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Bài gửiTiêu đề: confusing words (cont.)   Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:01 pm

8. Briefly/shortly
…………………….before the conflict began, the army pulled down the border posts.
The minister spoke ………………..about the need for political reform.
9. Channel/canal
The television …………………received a formal complaint about the programme.
The Suez …………………..was built in the second half of the nineteenth century.
10. Conscientious/conscious
Most people are ……………….of the need to protect the environment.
………………workers should be rewarded for their hard work.
11. Continual/continuous
A …………………….trade embargo has badly affected the economic infrastructure.
The computer has given us ……………..problems ever since we installed it.
12. Control/inspect
Environmental health officers regularly …………………kitchens and other food preparation areas.
The government plans to ……………..the price of meat to make sure it doesn’t go up too much.
13. Criticism(s)/objection(s)
They didn’t raise any …………………….when we insisted on inspecting the figures.
The government’s plan was met with servere…………………..
14. Damage/injury/harm
It was a servere ………………..which needed immediate hospital treatment.
A lot of ………………was caused to buildings along the coast during the storm.
There’s no …………………..in taking a break from your job now and then.
15. Discover/invent
When did he ……………………the telephone?
Did Alexander Fleming …………..penicillin?
16. During/for/while
Shops were closed ………………….the duration of the conflict.
…………………….the transition from a dictatorship to democracy, the country experienced servere strikes and riots.
The bomb went off………….the president was making his speech.
17. However/moreover
The plan was a good in theory …………………….., in practice it was extremely difficult to implement.
The plan was excellent ……………………, it was clear from the beginning that it was going to be a success.
18. Inconsiderate/inconsiderable
An ………………..amount of money was wasted.
…………………….bahaviour makes life unpleasant for everybody.
19. Intolerable/intolerant
I consider his beaviour to be quite ……………………
The government is ………………..of other political parties.
20. Job/work
Everybody has the right to decent ……………………with good pay.
Following the recession, many people are still looking for ………………….
21. Lay(s)/lie(s)
The city of Quito ……………………near the equator.
The manager made it clear he intended to ………………down some strict rules.
22. Look at/watch
we must ……………………..the situation in Lugumba carefully, and be prepared to act if violence flares again.
We need to ………………the problem carefully and decide if there is anything we can do about it.
23. Permission/permit
I’m afraid we can’t ………………….photography in here.
They received …………………..to attend the sessions as long as they didn’t interrupt.
24. Possibility/chance
There is always the ……………..that the government will receive its decision.
If we act now, we have a good ………………………of finding a cure for the diease.
25. Practice/practise
It’s important to ……………….your English whenever possible.
You need more ………………….before you take the exam.
26. Priceless/worthless
…………………..paintings by artists like Van Gogh should not be in the hands ò private collectors.
As inflation spiraled out ò control, paper money suddenly became…………………
27. Principal(s)/principle(s)
Many people refuse to eat meat on ……………………..
The ……………………of the college is an ardent non-smoker.
The country’s ……………..products are paper and wood.
Not many people are familiar with the ……………………..of nuclear physics.
28. Process/procession.
The ………………made its way down the avenue.
Applying for a visa can be a long and frustrating …………………..
29. Raise/rise
As prices ……………….., demand usually drops.
In response to the current oil shortage, most airlines plan to ……………..their fares.
30. Respectable/respectful
The delegrates listened in ………………silence as the chairman spoke.
They want to bring up their children in an area which is considered to be ……………….
31. Treat/cure
Hospitals are so understaffed that they find almost impossible to ……………patients with minor injuries.
They were unable to ……………..the disease, and hundreds died as a result.
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