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Up, over, through etc

To and from:


Emma is coming to my house.

Josh is going to Australia on Sunday.

We walked from Batley train station to

They walked from the bus stop to Tim’s house.

Susan is from

My teacher travels all the way from York to teach us.



Into (in) and out of:


  • The kids jumped into the swimming pool.

  • Get into the shower as soon as you get home.

  • She is taking so long to come into the car.

  • I always feel nervous before I go into an exam.

  • Why is dad taking so long to come out of the shower?

  • He’s taking so long to come out of the house.

  • Lindsey came out of the exam smiling.

  • My little sister is always looking out of the window.


Sometimes we don’t say into.

We say put something in

Put …… in :


  • I put new batteries in the remote.

  • She put her shoes in the cupboard.

  • My dad put his coat in the cloak room.

  • Mum put her keys in her coat pocket.

  • Emma put her brother in his bed.



On and off:


  • Don’t put your feet on the table.Leave the keys on the table.

  • She left the remote on the sofa.

  • Mum left some money for you on your bed.

  • Your clothes are on your drawers.

  • I made a milkshake for you. It’s on the kitchen worktop.

  • Leave your homework on my desk.

  • I am going to put your work on the wall.

  • Please take off your shoes.

  • Take your feet off the table.

  • You are going to fall off your scooter if you don’t be careful.

  • We need to get off the bus.

  • Get off the tube at Piccadilly Circus.

  • Carla fell off her bike and hurt her knee.

  • She’s off

  • Let’s get off at the next bus stop.

  • He doesn’t want to get off the bike.


Up and Down:


  • Mum went up the stairs.My brother runs up the stairs quickly.We are going for a jog up the hill.

  • Do you want to go for a walk up the hill?

  • Shall we walk up to Sue’s house?

  • My grandma takes long to come down the stairs.

  • Make sure your little brother doesn’t fall down.

  • They’ve gone down to the ground floor.

  • We are going down in the lift.

  • The children are fighting to go down the slide.



Over and Under:


  • Do you want go for a walk over the bridge?The helicopter flew over my house.My neighbour jumped over the fence to get into my garden.

  • Josh is always jumping over the wall.

  • The cat roller over the remote.

  • We drove under the bridge.

  • The dog is under the table.

  • Your keys are under the sofa.

  • Don’t walk under the ladder.

  • I found some money under my bed.



Through and Round:


My dad walked through the door and broke his door.The bird flew through a window.I walk through the alley to get to the train station.

I live round the corner from Gina’s house.

The postman walks round the village every morning.

We went for a walk round the park.


Sometimes we say around instead of round.


round = around :

  • They walked around the pond.

  • I shopped around Leeds city centre.


Along and Across :

  • We went for a stroll along the pathway.

  • I took my dog for a walk along the river.

  • Do you want to go on the beach and walk along the ocean?

  • She swam across the pool.

  • There is a bakery across my house.

  • I’ve never come across a 3-legged dog.


Past :

  • They walked past Rita’s house.

  • She ran past me and didn’t say hello.

  • The pub is past the hospital.

  • The bus driver drove past me without stopping.

  • Did you drive past the big billboard in town?



Up, over, through etc Exercises..


  1. Use the words given to fill in the missing gaps.


into,   past,   out of,   up,   over,   down,   along,   through,   across


  • You have to drive _____________ the bridge to get into town.

  • Let’s go for a jog ______________ the hill.

  • Josh! Come ___________ the stairs and have your breakfast.

  • You need to take the dog for a walk __________ the street.

  • Go ___________ the hotel.

  • Leanne’s school is ________ the church.

  • Get ____________ your bed.

  • There is a diversion ______________ the bridge.

  • To get to the ice cream van you have to go ______________ the park.

  • There is a dentist _____________ my house.



  1. Fill in the missing gap with the appropriate word.


  • The dog swam ___________ the river.

  • My brother fell ____________ his bike.

  • A plane flew ___________ Sue’s house.

  • My sister takes long getting ____________ the bathroom.

  • The boy ran ____________ the road.

  • Josh lives __________ the corner.

  • We took a shortcut ___________ the park.

  • The children got _____________ the school bus.

  • We walked ____________ the lake several times.

  • The car jumped ____________ the window.



  1. Create sentences using the words given.


  • (to) __________________________________________________________________________

  • (from) _______________________________________________________________________

  • (from…to) ____________________________________________________________________

  • (into) ________________________________________________________________________

  • (out of) ______________________________________________________________________

  • (put… in) ____________________________________________________________________

  • (on) _________________________________________________________________________

  • (off) _________________________________________________________________________

  • (up) _________________________________________________________________________

  • (down) _______________________________________________________________________

  • (over) _______________________________________________________________________

  • (under) ______________________________________________________________________

  • (through) ____________________________________________________________________

  • (round) ______________________________________________________________________

  • (around) _____________________________________________________________________

  • (along) ______________________________________________________________________

  • (across) ______________________________________________________________________

  • (past) ________________________________________________________________________


Challenge: Use the words given up to give directions to get the following places:


  • The nearest supermarket

  • The nearest school

  • The nearest park

  • The nearest post office

  • The nearest hospital

  • The nearest pub

  • A family member’s house

  • Your friend’s house



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