Prepositions of place

You will study Prepositions of place.


Prepositions of place

The Metropolitan museum of art

Instructions: Read the text. Look at the underlined words.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) is located in New York City. It is the largest art museum in the United States, and it is among the most visited art museums in the world. Its permanent collection contains over two million art works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments. The main building, on the Eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan’s Museum Mile, is by area one of the world’s largest art galleries. A much smaller second location, The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, contains an extensive collection of art, architecture, and artifacts from Medieval Europe.

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Getting started: Permanent collection

Instructions: Read the text and do the activity suggested.

The permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art consists of works of art from classical antiquity and ancient Egypt, painting and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. This museum maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanian, Byzantine, Indian and Islamic art. The museum is home to encyclopedic collections of musical, costumes and accessories, as well as antique weapons and armor from around the world. Several notable interiors, ranging from first-century Rome through modern American design, are installed in its galleries.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved and adapted October, 2016 from

Instructions: Match the columns according to the text.

1. The permanent collection consists of

2. There are also paintings and sculptures

3. You can also admire

4. The place has

5. Weapons and armor from

work art from Africa, Asia and Oceania.
around the world are found here.
encyclopedic collections
from many European masters.
works from Rome and Greece.

Prepositions of place

Let’s learn about Prepositions of place.

Instructions: Look at the following information about Prepositions of place.

Prepositions of place are used to show the position or location of one thing with another.

They answer the question Where?

Example: Where is my coat? It is on the sofa.

Where is the sofa? It is next to the window, by the living room.

The most common Prepositions of place are:

Preposition Examples:
in The keys are in the box.
On The box is on the table
In front of The table is in front of the sofa.
Behind The window is behind the sofa.
Next to The sofa is next to the door.
Near The door is near the bookcase.
By The piano is by the window.
Between The coffee table is between the armchair and the sofa.
Opposite The sofa is opposite the TV.
under The DVD is under the TV.


Where’s the cat?

Instructions:Make sentences with the following prompts:

a cat There is on the sofa
is The sofa the coffee table next to
The coffee table the armchair in front of is
by is the window The armchair
plants the window under There are


Things in a room

Instructions: Look at the image. Drag and drop the most suitable Preposition of place for each sentence.

1. There is a bookcase a sofa.

2. There is a plant another sofa.

3. A sofa is the window.

4. The coffee table is the sofas.

5. There are flowers the table.

in front of


Evaluation: The Met

Instructions: Look at the map. Drag and drop the following prepositions into the right place in the text:

1. The Great Hall is Greek and Roman Art and Egyptian art.

2. Medieval Art is Arms and Armor.

3. Modern and Contemporary Art is Arts of Africa, Oceania, and The Americas.

4. The American Wing is Arms and Armor.

5. European Sculpture and Decorative Arts are Medieval Art.

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