Writing Task 1 Revision - Using Prepositions Correctly

September 27, 2017

Using prepositions correctly is one of the ways to improve your academic writing in Task 1. Ginger Software defines a preposition as "a word used to link nouns, pronouns, or phrases to other words within a sentence". According to the article, prepositions are usually short words, and they are normally placed directly in front of nouns.

 

 

Exercise: Complete the following descriptive sentences using one or more relevant prepositions. 

 

1. In 2005, in comparison .................... the UK (35%) and Germany (20%), the regional household recycling rate of France was higher (50%). 

 

2. .................... 2015, the rate of regional household recycling of the UK led the way in 3 countries (60%). . 

 

3. From 2005 to 2013, the regional household recycling rate of France witnessed a decrease from 50% .................... its lowest level .................... 30%. 

 

4. In 2005, only a fifth (20%) of households in Germany recycled their waste. This figure experienced a significant increase .................... nearly 3 times to approximately 60% in 2015.  

 

5. .................... falling from 50% in 2005 to 30% in 2013, the rate of regional household recycling in France jumped to 40% in 2015. 

 

Please find the keys here.

 

 

 

 

 

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