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Vocabulary: similarities and differences
Learning always starts with observing and imitating. Sometimes - quite often - observing leads to comparing (which must avoid any judgement). This vocabulary of resemblance and difference is going to be studied in this lesson.
I) RESEMBLANCE and SIMILARITY:
|To see a resemblance between|
|To resemble sb/ sg||To be like sb/ stg|
|To be alike|| To be the same|
|A similarity|| Similar to|
|Equal/ equality/ To equal||Equally|
|Indistinguishable from||To be reminiscent of|
EXPRESSIONS and IDIOMS:
- They're like two peas in a pod
- It's the same book!
- It's the same as that one!
- A and B are equal
- A is equal to B.
- I can't tell one from the other
- Summer and winter alike
II) CONTRASTS and DIFFERENCES:
|The contrast between||in contrast to|
|To contrast sg with sg else||contrasting|
|opposite||as opposed to|
|the opposite of||dissimilar|
|Rival/ a rival||unrivalled/ unparalleled|
- They have nothing in common!
- He can't hold a candle to her.
III) COMPARISONS/ COMPARATIVES:
to make a comparison between
to draw a comparison between
|In comparison with||compared with/ compared to|
|As ... as||as big/ as good as|
Not as big as/
Not as good as...
more interesting than
|The most intelligent (of all)||the more interesting of the two|
|Less intelligent than||not as far as/ as small as|
|The least||the least intelligent of all|
Far/ farther/ further/
The farthest/ the furthest
|the less interesting of the two|
There you are! This lesson is neither long, nor difficult... I'm sure you'll pass the test with Flying Colours. Go for it!
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