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thuhientran88



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Bài gửiTiêu đề: change/ adapt/adjust...   Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:30 am

Who wants to do this exercise? :-D I think it is very useful for writing skill :-D very helpful for paraphrasing.

Look at the pairs of sentences in 1-20 and choose a verb in bold which can be used with both sentences. In some cases, the meaning of the verb may change slightly. Then use a dictionary to find other objects which can be used with the verbs.
adapt    adjust       alter       cure       demote        disappear                 dissolve                  exchange        expand         fade          increase         promote             reduce        renew          renovate           replace           swell          switch          transform          vary 
1. - We need to ........................these cars so disabled people can drive them.
    - The country found it hard to .....................adapt to the new government.
2. - To make sure your car is safe, you should check and .....................the brakes on a regular basis.
    - He found it hard to .............................to living in a tropical country.
3. - You must ........................the voltage or the system will blow up.
    - He decided to ........................his appearance by having a plastic surgery.
4. - Our bills will be less if we .......................from gas to electricity.
    - They had to ................switch flights at Heathrow Airport.
5. - You can't ..........................the terms of the contract once it has been signed.
    - He wants to ....................his appearance.
6. - It will help your digestion if you ...............your diet.
    - Prices of flats ..................from a few thousand to millions of pounds.
7. - We need to ...............our pounds for dollars.
    - You can usually .................goods which are faulty if you show the receipt.
8. - We have had to .................our sales force to cope with the extra demand.
    - Water will ...................when it is frozen.
9. - The price of oil will......................next year.
    - Most bosses refuse to .......................salaries when they are asked.
10. - The management decided to ....................the company and sell the offices.
    - ........................the sugar in boiling water.
11. - More and more people are moving to cities ..........................the population there.
   - The wasp sting caused his leg to ...............up.
12. - The market for typewriters will probably .........................completely in the next few years.
   - The police are baffled by the increasing number of people who .........................each year.
13. - The old contract ran out and we had to .....................it.
  - Many people argue that it's futile to ........................old hostilities.
14. - They have received funds to ........................the old buildings.
 - The house is in good structural condition, but we need to ........................the central heating system.
15. - The boss offered to .......................him from salesman to manager..
 - Our main aim is to ....................tourism in the country.
16. - They wanted to .......................me from manager to salesperson.
  - If we ..............you, you will lose a large part of your salary.
17. - If you wash it too much, the color will..............................
  - We watched the islands .....................away into the distance.
18. - The company decided to........................the permanent staff with freelancers.
  - You must ............................the books on the shelf when you have finished with them.
19. - The doctors were unable to .......................her illness.
 - .........................the meat in salt water for between three and five days.
20. - Governments are trying to..........................pollution.
  - The best way to save money is to .........................the number of staff.
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nguyenducphuong



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Bài gửiTiêu đề: Re: change/ adapt/adjust...   Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:45 am

It's really interesting and challenging. I'll do it tomorrow. ^^
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Bài gửiTiêu đề: Re: change/ adapt/adjust...   Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:12 am

1-adjust
2-adapt
3-switch
4-alter
5-disappear
6-vary
7-exchange
8-transform
9-increase
10-dissolve
11-swell
12-expand
13-renew
14-renovate
15-promote
16-demote
17-fade
18-replace
19-cure
20-reduce
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thuhientran88



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Bài gửiTiêu đề: Re: change/ adapt/adjust...   Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:47 pm

:-D your score is 13/20 :-DHere is the key1. adapt : to change smt to make it suitable for a different purpose.2.adjust: to change smt slightly to make it more suitable for a new set of condition.3.:transform: to change smt completely4. switch : to change from one thing to an other 5. alter: to become different. to make change sth to a piece of clothing so that it will fit you better.6. vary      7.exchange8. expand: to become greater in size.9.increase      10.dissolve        11.swell             12.disappear          13.renew           14.renovate      15.promote             16.demote  17. fade            18.replace           19.cure          20.reduce  
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Bài gửiTiêu đề: Re: change/ adapt/adjust...   Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:49 pm

:-D your score is 13/20 :-DHere is the key                1. adapt : to change smt to make it suitable for a different purpose.          2.adjust: to change smt slightly to make it more suitable for a new set of condition.                 3.:transform: to change smt completely                 4. switch : to change from one thing to an other                          5. alter: to become different. to make change sth to a piece of clothing so that it will fit you better                      .6. vary      7.exchange                8. expand: to become greater in size                 .9.increase      10.dissolve        11.swell             12.disappear          13.renew           14.renovate      15.promote             16.demote  17. fade            18.replace           19.cure          20.reduce  
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Bài gửiTiêu đề: Re: change/ adapt/adjust...   Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:52 am

1. adapt
- We need to adapt these cars so disabled people can drive them.
- The country found it hard to adapt adapt to the new government. => adapt adapt ??!!!
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