambled Eggs English School, Milan is on Before and After.

Before and after are used to indicate the order of events in the past or future.

Before means ‘earlier than’ and is used to explain what will happen before something else occurs in the future, whereas after means ‘later than’ and is used to explain what you will do after something else occurs.

When before/after is followed directly by a verb, the verb always takes the gerund form.

Are you ready to put your newfound knowledge to test? Why don’t you take our quiz!

Before/After

Transform the sentences to use either before or after. There are two correct answers for each question.

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