Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam
The prepositions 'during', 'for' and 'while' 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 'during', 'for' and 'while'.
Please turn your phones off during the talk.
I'll watch TV while you're working.
While I was doing my homework my mum was cooking dinner.
She's been working at the university for a long time.
Can you wait here for a minute?
I think I'll go out for a walk while the sun is shining.
During the day he likes to go out for a run.
I need a break. I've been working for 6 hours now.
I'm going to be away on holiday during September.
Can you water my plants while I'm away?
Now try the quiz below to check your ideas.
Complete each of the following sentences using 'during', 'for' or 'while':
Need more practice in prepositions of time? Write some sentences about your life using 'during', 'for' and 'while'.
* During the weekend I like to ****
* I've lived in **** for **** years.
* I often **** while I travel to school.