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Lista de 10 exercícios de Inglês com gabarito sobre o tema Prepositions (preposição) com questões de Vestibulares.

01. (EEAR) Read the text and answer question.

Will’s experience at the airport

[1] After his return _____ Rome, Will couldn’t find his luggage
in the airport baggage area. He went to the lost luggage
office and told the woman there that his bags hadn’t arrived
on the carousel.

[5] She smiled and told him not to worry because they were
trained professionals and he was in good hands.

Then she asked Will, “Has your plane arrived yet?”

(Adapted from academictips.org)

The correct preposition that fills in the blank in the text is

  1. at
  2. by
  3. for
  4. from

02. (EFOMM) Choose the correct altemative to complete the excerpt below.

“I agonized _______ whether I wanted to splurge _____ a private tour and have a little more autonomy ______ where we went and how long we spent ______ each place, but ultimately went _______ a Gamma Travel group tour.”

(Abridged from: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/visitingchemoby 1-after-the-n...)

  1. on / at / on / at / in
  2. about / in / in / in / on
  3. over / on / over / at / with
  4. in / over / - / in / on
  5. - / about / - / in / with

03. () Which is the correct option to complete this paragraph?

We would like to invite you to participate _______ a conference on the Contemplative Heart of Higher Education that will be held _______ Amherst College _______ April 24-26, 2009.

This vear's conference will be the first to be sponsored _______ the new Association for

Contemplative Mind in Higher Education, which is affiliated with the Center for

Contemplative Mind in Society. The conference will explore the special role that contemplative practices can play in cultivating those capacities of attention, equanimity, wisdom and compassion that are central to the lives _______ our students and ourselves.

(Adapted from http://www. internationalpeaceandconflict.org)

  1. in/at/in/for/in
  2. of/on/in/of/from
  3. in/at/on/by/of
  4. of/on/on/by/to
  5. on/in/in/for/on

04. (EN) Choose the correct option to complete the text below.

International Congress

Join us _______our 2016 International Education Conference _______ Orlando, at the Disney's BoardWalk Inn! The BoardWalk is located within the Walt Disney World Resort and 10 minutes away _______ the Epcot Theme Park. In addition to the Education Conference, we are also hosting a Business Conference that will be held on the same days, at the same venue.

(Abridged from http://www, cluteinstitute.com/education-conferences/)

  1. in/in/at
  2. on/in/under
  3. at/at/under
  4. at/in/from
  5. in/at/from

05. (EFOMM) All the sentences below are correct, EXCEPT:

  1. Carefully, she laid the papers on the table and left the room.
  2. These children are very badly brought up. They are always shouting and fighting each other.
  3. We looked at lots of different makes of car but, in the end it was a question of price.
  4. The train is my favorite way of transport.
  5. The road out of our village goes up a steep hill.

06. (UNIFOR) Complete o texto sobre Todd McArthur, um técnico de telecomunicações, usando as preposições corretas.

I am a Telecommunications Technician. I work _____1 a company which provides phone systems _____2 business use, especially banks. I’ve been _____ 3 the company _____4 eight years. Before that, I was _____5 the army _____6 four years. I joined when I left school. I was _____7 Signals. They trained me to set up and maintain mobile communications equipment – satellite dishes, antennas, VHF radios, that sort of thing. I enjoyed my time _____8 the army – mostly because I traveled quite a lot. I’ve been _____9 Norway, Kenya, and Belize.

Marque a alternativa que corresponde à sequência correta.

  1. 1. at; 2. on; 3. at; 4. in; 5. at; 6. for; 7. at; 8. at; 9. to
  2. 1. for; 2. for; 3.with; 4. for; 5. in; 6. in; 7. in; 8. in; 9. in
  3. 1. in; 2. on; 3. in; 4. at; 5. on; 6. on; 7. at; 8. on; 9. in
  4. 1. for; 2. on; 3. with; 4. on. 5. on; 6. in; 7. for; 8. in; 9. to
  5. 1. for; 2. for; 3. with; 4. for; 5. in; 6. for; 7. in; 8. in; 9.to

07. (UEA) Maues – City of Guarana

Maues is one of the most beautiful cities in the Amazon; known as the Guarana city, it has beautiful sandy beaches and holds two famous festivals – Maues Summer Festival and The Guarana Festival. Its early inhabitants, the Mundurucus and Maues Indians, used to grow the Guarana fruit, which is the basis for the well-known Brazilian soft drink.

The word Maues means “talking parrots” and comes from one of the Indian tribes in the region. Maues has 22,000 inhabitants, with other 20,000 natives scattered over 140 villages along rivers in the region. Maues is located on the Maues-Açu River and it can be reached ___12___ Manaus – 267 km away – by regional boat in 18 hours, by fast boat in 7 hours or by plane in 1 hour.

Maues is an ideal starting point for adventure, including a visit to the Amana Waterfall, or to old gold mines, caves, and the jungle – with local Indian guides. Tourists may also visit the Uraira reserve.

(http://amazonaslife.tripod.com. Adaptado.)

A lacuna do texto pode ser corretamente preenchida por

  1. at.
  2. to.
  3. in.
  4. from.
  5. over.

