Monthly Archive: 2013. január

Confusable words 2/Könnyen összekeverhető szavak 2.

Confusion cartoon

Choose the correct word in the sentences.                                                                  The skirt does not fit. I’ll have to have it changed/altered. Where were you trained/educated to be a doctor? My younger brother is studying to be an electrical/electric engineer. I wish you grew up, Paul! You are so childlike/childish. There is a rumour/reputation going round the office …

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Agreeing and disagreeing/Egyetértés, egyet nem értés


Here is a list of useful phrases on agreeing and disagreeing from the simplest to the most complex ones:         • Yes. • True. • That’s right. • I don’t think so. • I can’t agree. • Oh, surely not. • True enough. • I absolutely agree. • I couldn’t agree more. • I’m not …

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Giving your opinion/Vélemény kinyilvánítása


Here is a list of useful phrases on giving your opinion from the simplest to the most complex ones:            • I think this is the best club. • I believe this is the best club. • I feel this is the best club. • Well, I must say this is the best club. • …

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Cheddar cheese

Complete the sentences with the words given.                                                        is           cheese           made           without      regions        name          flavour          recipe       Cheese and salad sandwiches, Welsh Rarebit (a tasty cheese mixture toasted on bread), and Ploughman’s lunch (a wedge of cheese served with crusty bread and pickles) are firm favourites. Traditional cheeses are …

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Ceremony of the Keys/Kulcsátadási ceremónia

Ceremony of the Keys

Choose the word that fits in the sentence.                                                  „Halt! Who comes there?” „The keys.” „Whose keys?” „Queen Elizabeth’s Keys.” „Pass Queen Elizabeth’s Keys – all’s well.” This exchange can be heard every night at the Tower of London just as it 1. has/have been for the last 700 years or more. The Ceremony of the …

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The Proms/Promenád koncertek

The Proms

Complete the sentences with the words given.   other           by            smoking           loversstand          in             styles                during       The audience is responsible for the very name of a popular series of concerts enjoyed by music 1……………………… every summer. The ’Promenade Concerts’, better known as the Proms, were so named because originally the audience ’promenaded’ or …

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Tate Gallery/A Tate Galéria

Tate Gallery

Choose the word that fits in the sentence.                                                              The 1. originally/original Tate Gallery, opened in 1897, was designed to house a collection of paintings and sculpture donated to the nation by the sugar merchant, Sir Henry Tate. Since its opening in May 2000, the Tate’s newest gallery, Tate Modern, has been an overwhelming 2. …

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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

 Choose the word that fits in the sentence.   The novelist, Charles Dickens (1812-70) began his writing career 1. as/like a journalist on a London newspaper, and his novels were first published as serials in periodicals. Dicken’s most famous stories 2. contain/include Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Great Expectations and David Copperfield. His works often highlight …

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William Shakespeare


Complete the text with the words given.                                                        from       time       popular       able     ground      actor      composers     known     Shakespeare is renowned around the world and his plays are widely performed to this day. The best 1. ……………… include Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Translated into over …

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National Parks/Nemzeti parkok


Choose the word that fits in the sentence.   The British countryside is remarkably 1. diverse/diversity and attracts millions of visitors every year. Many of them come to see the beautiful 2. view/scenery in the National Parks and Other Areas of Natural Beauty, areas that are protected by law to conserve the outstanding countryside. The …

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