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 We often use adjectives with verbs like be, become, get, look, feel and seem.

We can use these adjectives alone or followed by a prepositional phrase.


I was terrified. That film was scary.
I’m terrified of flying. I hate it!
 Some adjectives are always followed by the same preposition.
Are you fond of classical music?
 Other adjectives can be followed by different prepositions.
My father was furious about my exam results. (a thing )
My mother was furious with him for shouting. a person )

Complete the sentences with the right Complete the text with the correct
prepositions. prepositions.

1) Eating fresh fruit and vegetables is important I didn’t use to be good 1 ________ sports, but last year
_________ your health. I became interested 2 _________ them after seeing a
2) Be brave in life. Don’t be afraid __________ saying poster for the volleyball team. At first I was afraid
what you think. 3 __________ not being good enough, but after a few
3) I’m quite bad _________ remembering people’s training sessions, I was amazed 4 _________ how much
name. progress I was making. Our team managed to play in
4) I felt ashamed ___________ myself the day I stole a the regional finals. My friends and family were proud
bar of chocolate. 5 __________ our performance, although we didn’t win.
5) My mother gets angry _________ me when I don’t Before the game, I was terrified 6 ________ playing in
do the washing-up. front of so many people, but once the game started, I
6) Elder people often say that teenagers are rude relaxed. Now I as especially keen 7 _________ volleyball
___________ them. and fond _________ several other sports.
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7) You shouldn’t be disappointed ________ your mark


– it’s really very good.
8) Angela is excited __________ going on holiday next Complete the text with the correct
month. prepositions.
9) Pete was furious ______ his brother because he
took his bicycle without permission. Are you crazy 1 __________ music? Are you keen
10) I can’t understand people who are cruel ________ 2 __________ home videos? Well, there are lots of
animals. interesting video clips online. Some are amusing and
11) Our teacher is satisfied __________ our progress. some are silly! People’s home videos are popular too,
12) As managing director, she is responsible _________ especially pets doing funny things. So if you’re good
the whole of this factory. 3 ___________ making home videos or you feel proud
13) Liverpool is famous _________ being the home of 4 __________ a video you made and want to share it,
the Beatles. put it online. And when you’re bored 5 ___________
14) Bob seems quite serious _________ his plans to video clips and tired 6 ________ watching people doing
study medicine. silly things, just switch off your computer and do
15) My jacket is similar __________ Ann’s, but it’s a something different!
different colour.
16) He’s really great _________ maths. Why don’t you
ask her to help you?
17) Sandy loves acting. She’s involved __________
several drama clubs.
18) My parents weren’t very pleased _________ at my
work in the English test.
 We often use adjectives with verbs like be, become, get, look, feel and seem.
We can use these adjectives alone or followed by a prepositional phrase.
I was terrified. That film was scary.
I’m terrified of flying. I hate it!
 Some adjectives are always followed by the same preposition.
Are you fond of classical music?
 Other adjectives can be followed by different prepositions.
My father was furious about my exam results. (a thing )
My mother was furious with him for shouting. a person )

Complete the sentences with the right Complete the text with the correct
prepositions. prepositions.

1) Eating fresh fruit and vegetables is important I didn’t use to be good 1 __at____ sports, but last year
__for____ your health. I became interested 2 __in_____ them after seeing a
2) Be brave in life. Don’t be afraid __of______ saying poster for the volleyball team. At first I was afraid
what you think.
3 __of______ not being good enough, but after a few
3) I’m quite bad __at_____ remembering people’s training sessions, I was amazed 4 ___at____ how much
name. progress I was making. Our team managed to play in
4) I felt ashamed ___of______ myself the day I stole the regional finals. My friends and family were proud
a bar of chocolate.
5 ___of_____ our performance, although we didn’t win.
5) My mother gets angry ___at____ me when I don’t Before the game, I was terrified 6 ___of___ playing in
do the washing-up. front of so many people, but once the game started, I
6) Elder people often say that teenagers are rude relaxed. Now I as especially keen 7 ___on____ volleyball
____to_____ them. and fond 8 ___of____ several other sports.
7) You shouldn’t be disappointed __with__ your
mark – it’s really very good.
8) Angela is excited __about___ going on holiday
Complete the text with the correct
next month. prepositions.
9) Pete was furious _with_ his brother because he
took his bicycle without permission.
Are you crazy 1 __at______ music? Are you keen
10) I can’t understand people who are cruel __to____ 2 ____on____ home videos? Well, there are lots of
animals.
interesting video clips online. Some are amusing and
11) Our teacher is satisfied __with____ our progress.
some are silly! People’s home videos are popular too,
12) As managing director, she is responsible ___for___
especially pets doing funny things. So if you’re good
the whole of this factory. 3 ___at______ making home videos or you feel proud
13) Liverpool is famous ___for___ being the home of 4 ___of_____ a video you made and want to share it,
the Beatles.
put it online. And when you’re bored 5 __with_____
14) Bob seems quite serious __about__ his plans to
video clips and tired __of____ watching people doing
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study medicine.
silly things, just switch off your computer and do
15) My jacket is similar ____to____ Ann’s, but it’s a
something different!
different colour.
16) He’s really great __at_____ maths. Why don’t you
ask her to help you?
17) Sandy loves acting. She’s involved ____in____
several drama clubs.
18) My parents weren’t very pleased ___to____ at my
work in the English test.