08. (UEL) Angelina Jolie’s cancer decision highlights row over genetic technology

Concerns that firms’ rights to hold patents on genes linked to breast cancer is increasing cost of testing for disease

Before the end of next month the US supreme court will issue a landmark decision in a case brought against the biotech firm Myriad Genetics, which is based in Utah, by the Association for Molecular Pathology. The firm owns a patent on the BRCA1 gene, which Jolie carries and which is believed to carry a high risk of causing breast cancer. It also owns a patent on the similar BRCA2 gene. It means that Myriad has the exclusive right to develop diagnostic tests for those genes – a fact that has implications for other firms, who thus might be prevented from developing innovations in the field.

It also has some serious money business implications: in the wake of Jolie’s announcement, Myriad’s share price increased. That has worried some commentators. In a New York Times column describing her decision, Jolie recognised she was lucky to be rich enough to easily afford to take the test for the culpable genes.

Some have complained that the long court battle over Myriad’s patents has kept the price of the tests too high and have asked whether patents actually sacrifice patients’ interests in favour of protecting corporate profits. “How many more women – and men – might have been able over the past four years to afford BRCA1 or BRCA2 testing in the absence of those protective patents?” wrote Andrew Cohen in Atlantic magazine.

The issue of patents and genetic technology is one of growing importance as a flood of companies enter the booming sector and scientific advances permit more and more advanced genetic manipulation. So far the supreme court has shown a disposition to associate with big business. Earlier this month it ruled in favour of agricultural firm Monsanto in defence of a patent it holds on soy beans that dominate the US farming sector.

(Adaptado de: . Acesso em: 19 maio 2013.)

Com base no texto, considere as afirmativas a seguir.

I. Em “who thus might be prevented from developing innovation in the field”, o uso da palavra sublinhada introduz uma contradição.

II. Em “Some have complained that the long court battle over Myriad’s”, a palavra sublinhada é usada para indeterminar o sujeito da frase.

III. Em “whether patents actually sacrifice patient’s interests in favour of protecting corporate profits”, o uso da palavra sublinhada indica um questionamento.

IV. Em “Earlier this month it ruled in favor of agriculture firm Montsanto”, o pronome sublinhado refere-se à Corte Suprema.

Assinale a alternativa correta.

  1. Somente as afirmativas I e II são corretas.
  2. Somente as afirmativas I e IV são corretas.
  3. Somente as afirmativas III e IV são corretas.
  4. Somente as afirmativas I, II e III são corretas.
  5. Somente as afirmativas II, III e IV são corretas.

09. (ADVISE) According to the use of the prepositions, fill the gaps.

I need to get ______ time to the show, they are waiting for me until 10.00 p.m.

Will you be ______ time for lunch?

I’ll be there, ______ the end of the month.

______ the end, I’ll be there.

It is correct, respectively:

  1. in, on, in, At;
  2. on, in, at, In;
  3. in, in, in, In;
  4. on, at, on, At;
  5. at, at, in On.

10. (UEMG) Rubem Alves was born on September 15, 1933 in Boa Esperança, when the city was still called Dores da Boa Esperança, in Minas Gerais. After high school, he studied theology at Seminário Presbiteriano do Sul. After graduating, he returned to his home state to serve as pastor amid the simple and poor people.

After a period of study in New York, he returned to Brazil after the military coup in 1964 and was denounced as subversive by the Presbyterian Church. To escape those who were persecuting him, he returned to the United States with his family. There, at the invitation of the United Presbyterian Church - USA and the president of Princeton Theological Seminary, he wrote his doctoral thesis entitled "Towards a Theology of Liberation".

He returned to Brazil with a Ph.D, broke with the Presbyterian Church, and became unemployed. He went to work teaching in higher education at the Faculdade de Filosofia Ciências e Letras in Rio Claro, and, starting in 1974, was a professor at Unicamp until his retirement.

In 1959, he married Lídia Nopper and they had two sons and a daughter together. Thanks to the girl, he began writing stories for children. He devoted himself to literature and poetry, understanding that both were food for the body and pleasing to the soul. Writing fulfilled his frustrated dream of being a pianist. He channeled into words the gift he lacked for musical notes.

Inspired by Albert Camus, Nietzsche, Jorge Luis Borges, Roland Barthes, Fernando Pessoa and Manoel de Barros, among many others, he became one of the most prolific and beloved Brazilian writers.

His opus includes more than a hundred books, divided among children’s books, chronicles, education, religion, theology and even biography, and the book “O velho que acordou menino” (2005), which narrates memories of his childhood.

In the 1980’s, he became a psychoanalyst, calling himself heterodox since he believed that beauty inhabited the depths of the unconscious. He had his own clinic until 2004 and drew inspiration from his patients for many of his chronicles. In a statement published on Rubem Alves’ web site, Leonardo Boff said his friend "became a master with original points of view on many different subjects. He can speak poetically about the prosaic and prosaically about poetry. In my opinion, he is one of those who has the best command of the Portuguese language in our generation, with an elegance and lightness of style that truly fascinates us."

Adapted from http://iglesiadescalza.blogspot.com.br/2014/07/writer-and-theologian-rubem-alves-dies.html, May 2015

The prefix UN- in the word “unemployed” has the idea of

  1. without.
  2. against.
  3. less than.
  4. along with.

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