Common Mistakes: Verbs about problems
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Common Mistakes: Verbs about problems

Do you want to avoid making the same mistakes others have made in their IELTS test? I'm sure you do. This blog looks at common mistakes made by students when using verbs related to problems. fix prevent  repair   resolve   solve Common Mistakes at IELTS Intermediate… and how to avoid them, is a book which looks at the real errors made by students in actual IELTS tests and explains how to avoid them. This blog is based on page 46 of the book.  Match the verb on the left with the correct definition on the right. (Click to enlarge) Now check your answers here: (Click to enlarge) Now try this one.  (Click to enlarge) The correct answer here is fix or repair. The car was not working and then it was put back into good, working condition.  Now fill in the blanks with one of the suitable verbs: fix prevent  repair   resolve   solve spend buy save It is important to teach young people how to save money as well as how to ______ it.  We must take the necessary action to ______ this issue as quickly as possible. If we are to use nuclear power, we have to do everything we can to ______ a disaster. Winning a great deal of money can’t ______ all your problems. How much did you ______ on online games last year? We closed all the window to ______ the rain from coming in.  I have to save a lot of money because I want to ______ a car next year. I can do most things but I can’t ______ broken electronic devices.  Now check your answers to the above: (Click to enlarge) Hope you found this helpful! Liz

Liz Marqueiro

23 February, 2021

Common Mistakes: Verbs about problems

Common Mistakes: Verbs about problems

Do you want to avoid making the same mistakes others have made in their IELTS test? I'm sure you do.

This blog looks at common mistakes made by students when using verbs related to problems.

fix
prevent
repair
resolve
solve

Common Mistakes at IELTS Intermediate… and how to avoid them, is a book which looks at the real errors made by students in actual IELTS tests and explains how to avoid them. This blog is based on page 46 of the book.

Match the verb on the left with the correct definition on the right.

Activity 1

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Now check your answers here:

Activity 1 Answers

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Now try this one.

Correct the mistakes below

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The correct answer here is fix or repair. The car was not working and then it was put back into good, working condition.

Now fill in the blanks with one of the suitable verbs:

fix
prevent
repair
resolve
solve
spend
buy
save
  1. It is important to teach young people how to save money as well as how to ______ it.
  2. We must take the necessary action to ______ this issue as quickly as possible.
  3. If we are to use nuclear power, we have to do everything we can to ______ a disaster.
  4. Winning a great deal of money can’t ______ all your problems.
  5. How much did you ______ on online games last year?
  6. We closed all the window to ______ the rain from coming in.
  7. I have to save a lot of money because I want to ______ a car next year.
  8. I can do most things but I can’t ______ broken electronic devices.

Now check your answers to the above:

Activity 2 Answers

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Hope you found this helpful!

Liz

Liz Marqueiro

Liz has been teaching IELTS around the world for over 25 years.

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