Предлоги места: in / at / on (часть 2)

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Мы говорим, что somebody/something is:

in a line / in a row / in a queue
in the sky / in the world
in an office / in a department
in bed
in the country / in the countryside
in a photograph / in a picture
in a book / in a (news)paper / in a magazine / in a letter

in a row

  • When I go to the cinema, I like to sit in the front row.
    Когда я хожу в кинотеатр, мне нравится сидеть в переднем ряду.
  • James isn’t up yet. He’s still in bed.
    Джеймс ещё не встал. Он всё ещё спит. (досл.: в кровати)
  • It was a lovely day. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky.
    Это был прекрасный день. Ни облачка в небе.
  • I’ve just started working in the sales department.
    Я только начал работать в отделе продаж.
  • Who is the woman in that photograph?
    Кто эта женщина на той фотографии?
  • Have you seen this picture in today’s paper?
    Ты видела это фото в сегодняшней газете?
on the left / on the right on the left-hand side / right-hand side
on the ground floor / on the first floor / on the second floor
on a map / on a menu / on a list
on a farm
  • In Britain we drive on the left. (or ... on the left-hand side.)
    В Британии, мы ездим по левой стороне (дороги).
  • Our flat is on the second floor of the building.
    Наша квартира находится на втором (амер.)/третьем (брит.) этаже здания.
  • Here’s a shopping list. Don’t buy anything that’s not on the list.
    Вот список покупок. Не покупай ничего, чего нет в списке.
  • Have you ever worked on a farm?
    Ты когда-нибудь работал на ферме?

Мы говорим, что какое-либо место находится on a river / on a road / on the coast:

  • Budapest is on the (river) Danube.
    Будапешт находится на (реке) Дунай.
  • Portsmouth is on the south coast of England.
    Портсмут находится на южном побережье Англии.

Также on the way:

  • We stopped at a small village on the way to London.
    Мы остановились в маленькой деревушке по дороге в Лондон.

at the top (of) / at the bottom (of) / at the end (of)

  • Write your name at the top of the page.
    Напишите свое имя вверху страницы.
  • Jane’s house is at the other end of the street.
    Дом Джейн находится на другом конце улицы.


in the front / in the back of a car

  • I was sitting in the back (of the car) when we crashed.
    Я сидел на заднем сидении (машины), когда мы врезались.

at the front / at the back of a building / theatre / group of people etc.

  • The garden is at the back of the house.
    Сад расположен за домом (досл.: сзади, в задней части).
  • Let’s sit at the front (of the cinema).
    Давайте сядем спереди (в зале кинотеатра)
  • We were at the back, so we couldn’t see very well.
    Мы были сзади, поэтому не могли очень хорошо видеть.

at the back

at the front

on the front / on the back of a letter / piece of paper etc.

  • I wrote the date on the back of the photograph.
    Я написал дату на обратной стороне фотографии.

in the corner of the room.

  • The television is in the corner of the room.
    Телевизор находится в углу комнаты.

at the corner или on the corner of a street

  • There is a post box at/on the corner of the street.
    На углу улицы находится почтовый ящик.

in the corner

at/on the corner


1. Ответьте на вопросы о картинках. Используйте in, at или on со словами под картинками.

Where does Sue work?
Sue lives in this building. Where’s her flat exactly?
Where is the woman standing?
Where is the man standing?
Where’s the cat?
Where’s the dog?
Liz is in this group of people. Where is she?
Where’s the post office?
Gary is at the cinema. Where is he sitting?
Where does Kate work?


2. Закончите предложения. Используйте in, at или on + следующее:

the west coast
the front row
the world
the right
the back of the class
the back of this card
the sky
the way to work
  1. It was a lovely day. There wasn’t a cloud .
  2. In most countries people drive .
  3. What is the tallest building ?
  4. I usually buy a newspaper in the morning.
  5. San Francisco is of the United States.
  6. We went to the theatre last night. We had seats .
  7. I couldn’t hear the teacher. She spoke quietly and I was sitting .
  8. I don’t have your address. Could you write it ?


3. Закончите предложения, выбрав in, at или on.

  1. Write your name the top of the page.
  2. Is your sister this photograph? I don’t recognise her.
  3. I didn’t feel very well when I woke up, so I stayed bed.
  4. We normally use the front entrance to the building, but there’s another one the back.
  5. Is there anything interesting the paper today?
  6. There was a list of names, but my name wasn’t the list.
  7. the end of the street, there is a path leading to the river.
  8. Key
  9. I love to look up at the stars the sky at night.
  10. When I’m a passenger in a car, I prefer to sit the front.
  11. It’s a very small village. You probably won’t find it your map.
  12. Joe works the furniture department of a large store.
  13. Paris is the river Seine.
  14. I don’t like cities. I’d much prefer to live the country.
  15. My office in the top floor. It’s the left as you come out of the lift.