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Choose the antonym

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In this exercise you must find the antonyms of the the key words. An antonym is an opposite word (a synonym is a word that has the same meaning). Take a look at the following words and then choose the words which have the opposite meaning. Only choose one antonym for each question.

For example, big is the antonym of small.

 

Describing graphs

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In the English-speaking business world you may have to discuss the information on graphs. Here we take a look at some of the vocabulary we use to describe graph trends.

Education vocabulary

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How many words can you find?

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How to use 'take'

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'Take a chance'

Let's take a look at the word take. This words is used in many collocations. To help you to learn English it is important for you to know about collocations. Here are some basic sentences using take. Complete the sentences with the correct word from the list below:

Time idioms

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Time is a precious. Most of us don't have enough of it and wish we had more. There are lots of English expressions using time. Here are 20 of them and what they mean. Check them out, there's no time to lose:

on time

to be on time means not to be late. You arrive at the right time.

Reading an email and questions

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Read this email from Samantha about her first day in work and answer the questions:

Hey Jo,

Giving advice

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Here are some ways which we can give give advice or make recommendations:

For example, imagine that your friend is worried that she is getting fat. She asks you for some advice. You can respond using the following phrases:

Have something done

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Take a look at these two sentences. What is the difference in meaning between them?

'I cut my hair.'
'I have my hair cut.'

'I cut my hair' means that I do it myself.
'I have my hair cut means someone cuts my hair for me (in this case it's probably a hairdresser).

We use have something done to mean another person does a service for us.

Things you use in an office

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Here are 13 items that you probably see every day in your office. Do you know the English names for them? Let's find out.

Match the 13 words to the pictures below:

drawing pin / file / sellotape / calculator / rubber / stapler / hole punch / glue / paper clip / scissors / ruler / photocopier / paper cutter 

 

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