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

Fred wohnt einem kleinen Haus.[Fred lives in a small house.]|to live in a house → in

Er wohnt dort 2005.[He’s lived there since 2005.]|from a certain point in time until the present → seit

seinem Haus ist ein Hotel.[A hotel is next to his house.]|beside/next to → neben

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aber der Wochenenden nutzt fast niemand diesen Bus, Fred, der oft seiner Bibliothek fährt.[But apart from the weekend, hardly anyboy uses this bus except for Fred, who often goes to the library.]|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

Deshalb hält der Bus Montag Freitag nur einmal am Tag dieser Haltestelle.[That’s why from Monday to Friday the bus only stops once a day at this stop.]|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