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Transkript Prepositional Phrases (Übungsvideo 1)

Hello. My name is Camilla and I come from England. Welcome to prepositional phrases practice video. Before we start you should know that this film is only in English. So have your dictionaries ready in case of a word you don't understand. Can you remember what prepositional phrases are? The most standard prepositional phrase is formed like this: preposition + noun/pronoun/gerund or clause. For example, "by accident". "By" is the preposition and "accident" is a noun. Quite often, however, the phrases are a little bit more complicated and they are formed like this: preposition + modifier + noun/pronoun/gerund or clause. For example, "at the same time". "At" is the preposition, "the same" is the modifier, and "time" is a noun. And one more thing to remember before we get going with the practice exercises, is that many prepositional phrases in English have an idiomatic use. This means, we use the phrases like "Redewendungen" in our everyday speech. And sometimes they're funny or humorous, but they are very important to the English language. Okay. So let's begin. As you can see here, there are several prepositional phrases that you should know from the teaching video. Can you identify them and fill in the gaps? Okay. How do you get along? Here are the answers: under the weather, by mistake, on edge, in the first place, against all odds, on top of the world, in my opinion, about time, into thin air. For the next exercise, there is a text with gaps, that you should fill in. I'll give you the prepositional phrases, and then you can decide which one is the most appropriate. So here it goes. As I left the house mum said, "You're looking a bit ...., are you sure you can take the exam?" I told her that I would pass .... and probably .... . I was feeling nervous and quite .... though, so maybe that's why I looked ill. An the prepositional phrases are: "on edge", "under the weather", "without a doubt" and "with flying colours". This is what the text should look like: As I left the house mum said, "You're looking a bit under the weather, are you sure you can take the exam?" I told her that I would pass without a doubt and probably with flying colours. I was feeling nervous and quite on edge though, so maybe that's why I looked ill. Did you find that okay? Here's another text in case you want some more practice. I got to the exam hall and I was .... . I didn't feel well but ... was I going to miss the exam. So I took it. ... I didn't do very well and ... I thought I had just passed. However, ...., I got the best mark in my class! And the missing phrases are: "at best", "in a pickle", "in my opinion", "against all odds" and "by no means". Can you fill in the gaps? So, here are the answers. I got to the exam hall and I was in a pickle. I didn't feel well but by no means was I going to miss the exam. So I took it. In my opinion I didn't do very well and at best I thought I had just passed. However, against all odds, I got the best mark in my class! Allright. For the last exercise, I'm giving you four sentences, in which the words have been muddled up. That means you have to decide the right order, in which the words should be written. And of course, every sentence contains a prepositional phrase. Have a look at these sentences and see if you can put them in the right order. And? How did you get on? Here are the sentences in the right order: 1. For crying out loud Amanda! How often have I told you not to do that? 2. Mr. Brown you now have all the information and I can leave you in control. 3. You set off, and I'll be there in a minute. 4. It's the weekend and I feel on top of the world. And, where you able to identify the prespositional phrases? Here they are: "for crying out loud", "in control", "in a minute", "on top of the world". Well done! You made it to the end of the practice video. So, just remember to keep an eye out for all those prepositional phrases, because there are a lot more than the few I mentioned in the video. Okay, take care and I'll see you soon. Byebye.  

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