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Monday 30th November 2020

L.C. To understand and use prepositional phrases.

 

What is a Preposition?

 

A Preposition is a word that tells us where something is is positioned. Preposition are the words such as:

 

Over, by, with, under, 

 

What can a Preposition indicate?

 

A Preposition can indicate time (in the morning), position (in a field), direction (over a fence), mean (he travelled by car) and accompaniment (she came with me).

 

Today we are going to look at a Prepositional Phrases. 

 

 A Prepositional Phrases has a Preposition at it's head followed by a noun/pronoun/noun phrase.

 

Remember that a Phrases does not contain a verb.

 

Together

 

We are going to look at the same text that we looked at on Friday. This time we are going to find the Prepositional Phrases. We will also discuss whether it is followed by a noun/noun phrase or pronoun

 

 

Now this is what you do in the obstacle race, children. Are you listening carefully? First you run towards the bath of jelly, then you jump into it, wade across it and climb out of the bath at the other side. Then you run to the string of sausages, and skip over them twenty seven times. Next you climb up the twenty foot pole, ride carefully along the tightrope on a unicycle, and abseil down the rope at the other end. After that you balance the bowl of tomato soup on top of your head, climb over the live alligator, and creep under the baby elephant, between its back legs. Then all you have to do is run backwards to the finishing line, carrying me. If anyone gets there, they win.

 

Lets check if we were correct

 

Now this is what you do in the obstacle race, children. Are you listening carefully? First you run towards the bath of jelly, then you jump into it, wade across it and climb out of the bath at the other side. Then you run to the string of sausages, and skip over them twenty seven times. Next you climb up the twenty foot pole, ride carefully along the tightrope on a unicycle, and abseil down the rope at the other end. After that you balance the bowl of tomato soup on top of your head, climb over the live alligator, and creep under the baby elephant, between its back legs. Then all you have to do is run backwards to the finishing line, carrying me. If anyone gets there, they win.

 

Task 1

 

Write 3 of your own Prepositional Phrases starting with the following words:

 

in, under, on, up, down, after, before, over

 

Task 2

 

Write down the following sentences then underline the Prepositional Phrases.

 

  • We went snorkelling at Turquoise Bay.
  • At Tunnel Creek we waded through an underground river.
  • We stood in the shallows at Monkey Mia to see the dolphins.
  • At Broome we ate crunchy fish and chips and watched the moon reflected in the mudflats of Roebuck Bay.
  • We flew over the Bungle Bungles in a helicopter without any doors.
  • We hiked between the round red domes of Kata Tjuta.
  • We floated down Katherine Gorge, below towering ochre cliffs.

 

 

Home learners please could you take a photo of your English work and email it to Mr Hindman on Purple Mash.

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