viernes, 13 de enero de 2012

ENGLISH GRAMMAR/ PREPOSITIONS AND READING. / Gramática Inglesa/ Preposiciones y Lectura

Good morning my dear friends, today we're going to look at some prepositions and a reading about THE FOUNTAIN OF TREVI.

Buenos días mis queridos amigos, hoy vamos a ver algunas preposiciones y una lectura sobre LA FONTANA DE TREVI.

1.- WRITE IN THE BLANKS THE CORRECT PREPOSITION. / Escribe en el hueco la preposición correcta.
1.-The corpse was lying ____ the floor.
2.-She then put three ice cubes ____ the glass.
3.-They were all born ____ Hastings.
4.-All spectators mustn't stay ____ the football ground.
5.-She had to go to work _____ home for the first time.
6.-The ball was left ____ the table.
7.-You can find the file ____ the drawer.
8.- Running ____ a steep hill is exhausting.
9.-I told you that your dinner was _____ the table an hour ago, so it must be stone cold by now.
10.-The highway runs _____ the coast.
11.-If you put that to cook _____ the microwave it will be ready in a few minutes.
12.-The train stopped somewhere _____ Newcastle and Manchester.

Italy is the great country of fountains, and the fountains of Rome are world. famous.
The Fountain of Trevi, in Rome, is one of the most magnificent in the city.  It was built in the time of Pope Clement the Twelfth about the middle of the eighteenth century.
The water is brought underground from a spring many miles outside the city.
Tradition tells us that Agrippa's soldiers, marching alont the dusty road, met a young girl carrying water from a spring.  The water was so pure that Agrippa decided to build an aqueduct to carry the water to Rome.  The spring still flows, after nearly two thousand years, and supplies Rome with pure water from the Fountain of Trevi.

The Fountain and the Palace behind it are a good example of the baroque style of architecture, which gives a feeling of magnificence, movement and excitement.  This style is especially effective for fountains because of the moving water.  The Fountain of Trevi has fine sculpture :  a statue of Neptune surrounded by numerous other figures, out of and over which the water flows to fill a great stone basin that surrounds the whole.  There is a belief that if a visitor to Rome visits the fountain at midnight and drops a coin into the water, he will certainly return at some future time.


1 on
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5 out
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7 in
8 up
9 on
10 near
11 in/into
12 between


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