PROBLEM PAIRS (2)
Ma is tíz könnyen összekeverhető szópárt (principal / principle, grateful / thankful, lend / borrow, quite / quiet, canal / channel, priceless / valueless, invaluable / worthless, continuously / continually, hard / hardly, avoid / prevent) gyakorolhattok egy újabb feladatsoron. A megoldásokat is megtaláljátok a lap alján.
1. principal / principle
a. Telling lies is against his ...
b. He believed in the ... that all men are equal.
c. Mr Williams is the ... of this college.
d. Oxford Street is one of the ... shopping centres of London.
2. grateful / thankful
a. I'm very ... to you for your help.
b. He was very ashamed of what he had done and was ... that his family didn't know about it.
c. We were all ... that the weather was good for the picnic.
d. She was very ... to her parents for their advice and support.
3. lend / borrow
a. Can you ... me some money till Monday?
b. Ireland had to ... some money from the World Bank.
c. We ... books from the library.
d. I'll ... you my car if you promise to drive carefully.
4. quite / quiet
a. It's noisy here. Let's find a ... place.
b. I'm ... satisfied, thank you.
c. Sometimes she longed for the peace and ... of the country.
d. He hadn't ... finished when I came in.
5. canal / channel
a. The shortest sea-route from Europe to India is through the Suez ...
b. Before railways the ... between cities were important routes of transport.
c. The seaway between Britain and France is often called the 'English ...'
d. He was bored by the television programme so he changed to a different ...
6. priceless / valueless
a. The painting turned out to be ..., so we threw it away.
b. The Crown Jewels of the Royal Family cannot be insured. They are ...
c. The contents of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence are, of course, ... .They are of incalculable value.
d. Although these stamps are ..., I like them for their colour and design.
7. invaluable / worthless
a. A cassette-recorder is ... in a pronunciation class.
b. Thank you so much for your advice. It was ...
c. The information was completely false, quite ...
d. These bank notes are no longer in use. I'm afraid they're ... .
8. continuously / continually
a. She is ... coming late!
b. It rained ... for three hours this morning.
c. The firemen worked ... through the night to put out the flames.
d. I'm afraid you ... make the same mistakes in your work.
9. hard / hardly
a. She's a ... worker.
b. She works very ...
c. I was so tired I could ... speak.
d. He had ... got home when the phone rang.
10. avoid / prevent
a. I try to ... travelling in the rush hour. It's so tiring.
b. The police managed to ... the crowd from moving forward.
c. We must do something to ... such a thing happening again.
d. He swerved to the left to ... the car coming towards him.
1. a.principles b.principle c.principal d.principal
2. a.grateful b.thankful c.thankful d.grateful
3. a.lend b.borrow c.borrow d.lend
4. a.quiet b.quite c.quiet d.quite
5. a.Canal b.canals c.Channel d.channel
6. a.valueless b.priceless c.priceless d.valueless
7. a.invaluable b.invaluable c.worthless d.worthless
8. a.continually b.continuously c.continuously d.continually
9. a.hard b.hard c.hardly d.hardly
10. a.avoid b.prevent c.prevent d.avoid