Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam
The prepositions 'at', 'in' and 'on' are often used to describe points in time. But do you know when each are used?
Look at these sentences. Pay attention to the words in bold and note when we use 'at', 'in' and 'on'.
My birthday is on the 11th May.
OK, I'll see you on Wednesday.
We're having a party on Christmas Eve.
Hurry up! The train leaves in a minute.
I've decided to go on a diet in December.
They started their business in 2010.
I'll be arriving in a few minutes.
I've got to go shopping in the morning.
The trees always look so pretty in the autumn.
We usually visit my grandmother at Christmas.
Football is on TV at 3.00.
Are you doing anything at the weekend?
I don't like going out at night.
I think I might be working on Saturday evening.
Now try the quiz below to check your ideas.
Complete each of the following sentences using 'at', 'in' or 'on':
Need more practice in prepositions of time? Write some sentences about your life using 'at', 'in' and 'on'.
* I was born in 2006.
* I like playing football at the weekend.
* I'm going out with my friends on Saturday.