Confusing Words 1

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Confusing Words 1

big, great, high, large or tall

borrow or lend

bring or take

card, map, ticket, menu

country or land

do, go or play

do, have, make or take

good or well

how much or how many

it's or its

Confusing Words 2

life, live or lives

hear or listen

look, see or watch

make or do 1

make or do 2

a/an or some

a few, a little 1

a few, a little 2

a few, a little in sentences

much, many 1

much, many 2

much or many before nouns

much or many in questions

much or many in questions and negations

Confusing Words 3

some or any

some or any in sentences and questions 1

some or any in sentences and questions 2

something, someone, somewhere or anything, anyone, anywhere

say or tell

since or for 1

since or for 2

than or then

there, their or they're 1

there, their or they're 2

Confusing Words 4

this, that – these, those

Is there/Are there - Questions

Is there/Are there - Questions and answers

There is or There are

There is/There are or Is there/Are there

It's or There's

were, where, we're

were, where, we're or wear

while or during

Who's or Whose

you're or your

When do we use big, great, high, large and tall?

Word Explanation Example
big large in size, degree or amount a big stone
great large in size, degree or amount a great success
a great time
high measurement from the bottom to the top;
greater than normal
a high mountain;
a high level
large big in size and quantity a large country;
a large number of people
tall greater height than average a tall man

► We use high or tall when we talk about buildings.

1. big, great, high, large or tallChoose the correct answer.

1. There is a nice house with a garden.

2. Albert Eintsein was a physicist.

3. She is a very child for her age.

4. A rate of inflation makes exports uncompetitive.

5. My mother is six feet .

6. He is making a mistake.

7. Can you see the trees behind the lake?

8. The city has a level of pollution.

9. This pullover isn't enough.

10. My grandfather lived to a age.

  1. 1. There is a nice house with a big garden.
  2. 2. Albert Eintsein was a great physicist.
  3. 3. She is a very tall child for her age.
  4. 4. A high rate of inflation makes exports uncompetitive.
  5. 5. My mother is six feet tall.
  6. 6. He is making a big mistake.
  7. 7. Can you see the big trees behind the lake?
  8. 8. The city has a high level of pollution.
  9. 9. This pullover isn't big enough.
  10. 10. My grandfather lived to a great age.

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When do we use borrow and lend?

Word Explanation Example
borrow to take and use sth. that belongs to sb. else I'd like to borrow your umbrella.
lend to give sth. to sb. that belongs to you I can lend you my umbrella.
2. borrow or lendChoose the correct answer.

1. Could you me some money, please?

2. Some pupils can books from their school.

3. Will you me your umbrella till tomorrow?

4. Should I him my football?

5. You may my bike, but be careful.

6. Could I your cup?

7. You can your book to Steve.

8. Why do students so much money from their parents?

9. Peter won't his car to anyone.

10. Will your mother you some money?

  1. 1. Could you lend me some money, please?
  2. 2. Some pupils can borrow books from their school.
  3. 3. Will you lend me your umbrella till tomorrow?
  4. 4. Should I lend him my football?
  5. 5. You may borrow my bike, but be careful.
  6. 6. Could I borrow your cup?
  7. 7. You can lend your book to Steve.
  8. 8. Why do students borrow so much money from their parents?
  9. 9. Peter won't lend his car to anyone.
  10. 10.Will your mother lend you some money?


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When do we use bring and take?

Word Explanation Example
bring to come to a place Сan you bring me the Coke, please?
take to carry or move sth. from one place to another Can you take the book to the library, please?
3. bring or takeChoose the correct answer.

1. this book to the library, please.

2. Could you bring me some water, please?

3. He often his sister to her aunt.

4. When you come to my party, don't forget to something to drink.

5. Is Peter Steve to my party?

6. He is out the rubbish now.

7. Can you the CD to your uncle, please?

8. My husband often flowers when he comes home.

9. Would you this to the shop for me?

10. Can you the car to the garage on Wednesday?

  1. 1. Take this book to the library, please.
  2. 2. Could you bring me some water, please?
  3. 3. He often takes his sister to her aunt.
  4. 4. When you come to my party, don't forget to bring something to drink.
  5. 5. Is Peter bringing Steve to my party?
  6. 6. He is taking out the rubbish now.
  7. 7. Can you take the CD to your uncle, please?
  8. 8. My husband often brings flowers when he comes home.
  9. 9. Would you take this to the shop for me?
  10. 10. Can you take the car to the garage on Wednesday?

