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Cambridge English: Preliminary

Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam

Holiday Vocabulary: Travel Prepositions

On this page you will learn how to use different prepositions in common expressions to do with travel.


Match the preposition to the correct word or expression:

A) You get a bus but B) a car.

C) You get a train but D) of a taxi.

E) You can go foot or F) bicycle.

G) You wait the platform but the train stands H) the platform.

I) You book a hotel when you arrive and check J) when you leave.

Well done. The correct answers are: A) on, B) in, C) off, D) out, E) on, F) by, G) on, H) at, I) into, J) out.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer


Complete the gaps in the following sentences with the missing words.

A) When we arrived I booked the hotel and te porter took our luggage to the room.
B) I got the car and drove off.
C) I was waiting the platform when someone said the train had been cancelled.
D) The Manager told us we needed to check of the hotel by 10.00am.
E) Get the bus at the next stop and you'll see the bank on the corner.
F) The train standing Platform 3 stops at all stations to Euston.
G) I stopped and got of the car when I heard a strange noise coming from the engine.
H) Sam is planning to travel all the way to Greece bicycle.
I) The best way to see the local countryside is to go foot through some of the lovely villages.
J) I got the bus and paid my fare.

Well done!The correct answers are: A) into, B) in, C) on, D) out, E) off, F) at, G) out, H) by, I) on, J) on. Your answer has been saved.Check your answer





Have you booked into a hotel recently?
Do you choose to go on foot anywhere when it would be usual to take a bus or go by car?
Do people often travel by bicycle in your country?



Study Tip!

Make a note of any other set expressions you come across that contain a preposition. For example:






in a hurry

at the staion

go on a trip

a plane takes off

to go through customs