These are activities for intermediate students to review common verbs and prepositions. Students write their own examples in the table, compare with their partner and play a competitive card game.

Level: B1

Time: 45 minutes


  1. To review common verbs and prepositions.
  2. To use the verbs and prepositions in context whilst playing a fun card game.


  1. A grand (two-party) coalition! Worksheet A, one per student.
  2. A grand (two-party) coalition! Worksheet B, one per pair or small group, cut up.


  1. Hand each student ‘A grand (two-party) coalition! Worksheet A’.
  2. Individually, students write their own examples for the verbs and prepositions in the table, e.g. apply for a job.
  3. When the students have finished, they compare their answers with a partner.
  4. Check the answers and clarify meaning as a class.
  5. Put students in teams of 3 or 4.
  6. Print and cut out the cards from ‘A grand (two-party) coalition! Worksheet B’, one set per group. Shuffle and place all cards face down on the table.
  7. The first player takes a card from the pile and reads what is written on the card, e.g. to apply or for.
  8. All players must now come up with the correct missing preposition or verb and use it correctly in a sentence. Make sure the students write down the sentences to avoid misunderstanding.
  9. The students get 1 point if the sentence is correct and 2 points if the sentence is correct AND they use a different example from the other players, e.g.:
  • He applied for a job in Bath last week. 1 point
  • I would love to apply for a job in Poland. 1 point
  • He applied for a teaching post at Norwich University last year. 2 points 
  1. The player with the highest number of points wins.

A grand (two-party) coalition! Worksheet A

A grand (two-party) coalition! Worksheet B

P.S. Good luck today Alex.



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