TOEFL iBT 100

Welcome to TOEFL iBT 100 forum !
 
Trang ChínhCalendarTrợ giúpTìm kiếmThành viênNhómĐăng kýĐăng Nhập

Share | 
 

 confusing words

Xem chủ đề cũ hơn Xem chủ đề mới hơn Go down 
Tác giảThông điệp
thuhientran88



Tổng số bài gửi : 23
Join date : 27/09/2009

Bài gửiTiêu đề: confusing words   Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:19 pm

Finish the sentences using the suggested words
1. action/activity
The police took intermediate ……………..when they realized the situation was getting out of hand.
Economic …………………stagnated as the recession took hold.
2. advice/advise
Can you ………………….me on the best course of action to take?
He offered me some excellent ………………….
3. affect/effect
Cuts in spending will have a serious …………………..on the National Health Service.
The strike will seriously ………………train services.
4. Appreciable/appreciative
There is an …………………..difference between manslaughter and murder.
She was very ……………of our efforts to help.
5. Assumption/presumption
They raised taxes on the ………………..that it would help control spending.
It’s sheer ……………………for the government to suggest things have improved since they came to power.
6. Avoid/prevent
Rapid government reforms managed to ……………a revolution taking place.
He’s always trying to …………………taking a decision if he can help it.
7. Besides/beside
The office is just …………………the railway station
……………………their regular daytime job, many people do extra work in the evening.
Về Đầu Trang Go down
Xem lý lịch thành viên
nguyenducphuong



Tổng số bài gửi : 20
Join date : 13/08/2009

Bài gửiTiêu đề: Re: confusing words   Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:22 am

1. - The polices took intermediate action when they realized the situation was getting out of hand.
- Economic activity stagnated as the recession took hold.
Explanation: - action: a thing that sb does; the process of doing sth in order to make sth happen or deal with a situation
- activity: a situation in which sth is happening or a lot of things are being done

2. - Can you advise me on the best course of action to take?
- He offered me some excellent advice.
Explanation: - advise is a verb
- advice is a noun

3. Cuts in spending will have a serious effect on the National Health service.
The strike will seriously affect train services.
Explanation: - effect is a noun
- affect is a verb

4. - There is an appreciable difference between manslaughter and murder.
- She was very appreciative of our efforts to help

5. - They raised taxes on the assumption that it would help control spending.
- It's sheer presumption for the government to suggest things have improved since they came to power.
Explanation: - assumption: a belief or feeling that sth is true or that sth will happen, although there's no proof
- presumption: something that is thought to be true or probable

6. – Rapid government reforms managed to prevent a revolution taking place.
- He’s always trying to avoid taking a decision if he can help it.
Explanation: - prevent: to cause sth not to happen or sb not to do sth, especially by taking action before it happen
- avoid: to not go near a particular person, place, event or situation

7. – The office is just beside the railway station
- Besides their regular daytime job, many people do extra work in the evening.
Explanation: - beside (prep.): near, nearby, adjacent
- besides (adv): in addition, furthermore, moreover
Về Đầu Trang Go down
Xem lý lịch thành viên
thuhientran88



Tổng số bài gửi : 23
Join date : 27/09/2009

Bài gửiTiêu đề: Re: confusing words   Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:16 pm

Great! your answers are completely correct!
About the question No.4

- There is an appreciable difference between manslaughter and murder.
- She was very appreciative of our efforts to help

+ appreciable = considerable: large enough to be noticed or thought important
+ appreciative (of sth): feeling or showing that you are grateful for sth
Về Đầu Trang Go down
Xem lý lịch thành viên
Sponsored content




Bài gửiTiêu đề: Re: confusing words   

Về Đầu Trang Go down
 
confusing words
Xem chủ đề cũ hơn Xem chủ đề mới hơn Về Đầu Trang 
Trang 1 trong tổng số 1 trang

Permissions in this forum:Bạn không có quyền trả lời bài viết
TOEFL iBT 100 :: Vocabularies-
Chuyển đến