Exercice vocabulaire anglais faux amis

EXO

Complétez les phrases avec le mot qui convient:

1. Did you know that Chrissie got  (embarassed / pregnant) on holiday in Ibiza?

2. The  (signature / subject) I hate most is maths.

3. Sarah is a very  (kind / sympathetic) person.

4. Keep  (removing / stirring) the soup the whole time.

5. I couldn‘t agree more. That’s a very  (sensible / sensitive) idea.

6. The film The 0uie!Amen’can was a box-office  (exit / success).

7. How many  (idioms / languages) can you speak?

8.  (Actua|Iy / Nowadays) I’m living with my parents again.

9. The poor live in the  (slums / suburbs).

10. The police came to my  (assistance / attendance).

11. I’ve got  (a cold / constipation). Pass me a tissue, please.

12. I was only living with my parents  (eventually / temporarily).

13. The government have  (inverted / invested) a lot of money in the new scheme.

14. Do not  (mvertfinvest) this package.

15. The Englishman wearing navy blue socks with sandals is a bit of a  (stereotype / topic) in Spain.

16. He never stops moving some part of his body. He finds it impossible to  (keep quiet / keep still).

17. We didn’t enjoy the wedding  (absolutely / at all).

18. English is very  (important / interesting) for my job.

19. All my immediate family live in England but I have a lot of  (parents / relatives) in Canada.

20. My  (joumey / working day) is from 8 am to 5 pm but it only takes me twenty minutes to get to the office.

21. The Red Cross are  (controlling / monitoring) the situation in the north very closely.

22. The rebels are  (controlling / monitoring) the entire north of the country.

23.  (Eventually / Temporarily), we decided to go on holiday rather than buy a plasma TV.

 


RÉPONSES

  1. Did you know that Chrissie got pregnant on holiday in Ibiza?
  2. The subject I hate most is maths.
  3. Sarah is a very kind person.
  4. Keep stirring the soup the whole time.
  5. I couldn’t agree more. That’s a very sensible idea.
  6. The film The Quiet American was a box-office success.
  7. How many languages can you speak?
  8. Nowadays I’m living with my parents again.
  9. The poor live in the slums.
  10. The police came to my assistance.
  11. I’ve got a cold. Pass me a tissue. please.
  12. I was only living with my parents temporarily.
  13. The government have invested a lot of money in the new scheme.
  14. Do not invert this package.
  15. The Englishman wearing navy blue socks with sandals is a bit of a stereotype in Spain.
  16. He never stops moving some part of his body. He finds it impossible to keep still.
  17. We didn’t enjoy the wedding at all.
  18. English is very important for my job.
  19. All my immediate family live in England but I have a lot of relatives in Canada.
  20. My working day is from 8 am to 5 pm but it only take me twenty minutes to get to the office.
  21. The Red Cross are monitoring the situation in the north very closely.
  22. The rebels are controlling the entire north of the country.
  23. Eventually. we decided to go on holiday rather than buy plasma TV.
FRENCH ENGLISH Example
Incorrect Correct
Achever Achieve Complete / finish The renovation was finished at the end of 2010.
We have completed the programme.
Actuellement Actually At the moment, currently. At the moment I am revising my English.
Affluence Affluence Crowds There were crowds of people in the streets.
Agenda Agenda Diary I note all my appointments in my diary.
Ancien Ancient Former Our former chairman was more dynamic.
Assister a Assist Attend All the personnel must attend the meeting.
Avertissement Advertisement Warning The message was sent as a warning.
Bail Bail Lease We can move in as soon as we sign the lease.
Blesser Bless Hurt / injure He was injured in a road accident.
Bribes Bribes Scraps, snatches He overheard snatches of the conversation.
Chance Chance Luck Good luck! I hope you’ll be as lucky as Tom.
Coin Coin Corner The cinema is at the corner of the street.
Commander Command Order He ordered food for everybody.
Conducteur Conductor Driver She told the driver to be careful on the roads.
Confection Confection Clothing industry He works in the clothing industry.
Controle Control Check Tickets are checked before boarding.
Deception Deception Disappointment His failure was a big disappointment.
Decevoir Deceive Disappoint The players were disappointed not to win.
Delai Delay Time limit/deadline We were given a time limit. Friday is the deadline.
Envie Envy Want / feel like I don’t want to go/ I don’t feel like going.
Eventuellement Eventually Possibly/perhaps/if need be Perhaps/If need be I could send a fax.
Formidable Formidable Great/terrific You did a terrific job!
Fortuné Fortunate Wealthy, well-off The money was donated by a wealthy man.
Fournitures Furniture Supplies Julie is responsible for office supplies.
Gentil Gentle Nice / kind She’s a nice person. Her remarks are always kind.
Grief (faire) Grieve Reproach Amy reproached Tom for breaking his promise.
Habit Habit Clothes/ dress The old man was wearing his Sunday clothes.
Ignorer Ignore Not pay attention
take no notice
know nothing
It’s best not to pay attention to his behaviour.
Take no notice of him!
I know nothing about the incident.
Important Important Big / large There was a big crowd waiting to see the Queen.

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