Lesson 1 activities (hands on)

It depends on the situation

Activity 1

Read the following sentences. Do you agree with them? Talk to one of your colleagues and find out whether they share the same opinion as you.

  1. I’m concerned the government is not always able to provide people with good quality social services.
  2. Non-native speakers usually have difficulty in understanding some collocations.
  3. I’m sometimes anxious about speaking in public.

Activity 2

Based on the sentences from the previous activity, answer the following questions.

Activity 3

Choose 3 words from each category (verb, noun and adjective) from the table below.

blame (sb/sth) attention available
focus belief delighted
object capacity different
persist information good/bad
suffer problem prejudiced
warn (sb) reputation suited

Go to Linggle and search for the prepositions that follow each word you have chosen. To find the preposition for each word, you will need to type the word + prep. in the search box. Use the frequency information to help you choose which is correct – you can also click each result for more examples.

Activity 4

Activity 5

Discuss the following questions with your classmates.

  • In this lesson, were you able to learn more about prepositions? If so, what did you learn?
  • Did consulting a corpora tool, such as Linggle help you better understand how to use different prepositions?
  • What was it like to use Linggle?
  • Do you think you can use this tool to check other aspects of language?