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    • Join Date: Oct 2007
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    Exclamation Very important, please help me with this...

    Hi everyone,

    I have some problems with getting below exercises correct. I would highly appreciate if someone could help me with them. I need them very badly...
    and as soon as possible.....

    Thank you very much,

    1. Vocabulary
    Why shouldn't the following pairs of words be taught as exact synonyms?

    a) large/great b) tall/high c) lazy/idle d) begin/start

    2. Language function
    The following language forms are used to request others to perform an action:

    Do me a favour and pass that paper, will you?
    Could you possibly pass me that paper?
    You couldn't pass me that paper, could you?

    a) Give examples of three further forms that might be used to make similar requests.
    b) What factors are relevant in deciding which of these forms to use in a given situation?

    I tried to solve them and my answers were unfortunately incorrect. Please find them below:

    a) large/ great – ‘large’ accords to the size, whereas, ‘great’ to the quality
    b) tall/high – we use them in a similar meaning but we do not use ‘high’ to describe people, animals, trees and plants

    c) lazy/idle – ‘lazy’ – somebody’s choice not to do anything, ‘idle’ there is nothing to do, it’s the opposite to ‘busy’
    d) begin/start – both mean the same, however, ‘start’ is also a noun and ‘begin’ is more formal.

    and ...

    Language Function

    Can you call me back?
    Do you mind calling me back?
    Would it be possible for you to call me back?
    The factors that are relevant in deciding which of these forms to use in a given situation: a) To whom are we talking to, b) level of formality c) the level of emphasis

    I would highly appreciate if you could take a look and correct me.
    Thank you very much,

    edyta1


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    #2

    Re: Very important, please help me with this...

    Are these exercises you are to do? In which case, you need to make a try at them and see what we think afterwards.

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