PREPOSITIONS / POSTPOSITIONS
The English language has relatively few verbs.
It relies on the extensive use of pre/postpositions to express various meanings.
An example : LOOKto look look = seem (sembler, avoir l'air)
You look tired and angry.
look around = look about (jeter un coup d'oeil circulaire)
(in a shop) "Just looking around !"
look at (regarder)
Look at that ad !
look after =take care of (s'occuper de, prendre soin de)
You should look after your own interest
look away (détourner les yeux)
Don't look away when I'm talking to you !
look down (baisser les yeux)
Don't be shy ! Don't look down !
look for = search (chercher, rechercher)
He's looking for his glasses again.
look forward to : anticipation (attendre avec impatience)
Looking forward to your answer (in a letter)
look into = examine
Your complaint is being looked into.
look like = resemble (ressembler)
He looks like his father
it looks like: probability (on dirait que ...)
It looks like (it's going to) rain
look out (for) = be careful (faites attention)
Look out for pickpockets !
look up (at) (lever les yeux)
He looked up at the sky.
look up word / number (chercher dans un dictionnaire, un annuaire)
Look up that number in the phone book !
look upon as = consider
You must look upon him as a competitor.
overlook = neglect (négliger, passer outre) = have a view (avoir/avec vue sur)
You overlooked an important element.
I want a room overlooking the sea.
Matching activity (picture / prepositions )
Complete the sentences with the appropriate preposition
Turn sentences with prepositions into questions