Language Focus: Adjectives with prepositions

Choose the correct preposition in italics.

I easily get bored in/about/with doing nothing.

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with

I am very keen about/on/for swimming, especially first thing in the morning.

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on

He’s mad for/to/about parachuting. It’s something I personally can’t understand.

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about

I’m not interested in/by/with going to the gym.

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in

I can’t say I’m indifferent in/to/about sport, but I don’t like spending my time watching it.

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to

I used to be very enthusiastic on/about/with team sports, but not any more.

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about

Some people are addicted by/with/to sports, they spend all their time glued to the TV.

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to

I’m not sure I’m capable to/for/of running for long distances.

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of

I’m really passionate for/about/on travelling around the world and meeting fellow hockey enthusiasts.

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about

Complete the sentences with a suitable adjective which you can find within the previous activity. There may be more than one possible answer. 

He has enormous stamina. He is …………………… of running for hours.

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capable

Sport is like a drug to some people. They are completely……………………….  to doing it or watching it.

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addicted

Some people do not find sport interesting. They are completely ……………………. to it.

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indifferent

I like adventure films, but I wouldn’t say I was wildly …………………..about them!

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enthusiastic / fanatical

Are you……………. on listening to sports commentaries on the radio?

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keen

I get easily………………  with watching sport on TV.

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bored

Are you ……………….in meeting famous sports people?

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interested

Over to you…Complete the sentences with a suitable phrase that is true to you. 

a) I’m mad about …….

b) I’m not keen on ….

c) I’m bored with ….

d) I’m not interested in ….

e) I’m passionate about…

f) I’m fond of…

g) I’m indifferent to…

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