English teachers are always telling you to be careful with some English words because they sound similar to other words which have VERY different meanings – here we will help you understand some of them!
- I accept that the planet is round because there is evidence to prove that it is.
- I went to the shop to buy some new shoes but they didn’t accept credit cards so I couldn’t buy them! I’m really sad.
- I want to help my uncles fix his house but he is very proud and he won’t accept any help.
- I like all animals except for snakes because they are evil!
- I love eating fruit, except for grapes because they make me feel ill.
- I am having a party this weekend and everybody is invited except for John. He always causes trouble at parties!
- Juan gave me the nicest compliment ever! He said that I look like a super model!
- Compliments to the chef, our food was incredible!
- I would like to compliment the artist who created this master piece!
- I think you are a fantastic English teacher. Thank you! (This is a compliment)
- You are a fantastic English student, please continue to work so hard! (This is a compliment)
- This ice-cream complements the chocolate very well. It’s a great combination!
- The colour of your t-shirt really complements your trousers! It’s a great match!
- Wine really complements cheese very well! I should eat it more often!
- I am sick of Britain. I am going to emigrate to Barcelona!
- I hate the rain in England. I wish I could emigrate to a warmer country!
- I keep getting sunburnt in Barcelona so I am going to emigrate to Britain!
- My friend came to visit me in Barcelona and loved it so much that he is going to immigrate here!
- I have been living in Barcelona for 3 years. I immigrated here in 2009!
- Be VERY careful with that liquid. It is highly flammable and dangerous!
- Be VERY careful with that liquid. It is highly inflammable and dangerous!
- It’s a beautiful day!
- It’s my book!
- It’s a Spanish song!
- The dog was big and its fur was brown.
- I’ve lost my book. Have you seen it? Its cover is blue and grey.
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