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When do we use country and land?

Word Explanation Example
card a piece of paper or plastic a birthday card;
a credit card;
map a drawing of an area, town a map of Italy;
a street map of Miami
ticket a piece of paper for official use (official document) a ticket to the show;
a parking ticket
menu list of the food in a restaurant;
list of choices on a computer screen
Use the pull-down menu to navigate the website.
4. card, map, ticket, menuChoose the correct answer.

1. She's writing a birthday right now.

2. Waiter, can you bring me the , please?

3.I got a for parking my car on the wrong side of the road.

4.How can I get from the airport to the city centre? - Have a look at the .

5.She has bought a for the cinema.

6.You must use the pull-down to save this file.

7.He won't find Italy on a of Asia.

8.There's no on this shirt. How much is it?

9.How many are in this game?

10.Here's my if you wish to phone me.

  1. 1. She's writing a birthday card right now.
  2. 2. Waiter, can you bring me the menu, please?
  3. 3. I got a ticket for parking my car on the wrong side of the road.
  4. 4. How can I get from the airport to the city centre? - Have a look at the map.
  5. 5. She has bought a ticket for the cinema.
  6. 6. You must use the pull-down menu to save this file.
  7. 7. He won't find Italy on a map of Asia.
  8. 8. There's no ticket on this shirt. How much is it?
  9. 9. How many cards are in this game?
  10. 10. Here's my card if you wish to phone me.

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When do we use do, go and play?

Word Explanation Example
country it has a government;
outside towns
France is a country in Europe.
I like to live in the country.
land ground;
on earth (but not sea);
in literature
This land is very dry.
I was happy to be on land again.
the land of the Rising Sun
5. country or landChoose the correct answer.

1. Do you like to live in the ?

2.Saudi Arabia is an oil producing .

3.We were glad to reach after six weeks at sea.

4.We spent a wonderful day out in the .

5.The farmers moved to more fertile .

6.Did they travel by or by air?

7.My friends moved to a foreign .

8.Japan is also called of the Rising Sun.

9.Mauritius is an independent .

10.Christopher Columbus set out to discover new .

  1. 1. Do you like to live in the country?
  2. 2. Saudi Arabia is an oil producing country.
  3. 3. We were glad to reach land after six weeks at sea.
  4. 4. We spent a wonderful day out in the country.
  5. 5. The farmers moved to more fertile land.
  6. 6. Did they travel by land or by air?
  7. 7. My friends moved to a foreign country.
  8. 8. Japan is also called Land of the Rising Sun.
  9. 9. Mauritius is an independent country.
  10. 10. Christopher Columbus set out to discover new lands.


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When do we use do, go and play?

Word Explanation Example
do be active do the shopping;
do gymastics
go to go somewhere to do something go fishing;
go sailing
play a game play cards;
play handball
6. do, go or playChoose the correct answer.

1. swimming

2. table-tennis

3. athletics

4. jogging

5. hiking

6. handball

7. judo

8. surfing

9. a crossword

10. play a game

  1. 1. go swimming
  2. 2. play table-tennis
  3. 3. do athletics
  4. 4. go jogging
  5. 5. go hiking
  6. 6. play handball
  7. 7. do judo
  8. 8. go surfing
  9. 9. do a crossword
  10. 10. play a game

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When do we use make and do?

Word Explanation Example
make to create sth. (you often use your hands) We make birdhouses every winter.
The pupils make a lot of noise in the break.
She makes me happy.
do an action you do not mention by name, mostly mental work;
mostly referred to the topic >work<
We make birdhouses every winter.
7. do, have, make or takeChoose the correct answer.

1. Please your homework this afternoon.

2. Hey Mark! You've a mistake.

3.Do you sugar in your coffee?

4. Did you a good trip?

5. We turns in throwing the dice.

6. Would you the shopping for me?

7. My sister Lisa is much progress with her French.

8. Did Alice this photo?

9. Has your brother the washing-up yet?

10. You'll a lot of fun in New York.

  1. 1. Please do your homework this afternoon.
  2. 2. Hey Mark! You've made a mistake.
  3. 3. Do you take sugar in your coffee?
  4. 4. Did you have a good trip?
  5. 5. We take turns in throwing the dice.
  6. 6. Would you do the shopping for me?
  7. 7. My sister Lisa is making much progress with her French.
  8. 8. Did Alice take this photo?
  9. 9. Has your brother done the washing-up yet?
  10. 10. You'll have a lot of fun in New York.

