小測驗 — 英語常見易混詞(一)

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英語中有一些詞語雖然意思相近,但用法卻完全不同。比如,動詞 「earn、gain、get」 和 「have」 都有 「拿到、得到一樣東西」 的意思,但它們當中只有一個詞可以與名詞 「living」 搭配使用,表示 「謀生」。再如,動詞 「speak、say、tell」 和 「talk」 都有 「說」 的意思,但只有一個詞可以與 「lies」 搭配使用,表示 「說謊」。考一考你是否已經掌握了下列題目中易混詞的用法,做小測驗。

1. My boss promised he would give me a bonus for all the hard work I’ve done. I hope he _______ his word.

a) does

b) keeps

c) holds

d) takes

2. It really annoys me when I see someone behind me _______ the queue to get served first.

a) jumping over

b) missing

c) overtaking

d) jumping

3. The best way to _______ a living is to do something you love.

a) earn

b) gain

c) get

d) have

4. The first scene from the play was easy to understand – but the rest of the scenes I didn’t _______ a clue what was happening!

a) get

b) see

c) have

d) know

5. The meeting was boring, so I _______ an excuse to leave early.

a) put

b) made

c) said

d) did

6. My friend Samir has a fantastic apartment where he _______ the best parties!

a) throws

b) does

c) makes

d) realises

7. When you write a story, the most important thing to do is to _______ the scene straight away.

a) show

b) lay

c) put

d) set

8. One of my friends is always _______ lies. I can never trust her.

a) saying

b) telling

c) speaking

d) talking

答案

1) b, 2) d, 3) a, 4) c, 5) b, 6) a, 7) d, 8) b.