Unit 131. Adjective + preposition 2

Unit 131- Part A


galka.jpgAdjective + of (1)
afraid / frightened / terrified / scared OF …

      ‘Are you afraid of spiders?’    ‘Yes, I’m terrified of them.’


fond / proud / ashamed / jealous / envious OF …

      Why are you always so jealous of other people?


suspicious / critical / tolerant OF …

      He didn’t trust me. He was suspicious of my intentions.

Unit 131- Part B


galka.jpgAdjective + of (2)
aware / conscious OF …

      ‘Did you know he was married?’    ‘No, I wasn’t aware of that.’


capable / incapable OF …

      I’m sure you are capable of passing the examination.

full / short OF…
      The letter I wrote was full of mistakes.
  (not full with)
      I’m a bit short of money. Can you lend me some?


typical OF …

      He’s late again. It’s typical of him to keep everybody waiting.


tired / sick OF …

      Come on, let’s go! I’m tired of waiting. 
(= I’ve had enough of waiting)

certain / sure OF or ABOUT …

      I think she’s arriving this evening, but I’m not sure of that. 
or  … sure about that.

Unit 131- Part C


galka.jpgAdjective + at / to / from / in / on / with / for
good / bad / brilliant / better / hopeless
etc. AT …
      I’m not very good at repairing things. 
(not good in repairing things)

married / engaged TO …

      Linda is married to an American. 
(not married with)
but  Linda is married with three children(= she is married and has three children)

similar TO …

      Your writing is similar to mine.


different FROM
or different TO …
      The film was different from what I’d expected. 
(or different to what I’d expected.)

interested IN …

      Are you interested in art?


keen ON …

      We stayed at home because Chris wasn’t very keen on going out.


dependent ON …
(but independent OF …)
      I don’t want to be dependent on anybody.


crowded WITH
(people etc.)
      The streets were crowded with tourists. 
(but full of tourists)

famous FOR …

      The Italian city of Florence is famous for its art treasures.


responsible FOR …

      Who was responsible for all that noise last night?

Exercises

{slide=1 Complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the first.}flag.jpgComplete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the first.
{tooltip}Key.{end-link}2   of furniture
3   on sport
4   of time
5   at tennis
6   to a Russian (man)
7   of him / of Robert
8   from yours / to yours{end-tooltip}

1    There were lots of tourists in the streets.
      The streets were crowded     with tourists   .   
2    There was a lot of furniture in the room.
      The room was full _________________.
3    I don’t like sport very much.
      I’m not very keen _________________.
4    We don’t have enough time.
      We’re a bit short _________________.
5    I’m not a very good tennis player.
      I’m not very good _________________.
6    Catherine’s husband is Russian.
      Catherine is married _________________.
7    I don’t trust Robert.
      I’m suspicious _________________.
8    My problem is not the same as yours.
      My problem is different _________________.

{/slide} {slide=2 Complete the sentences using the following adjectives.}flag.jpgComplete the sentences using the following adjectives + the correct preposition:
{tooltip}Key.{end-link}2   similar to
3   afraid of
4   interested in
5   responsible for
6   proud of
7   different from/to{end-tooltip}

{xtypo_rounded3}afraid        different        interested        proud        responsible       similar       sure{/xtypo_rounded3}

1    I think she’s arriving this evening, but I’m not    sure of    that.
2    Your camera is ______________ mine, but it isn’t exactly the same.
3    Don’t worry. I’ll look after you. There’s nothing to be ______________.
4    I never watch the news on television. I’m not ______________ the news.
5    The editor is the person who is ______________ what appears in a newspaper.
6    Sarah is a keen gardener. She’s very ______________ her garden and loves showing it to visitors.
7    I was surprised when I met Lisa for the first time. She was ______________ what I expected.

{/slide} {slide=3 Put in the correct preposition.}flag.jpgPut in the correct preposition.
{tooltip}Key.{end-link}2    for
3    of
4    of
5    in
6    to
7    of… of
8    on
9    of
10  with
11  of
12  of
13  in
14  of
15  of
16  at
17  of
18  on
19  of{end-tooltip}

1    The letter I wrote was full     of     mistakes.
2    My home town is not an especially interesting place. It’s not famous ______ anything.
3    Kate is very fond ______ her younger brother.
4    I don’t like going up ladders. I’m scared ______ heights.
5    You look bored. You don’t seem interested ______ what I’m saying.
6    Did you know that Liz is engaged ______ a friend of mine?
7    I’m not ashamed ______ what I did. In fact I’m quite proud ______ it.
8    I suggested that we should all go out for a meal, but nobody else was keen ______ the idea.
9    These days everybody is aware ______ the dangers of smoking.
10  The station platform was crowded ______ people waiting for the train.
11  Sue is much more successful than I am. Sometimes I feel a bit jealous ______ her.
12  I’m tired ______ doing the same thing every day. I need a change.
13  Do you know anyone who might be interested ______ buying an old car?
14  We’ve got plenty to eat. The fridge is full ______ food.
15  She is a very honest person. I don’t think she is capable ______ telling a lie.
16  Helen works hard and she’s extremely good ______ her job.
17  I’m not surprised he changed his mind at the last moment. That’s typical ______ him.
18  Mark has no money of his own. He’s totally dependent ______ his parents.
19  We’re short ______ staff in our office at the moment. We need more people to do the work.

{/slide} {slide=4 Write sentences about yourself.}flag.jpgWrite sentences about yourself. Are you good at these things or not? Use the following:
{tooltip}Key.{end-link}Example answers:
2   l’m hopeless at telling jokes.
3   I’m not very good at mathematics.
4   I’m quite good at remembering names.{end-tooltip}

{xtypo_rounded3}good    quite good    not very good    hopeless{/xtypo_rounded3}

1    (repairing things)      I’m not very good at repairing things.   
2    (telling jokes)  ______________________________________
3    (mathematics)  ______________________________________
4    (remembering names)  ______________________________________

{/slide}

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