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The words which are usually confused(Слова, которые часто путают)

Работу выполнила:

учитель английского языка первой категории

Васильченко Тамара Николаевна

The aim of this presentation is to help students learn the differences between some English words that are very often confused with one another. One Russian word may have two or more English translations. There are a lot of such words. But which ones does one choose and how must they be used?


To hold means to have in the hands,to support with the hand

To keep means to preserve or to maintain (хранить)

The lady is holding the mobile telephone in her hand.

The American keeps his dollars in a big sack.

Fill in the blanks with to hold or to keep

1.The coat is quite wet; … it near the fire for a few minutes.

2.Will you … the bag for me?

3.The little girl was … her father’s hand.

4.Where do you … your tortoise?

5.A poorly-dressed man was sitting in front of the fire. He was … his head in his hands.

6.If you … my box a minute, I’ll go and get you a chair.

7.We must not … library books more than ten days.

8.We must … the tram ticket till we are out of the tram.

9.Where do you … your wollen dress in summer?


The Elephant is carrying a flag

The postman brings me a newspaper every morning

The secretary is taking documents аway from her boss.

To carrydoes not indicate direction.

To take indicates direction awayfrom the speaker.

Tobringindicates directiontowards the speaker or to his home.

Fill in the blanks with the verbsto carry, to bring or to take

1.The autumn came and ….with it heavy clouds.

2.I have … home several interesting magazines.

3.Please … this letter to the mail-box.

4.None of them come home without … something.

5.Tell him to go away and … his dog with him.

6.In some countries people … loads(грузы) on their heads.

7.The guide … us to museums and galleries.

8.Charlie arrived and … the doctor in his car.

9.The old woman asked the girl to … the vase with fruits to the people sitting in the shade of the tree.


An event is an important happening.

An incident is a happening of secondary importance,

an episode.

An accident is an unexpected misfortune, a bad happening that causes injury (травма),

loss (потеря), suffering or death.

Graduating from Moscow University was a grate event in her life.

This unpleasant incident helped him to buy a new computer.

The man met with accident that made him disabled for ever.

Fill in the blanks with the words event, incident, accident

1.The book contains a number of funny….

2.If you drive carefully you will not meet with an ….

3.Then she asked about a scar (шрам) on his cheek. “It was just

an …” he said.

4.Though he tried hard he could not forget the unpleasant ….

5.The launching (запуск) of the first sputnik was a great … in the life of the people.

6.We laughed gaily when he finished telling us about that

funny ….

7.There are very many automobile … in London because the traffic is very heavy there.


To dress means to put on clothes

To wear means to have on the

body or about the person.

To put on means to place clothes on any part of our body, opposite - to take off

She is dressed like a real lady.

Mike, put on your sweater and

woollen scarf. It’s very cold today.

The students of our school wear a very elegant uniform.

Fill in the blanks with to dress, to put on or to wear

1.During the flight, Aleksey Leonov … a special-suit, left the spaceship and floated at the distance of 5 metres from the spaceship.

2.The man we met was … a cotton shirt and trousers.

3.It was pleasant to see her … in a national costume.

4.Why don’t‘ you … a hat? The sun is very strong.

5.They asked me how he was … but I could not recollect what he

was … that day.

6.Please help me to … the children.

7.She is so beautiful and she … well.

8.Don’t … your overcoat, it’s very warm outside.

9.”Is she always … in white?” – “ Yes, she enjoys … white”.

10.He was still … when I came in.

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