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Building Vocabulary - Condition and Changes

Anindya Kumar G.
22/12/2016 0 2

It is important to build ones vocabulary when learning to speak English. Keep a record of new words that you come across or learn and review them from time to time and try to use them. Read up as much as possible from good books and newspapers or magazines. Keep a dictionary handy – it is easy to carry one nowadays – you will find many dictionary apps for mobile phones (the good news is they are free).

Let’s look at some conditional statements (words) –

A>  You can’t go to the University if you don’t score well in examinations

Replace the “if” with the word “unless” and it becomes-

You can’t go to the University UNLESS you score well in examinations

B> Some countries will never be able to rectify their deficits even if they work very hard

Change the sentence with “no matter how”

Some countries will never be able to rectify their deficits no matter how hard they work.

Now let’s look at words for “Change”

  1. Look at the verbs and the pairs of sentences below – Use a VERB from the box that can FIT into both the sentences. In some cases you will see that the meaning of the verb change slightly. It is Fun try it out.

 ==============================VERBS =============================

  adapt  = adjust = alter = cure =demote = disappear= dissolve= exchange= expand= fade= increase= promote=reduce = renew = renovate = replace =swell = switch = transform =vary


Ø  We need to ________________ these cars so disabled people  can drive them

Ø The country found it hard to ___________ to the new government

Ø  If trousers are too tight then take them back to the shop to _____________ them

Ø He found it hard to ____________ to living in a tropical country

Ø  You must ____________ the voltage or the system will blow up

Ø He decided to _________ his appearance be having plastic surgery

Ø  Our bills will be less if we ___________ from gas to electricity

Ø They had to ___________ flights at Heathrow Airport

Ø  You can’t ___________ the terms of the contract once it has been signed

Ø He wants to ________________ his appearance

Ø  IT will help your digestion if you ___________ your diet

Ø Prices of flats _________ from a few thousand to millions pounds

Ø  We need to __________ our sales force to cope with extra demand

Ø Water will ____________ when it is frozen

Ø  The price of oil will _____________ next year

Ø Most bosses refuse to ___________ salaries when they are asked

Ø  The management decided to __________ the company and sell the offices

Ø ____________ the sugar in boiling water

Ø  More and more people are moving to cities to ___________the population there

Ø The wasp sting caused his leg to ______________ up

Ø  The market for typewriters will probably ___________ completely in the few years

Ø The police are baffled by the increasing number of people who _________ each year

Ø  The old contract ran out and we had to __________ it

Ø Many people   argue that it is futile to ____________ old hostilities

Ø  They have received funds to ___________ the old buildings

Ø We need to ___________ the central heating as it is old and worn out

Ø  The boss offered to  ___________ him from salesman to manager

Ø Our aim is to _______________ tourism in the country

Ø  They wanted to ______________ from manager to salesperson

Ø If we _______________ you, you lose a large part of your salary

Ø  If you wash it too much the colour will  ___________

Ø We watched the islands ____________ away into the distance

Ø  The company decided to __________ the permanent staff with freelancers

Ø You must ____________ the books on the shelf after you have finished reading

Ø  The doctors were unable to __________ her illness

Ø ____________ the meat in salt water for between three and five days

Ø  Governments are trying to ____________ pollution

Ø The best way to save money is to _________ the number of staff


In case you want answers to these write in a line – I will send the answers.

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Anindya Kumar G. | 22/02/2017

Krishna unfortunately I do not have your email address

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Krishna | 05/02/2017

please send me the answer

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