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Look at the picture and complete the text with the correct preposition.

Fred wohnt einem kleinen Haus.to live in a house → inFred lives in a small house.

Er wohnt dort 2005.from a certain point in time until the present → seitHe’s lived there since 2005.

seinem Haus ist ein Hotel.beside/next to → nebenA hotel is next to his house.

Es wurde drei Jahren Freds Onkel erbaut, der Architekt ist.1st gap: ago (a measurement of past time) → vor
2nd gap: creator → von
It was built three years ago by Fred’s uncle, who is an architect.

Besonders den Wochenenden übernachten viele Touristen verschiedenen Ländern dem Hotel.1st gap: at the weekend → an
2nd gap: origin→ aus
3rd gap: within a defined space → in
Many tourists from different countries stay at the hotel, especially at weekends.

Das Hotel befindet sich des Stadtzentrums, aber die Touristen können dem Bus die Stadt fahren.1st gap: outside of (preposition of place) → außerhalb
2nd gap: by, mode of transport → mit
3rd gap: to the city (preposition of movement) → in
The hotel is outside the city centre but the tourists can go to the city by bus.

Die Bushaltestelle ist der anderen Seite der Straße, also müssen die Touristen erst die Straße gehen.1st gap: on a side → auf
2nd. gap: to cross something → über
The bus stop is on the other side of the street so the tourists have go across the road.

Aber wenn sie zurückkommen, hält der Bus direkt dem Hotel.in front of (someone/something) → vorBut when they come back, the bus stops directly in front of the hotel.

Jedes Wochenende pendeln viele Personen ihren Familien Hotel und Stadtzentrum hin und her.1st gap: with somebody/something → mit
2nd gap: between two things or places → zwischen
Every weekend, many people travel to and from the hotel and the city centre with their families.

Aber der Wochenenden nutzt fast niemand diesen Bus, Fred, der oft seiner Bibliothek fährt.1st gap: except for/apart from (exclusion of time) → außerhalb
2nd gap: except for (exclusion of someone/ something) → außer
3rd gap: to a building/business → zu
But apart from the weekend, hardly anyboy uses this bus except for Fred, who often goes to the library.

Deshalb hält der Bus Montag Freitag nur einmal am Tag dieser Haltestelle.1st gap: marker of time → von(…bis)
2nd gap: marker of time → (von…)bis
3rd gap: at (in the sense of next to, in front of, near) → an
That’s why from Monday to Friday the bus only stops once a day at this stop.