Easily Confused words Same or Different Pairwork

Student A

By first of all reading out the word in italics and then the whole sentence, decide if the word you have and the word your partner has have the same of different meanings.

  1. I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard about nine eleven.
  2. I think sneakers should only be worn for sport, not as everyday clothes and certainly not with a school uniform.
  3. I keep a torch near my front door in case there is a disaster like an earthquake.
  4. I think having one of my days off in the middle of the week instead of on a Saturday would be okay.
  5. My family are so busy that we usually communicate by leaving notes for each other on the fridge door.
  6. I have my eyes tested once a year but I don’t ever remember having a hearing test.
  7. I think they way that the news cameramen stick their video cameras and microphones in to famous people’s faces is horrible.
  8. I would never give a job to someone who doesn’t wear a watch.
  9. I don’t think it’s worth paying extra for a luxurious hotel room when you only sleep there and spend most of the day out sightseeing.

Do you think any of the sentences above are true for your partner? Tell them which sentences and check.

 

Discuss the words and expressions below with a partner- do they have the same or different meanings?

A truck/ a lorry                                                                  A theatre/ a movie theatre

A snack bar/ a bar                                                             The steering wheel/ handlebars

A supermarket/ a market                                                  Stress/ accent

A milky tea/ a white tea                                                    A spell/ the spelling

Rough clothes/ casual clothes                                        A master/ a landlord

A bargain/ a sale                                                               a flight attendant/ an air stewardess

A carrier bag/ a plastic bag                                              A sofa/ an armchair

Football/ soccer                                                                 A health centre/ a recreation centre

A movie/ a film                                                                   Classic music/ classical music

Your hip/ your waist/ your buttocks                              A hint/ a clue

Cunning/ cheating                                                           A demo/ a demonstration
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Easily Confused words Same or Different Pairwork

Student B

By first of all reading out the word in italics and then the whole sentence, decide if the word you have and the word your partner has have the same of different meanings.

 

  1. If my child went missing for even 5 minutes I would phone nine one one.
  2. I often put on my trainers and go for a jog around the park.
  3. Always take a big flashlight with you when you go camping. It not only lights your way but can also be an effective weapon for self-defence.
  4. The summer holidays are always so hot and crowded that it’s better just to stay at home.
  5. I write all my English down neatly in a notebook, but then never look at it again.
  6. The most difficult part of TOEIC is the listening test.
  7. I can’t tell the difference between pictures by professional photographers and a normal person’s holiday snaps.
  8. Having a clock on the wall you can check the time with during work makes the day seem to go slower.
  9. I think Julia Roberts is the most gorgeous actress on the screen.

Do you think any of the sentences above are true for your partner? Tell them which sentences and check.

 

Discuss the words and expressions below with a partner- do they have the same or different meanings?

 

A truck/ a lorry                                                                  A theatre/ a movie theatre

A snack bar/ a bar                                                             The steering wheel/ handlebars

A supermarket/ a market                                                  Stress/ accent

A milky tea/ a white tea                                                    A spell/ the spelling

Rough clothes/ casual clothes                                        A master/ a landlord

A bargain/ a sale                                                               a flight attendant/ an air stewardess

A carrier bag/ a plastic bag                                              A sofa/ an armchair

Football/ soccer                                                                 A health centre/ a recreation centre

A movie/ a film                                                                   Classic music/ classical music

Your hip/ your waist/ your buttocks                              A hint/ a clue

Cunning/ cheating                                                           A demo/ a demonstration

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One Response to Easily Confused words Same or Different Pairwork

  1. Vin says:

    answers?

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