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Le piège des faux-amis entre le français et l'anglais

Dernière mise à jour : janv. 8


Cours d'anglais sur les False Friends ou en français les faux-amis

Avez-vous déjà entendu parler d'un "faux ami" (a "false friend") ? Il s'agit d'un mot ou d'une expression anglaise qui a une forme similaire à celle de votre langue maternelle, mais dont le sens n'est pas le même. Consultez notre liste si vous voulez éviter les problèmes de communication lors de vos prochaines vacances à l'étranger!






PRACTICE:

1. Fill the gaps with correct forms of the words given below:

DECEIVE – DISPOSE – FORTUNATE – HABIT – ACTUALLY – DELAY – ENGAGED – EVENTUALLY – MERCY – SENSIBLE – SENSITIVE – SUIT – PROPER – PREVENT – TISSUE - NOTICE – INCONVENIENT

Example: She arrived at an extremely ……inconvenient…..….moment.

1. He ……………………………………..of the murder weapon.

2. It’s a formal party, so you must wear a ……………………………….

3. I don’t think we should show any ………………………….to murderers.

4. I’m not Anna’s sister. ……………………………….., I’m her cousin.

5. I have a terrible cold; have you got a ……………………..for me?

6. What can we do to ……………………………………global warming?

7. Be ………………………………..! You shouldn’t quit your job without any other options available.

8. Peter is very ……………………………… He has won the lottery twice!

9. Put these files in their …………………………place!

10. I’m sorry for the ……………………………….; I got stuck in a traffic jam.

11. My skin is very…………………………………; that’s why I avoid sunbathing.

12. I always brush my teeth before breakfast; it’s a …………………………..

13. Stop reminding me about the report! I’ll do it………………………………….

14. If you want to quit, you need to give a two-month ………………………………..


2. Answer the questions:


a. Are more of a sensible or sensitive person?

b. Give examples of situations when we should act with caution.

c. Do you have any bad habits? What are they?

d. What can we do to prevent the global warming?

e. Do you consider yourself a fortunate person?


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