Lesson 53 – The Crash – Prepositions At/In/On

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  • Did you hear that sound?
  • In the middle of the night
  • I didn’t hear anything
  • Screeching
  • A huge crash
  • I’m surprised
  • It was so loud
  • I got home at…
  • I was so tired
  • I was out like a light
  • Did you investigate?
  • In the street
  • Lost control
  • Crashed
  • Lamp post
  • Uprooted
  • That’s terrible
  • Road accidents
  • Very slippy
  • In the winter
  • Ice patches
  • Was the driver alright?
  • He got out of the car
  • Ran away
  • The police arrived
  • Nobody was hurt
  • There aren’t many people
  • Out and about
  • Outcome
  • It happened during the day
  • It’s really busy at the moment
  • Paying me more money
  • I don’t mind it so much
  • I’ll return to my…
  • Raising my salary
  • I’ll be on-call
  • To think about the money
  • Bouldering
  • We don’t have to worry
  • I’m definitely interested
  • Book our places


-The crash-


Lesson – The Crash

Darren: Kiera, did you hear that sound in the middle of the night?

Kiera: I didn’t hear anything. What time?

Darren: It was at 3am. There was a screeching of car wheels then a huge crash. I’m surprised that you didn’t hear it. It was so loud!

Kiera: I work the night shift on Mondays. I got home at 1am and went straight to bed. I was so tired… As soon as my head hit the pillow, I was out like a light. I wouldn’t have heard a bomb going off. Did you investigate what it was?

Darren: Yes. Me and half of the neighbourhood were out in the street. It seems that somebody lost control of their car and crashed into a lamp post. They folded the car around the post and completely uprooted it.

Kiera: That’s terrible! There have been a few road accidents this month. These roads are very slippy in the winter. There are ice patches everywhere. Was the driver alright?

Darren: Surprisingly, he was! However, he got out of the car and ran away. The police arrived at 4 o’clock. Nobody saw anything so we could only tell them what we heard.

Kiera: At least nobody was hurt! There aren’t many people out and about at night. I’d hate to think what the outcome would have been had it happened during the day…

Darren: Best not to think about it! So how much longer have you got to work these night shifts?

Kiera: I finish the night shifts at the end of January. It’s really busy at the moment and they are paying me more money so I don’t mind it so much. In February I’ll return to my usual shifts but they will be raising my salary. The only problem is that I’ll be on-call at the weekend!

Darren: That’s not ideal but you have to think about the money I guess… We’ll have to get in plenty of climbing and partying in before February. Rosie said that she wanted to go bouldering at the weekend. It’s indoor so we don’t have to worry about the weather.

Kiera: There’s a bouldering centre here? I’m definitely interested in that!

Darren: Apparently so… It opened in November. Just in time for winter. I’ll call them in the morning and book our places.

Facts: Bouldering is a form of rock climbing that is performed without the use of ropes or harnesses. The sport originated as a method of training for roped climbs and mountaineering.


Interactive Video Comprehension Quiz 1

Summary Statements Comprehension Quiz 2

Drag and Drop Quiz 3




At is used to express time:


I wake up at 8 o´clock. 

My lesson finishes at 6 o´clock.

In periods of time that expand more than one day:


I love dancing at the weekend.

Children have long holidays at Christmas.

It´s nice to have a picnic at Easter.

Other expressions:

We are starting work at the end of September.

I´m not hungry at the moment.

My baby cries at night.


In is used to express months:


I am going on holiday in July.

My birthday is in September.

Remember the names of the months:

January February March April
May June July August
September October November December

To express years:


I was born in 1979.

The Spanish Civil War commenced in 1936.

To express stations:

Spring Summer Autumn Winter


My family goes skiing in winter.

I love seeing the leaves falling in autumn.

To express parts of the day:


I always have a shower in the morning.

I love drinking tea in the afternoon.

We are going for dinner in the evening.


To express days and dates:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday


Rosie is always moody on Mondays.

I like to rest on Sundays.

My birthday is on the 5th of June.

We are getting married on the 12th of September.

To express specific parts of specific days:


I have an appointment with my doctor on Monday morning.

We are going to the beach on Saturday afternoon.

It can also be used in the plural:


I go jogging on Saturday mornings.

We meet for dinner on Friday evenings.

However, prepositions are not used in the following cases:


I drink milk every day.


She played badminton last week.


I´m leaving next week.


I am going skiing this winter.


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