Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – TOEIC – Full Grammar Practice

Welcome back, everyone! I’m bringing to you today the ultimate grammar practice. For those of you tuning in live, complete the task! Be sure to tune into my YouTube video next week for the answers!

Read the following email and fill the gaps with either preposition or conjunctions from the boxes on the left. Be careful – there are two extra words in each box.

on in
for at
to by
at about
outside around
before through
so next to
or around
because before

From: Paul MacCawley

To:     Hernando Gonzales

Re:     Your trip to Dallas

Sent:   Monday, February 11


Dear Mr Gonzales,

We are very much looking forward to meeting you next week. We are all excited to hear about your proposals (1)____________________ the solar electric generator at the developers’ conference(2) ________________ the 25th. (3) __________________ I believe this is your first trip (4) ___________ Dallas, I will be sending my assistant, Colin, to meet you (5) ___________ the airport.

I understand your flight is due to arrive (6) ______________ around 4.30 p.m. It should take (7) _________________30 minutes to get (8) __________ customs and immigration, so I have asked Colin to meet you (9) ______________ the arrivals gate by 5.00.

We have arranged your hotel and evening meal, (10) _________________ you can relax when you arrive. Don’t feel that you need to bring a tuxedo (11) _______________ other formal wear. We’ll take you to a restaurant (12) _______________ the corner from the office, where you can get a taste of the real Dallas.

If you have any questions (13) _______________ you leave, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Paul McCrawley


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