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When do we use good and well?

Word Explanation Example
good used as an adjective —» to describe a noun;
used as an adjective (with a verb, e.g. be, feel, look, smell, sound, taste —» to describe a noun)
You speak good English.
Your English is good.
That dress looks good on you.
well used as an adverb —» to describe a verb;
used as an adjective when we talk about a physical state (healthy, not ill) —» to describe a noun
You speak English well.
I'm very well, thank you.
8. good or wellChoose the correct answer.

1. Henry is a singer.

2. Olivia sings .

3.The pizza tastes .

4. He did on the exams.

5. My grandma is 90 years old and she can see pretty .

6. He plays football very .

7. Jason has the flu, he does not look .

8. Jack looks in that suit.

9.- How are you? - I'm .

10. Lisa speaks English, but she doesn't speak French very well.

  1. 1. Henry is a good singer.
  2. 2. Olivia sings well.
  3. 3. The pizza tastes good.
  4. 4. He did well on the exams.
  5. 5. My grandma is 90 years old and she can see pretty well.
  6. 6. He plays football very well.
  7. 7. Jason has the flu, he does not look well.
  8. 8. Jack looks good in that suit.
  9. 9. - How are you? - I'm well.
  10. 10. Lisa speaks good English, but she doesn't speak French very well.


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1. When do we use much and when many?

  • much: uncountable nouns (milk, marmalade, money, time etc.)
  • many: countable nouns (bottles of milk, jars of marmalade, dollars, minutes etc.)

Examples:

  • How much money have you got?
  • How many dollars have you got?

In informal English these questions are often answered with a lot of, lots of. There is no much difference between the two phrases.

2. When do we use a little/little and when a few/few?

  • a little: non countable nouns (milk, marmalade, money, time etc.)
  • a few: countable nouns (bottles of milk, jars of marmalade, dollars, minutes etc.)

Examples:

  • He has a little money left.
  • He has a few dollars left.

We use few and little without the article a to point out a more negative meaning.

Examples:

  • A few students of our school know this. (There are some student who know it.)
  • Few students know this. (It is almost unknown.)
9. how much or how manyChoose the correct answer.

1. stars are there in the sky?

2. people live on islands?

3. birds are there?

4. water is in the ocean?

5. money is in a bank?

6. countries are there in the world?

7. bread is eaten in the world per day?

8. bones are there in the human body?

9. sand is in the deserts?

10. information is on the internet?

  1. 1. How many stars are there in the sky?
  2. 2. How many people live on islands?
  3. 3. How many birds are there?
  4. 4. How much water is in the ocean?
  5. 5. How much money is in a bank?
  6. 6. How many countries are there in the world?
  7. 7. How much bread is eaten per day?
  8. 8. How many bones are there in the human body?
  9. 9. How much sand is in the deserts?
  10. 10. How much information is on the internet?


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When do we use it's and its?

Word Explanation Example
it's Short/contracted form of it is;
Short/contracted form of it has
It's a boy.
It's been raining for five hours now.
its Possessive determiners never have apostrophes. England is famous for its castles.
10. it's or itsChoose the correct answer.

1. What's the time? ten past twelve.

2. Put the CD in place, please.

3. My hometown is famous for old buildings.

4. I can't find my budgie, I think flown away.

5. Peter, never too late to learn how to play the piano.

6. The wolf made way close to our house.

7. been raining for five hours.

8. I'm interested in Denmark and people.

9. I think nice to have a dog.

10. Look at the horse! hurt its hoof.

  1. 1. What's the time? It's ten past twelve.
  2. 2. Put the CD in its place, please.
  3. 3. My hometown is famous for its old buildings.
  4. 4. I can't find my budgie, I think it's flown away.
  5. 5. Peter, it's never too late to learn how to play the piano.
  6. 6. The wolf made its way close to our house.
  7. 7. It's been raining for five hours.
  8. 8. I'm interested in Denmark and its people.
  9. 9. I thinkit'snice to have a dog.
  10. 10. Look at the horse!It'shurt its hoof.


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