|1. Chance Encounters | 2. I Thought… | 3. More Suggestions | 4. Places With At & In | 5. Prepositons Of Place|
|1. CHANCE ENCOUNTERS|
|Listen again to how Steve and Anne meet:|
Fancy running into you here! Where are you off to in such a hurry?
|Steve says “Fancy running into you here”.
To 'run into' someone means to meet them by chance.
|Remember that run has the irregular past tense ran.
I ran into an old friend yesterday.
|Where are you off to? means the same as 'where are you going?'
Where are you off to today?
I’m going to the shopping mall.
|2. I THOUGHT...|
|We say I thought to talk about ideas we have that might change, or that we are not sure about.
I thought you had the keys.
I thought I phoned you yesterday.
Oh, Nowhere… I, I thought I saw someone I know.
|3. MORE SUGGESTIONS|
|One way of suggesting to someone that you do something is to say Have you got time for…
Have you got time for a walk?
Steve says this in a short and informal way without the word have:
You got time for a coffee?
|Another way of making a suggestion is to say how about …?
|How about? means ‘what do you think about?’ or ‘is this okay?’
How about going to the movies?
How about a cup of coffee?
How about here?
Is it okay to sit here?
|4. PLACES WITH AT & IN|
|We use at when we’re talking about a place such as an address, a type of business, or a place outside.
I’ll be at work today.
I saw him at the hospital yesterday.
I’ll meet you at school.
I saw her at the bus stop.
She lives at 23 Mitchell Street.
I’m cooking at your house on Friday, remember?
|In can only refer to something that is enclosed or has an inside and an outside.
I’m in the room.
I live in Australia.
I cook in the kitchen.
No, that’s okay, I have a fridge in my room at the hotel.
|NOTE: At can mean inside or outside. In can only mean inside.|
|I work at the hospital.
He is in the hospital having an operation.
|5. PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE|
|These words are called prepositions of place.
We use them to say where something is.
|The apple is in the box|
|The apple is on the box
We can also say:
The apple is on top of the box.
The box is under the apple.
|When the apple is not touching the box we say:
The apple is above the box.
The apple is over the box.
The box is beneath the apple.
The box is below the apple.
|The apple is beside the box.
The box is beside the apple.
|We use into and onto for actions:
He’s putting the apple into the box.
He’s putting the apple onto the box.