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Exercise "Confusion and false friends", created by anonyme (a free exercise to learn English):
Results of the 3 968 people who have taken this test:
Average mark: 53.5 / 100 Share
Latest member with a 100/100 (perfect mark): gogopet / SWITZERLAND, on Sunday 03 January - 13:02:
"Mistake 19. before the conflit began. Thank you very much for the exercise!"
They got a perfect mark
Stats (2806 candidates)
Question 1 passed: 66.4 %
The police took immediate * when they realised the situation was getting out of hand.
Question 2 passed: 61.9 %
Can you * me on the best course of action to take?
Question 3 passed: 61.7 %
He offered me some excellent *.
Question 4 passed: 63.4 %
Cuts in spending will have a serious * on the national health service.
Question 5 passed: 69.3 %
The strike will seriously * train service.
Question 6 passed: 48.6 %
Most people are * of the need to protect the environment.
Question 7 passed: 44.3 %
The computer has given us * problems ever since we installed it.
Question 8 passed: 61.1 %
The plan was good in theory. *, in practice it was extremely difficult to implement.
Question 9 passed: 53.4 %
The plan was excellent. *, it was clear from the begining that it was going to be a success.
Question 10 passed: 52.7 %
An * amount of money was wasted. What a pity!
Question 11 passed: 41.6 %
* behaviour makes life unpleasant for everybody.
Question 12 passed: 55.3 %
Everybody has the right to a decent * with good pay.
Question 13 passed: 48.9 %
Following the recession, many people are still looking for *.
Question 14 passed: 53 %
As prices *, demand usually drops.
Question 15 passed: 41.5 %
In response to the current oil shortage, most airlines plan to * their fares.
Question 16 passed: 58.7 %
The * made its way down the avenue.
Question 17 passed: 58.6 %
Applying for a Visa can be a long and frustrating *.
Question 18 passed: 45.9 %
A * trade embargo has badly affected the economic infrastructure.
Question 19 passed: 45.3 %
* before the conflit began, the army pulled down the border posts.
Question 20 passed: 55.2 %
The Minister spoke * about the need for political reform.
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