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Under, behind, opposite, etc

  • The doctor is next to the woman going to work.

  • The woman going to work is beside the doctor.

  • The woman going to work is between the doctor and the teacher.

  • The doctor is behind the man playing tennis.

  • The tennis player is in front of the doctor.

  • The tennis playing in front of the doctor and behind the man on the computer.

  • The teacher is on the right.

  • The doctor is on the left.

  • The woman going to work is in the middle of the doctor and the teacher.

  • The woman going to work is opposite the teacher.

 

By:

When you say by.. it means next to/beside.


 

  • My house is by the corner shop. (= next to the corner shop/beside the corner shop)

  • Why are you standing by the window?

  • Josh’s farm is by the dentist.

  • Stand by the fire if you’re feeling cold.

  • Come sit by me.

 

Under:

When you say under… it means beneath.


 

  • Dad’s shoes are under the table.

  • I found my sister’s car keys under the sofa.

  • Your bag is under the table.

  • We are going to sit under the tree for some shade.

  • I’m wearing a vest under my top.

  • I should wear something warm under my jacket.

  • What’s that under your bed?

 

 

Above & Below:

Above and below are opposites.

Above = higher

Below = lower


  • The rabbit is above the line. (= because the rabbit is higher than the line)

  • The tiger is below the line. (= because the tiger is lower than the line)

 

More examples:


 

  • The butter is above the middle the shelf of the fridge.

  • The shelves are below the pictures on the wall.

  • Your work is hung above the door handle.

  • The post box is below the door.

 

Under, behind, opposite, etc Exercises..


 

  1. Use the picture to fill in the missing gaps.

 

  • The tennis player is ____________ the doctor.

  • The doctor is ___________ the woman going to work.

  • The teacher is ____________ the woman going to work.

  • The woman going to work is _________ the doctor and the teacher.

  • The woman going to work is _______________ the doctor and the teacher.

  • The tennis player is ___________ the doctor.

  • The tennis player is ____________ the man on the computer.

  • The man on the computer is ________________ the teacher.

  • The doctor is on the ___________

  • The teacher is on the ____________

 

 

  1. Create sentences using the word given.

 

  • (under) _________________________________________________________________

  • (under) _________________________________________________________________

  • (behind) ________________________________________________________________

  • (behind) ________________________________________________________________

  • (by) ____________________________________________________________________

  • (by) ____________________________________________________________________

  • (opposite) _______________________________________________________________

  • (opposite) _______________________________________________________________

  • (above) _________________________________________________________________

  • (above) _________________________________________________________________

  • (below) _________________________________________________________________

  • (below) _________________________________________________________________

 

Challenge: Look in your fridge and use the words given above to make a list of what items are in your fridge and where they are in your fridge. Example: The milk is behind the juice.

 

 

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