Useful interview expressions answers:
|Agreeing with somebody||13 17 18 23 26 30|
|Disagreeing with somebody||10 (followed by your opinion) 11 16 19 24 (followed by your opinion) 29 33 (slightly more forceful)|
|Interrupting||9 28 35 (You shouldn’t interrupt too often. In any case, during the interview the examiner will leave you to do most of the talking|
|Asking for clarification or repetition||6 12 22 32 36 (don’t just say What? or Huh?|
|Asking somebody for their opinion||5 14 37|
|Saying something in another way||3 8 20 21 25 27 (this can also be used for summing up)|
|Giving yourself time to think||1 7 21 34|
|Summing up||2 4 15 31|
1. advise = advice
Many English words can be nouns and verbs without change in spelling. However, some words which end in “-ice” are nouns and which end in “-ise” are verbs. For example: Practice (Noun); Practise (Verb).
2. acheive = achieve
A lot of English words use a combination of “i” and “e”. The order of these letters can be confusing.
In most words where these letters are pronounced as ee (as in cheese), the ‘i’ comes before “e” (for example thief, field, belief, piece) when there is “c” in the word the “e” comes before “i” (For example; ceiling, conceit, receive, deceive).
However, not all words follow this rule. Exceptions include caffein, protein, neither, either, and seize).
When the letters are pronounced “ay” (as in hate), the “e” comes before the “i” (for example: weigh, veil, neighbour, eight).
There are other words which must be learned individually. These are: foreign, forfeit, height, heir, leisure, their, surfeit, sovereign.
3. aquire = acquire
A lot of English words contain silent letters – in other words, a letter which we do not pronounce when we say the word. There are very few rules to tell you which is which, so you must learn each word individually or use a dictionary to check the spelling of a word if you are not sure.
Some common example of silent letters include:
Silent “A” : February, parliament, marriage.
Silent “B”: Comb, Bomb, womb, doubt
Silent “C”: conscience, scene, discipline, scissors
Silent “D”: Wednesday, Handsome
Silent “G”: Campaign, Design
Silent “H”: Ghost, School, Vehicle, Rhythm
Silent “I”: Business, Hygiene, Nuisance
Silent “N”: Autumn, Column, Condemn
Silent “T”: Listen, Mortgage
Silent “U”: Biscuit, Colleague (Which also has a silent “e” at the end) Guarantee, Guess
Silent “W”: Answer, Whole
Silent “GH”: Though, Thorough, Weigh, Height
Swiming = Swimming
We double the last letter of single syllable words ending with a single vowel and a single consonant when we add a suffix (e.g. -ing):
Swim – Swimming Run – Running Dip – Dipped
We usually do the same thing if a two-syllable word is stressed on the second syllable:
Begin – Beginning
Regret – Regrettable
Prefer – Preferring
We do not double the last letter in the following cases”
-when a word ends with w, x, or y
-when the suffix begins with a consonant (eg. Bad – Badly)
-when a word ends with “L” and the suffix “-ly” is added. (eg. Playful – Playfully)
-when two vowels come before the final consonant (eg weep – weeping)
5. Theifs = Thieves
Most nouns are regular. This means that we add an “s” to make them plural (eg car-cars). However, some nouns are irregular – we either do not add an “s” to the word to make it plural or we add “s” plus some other letters.
-In nouns which end with “a consonant” and “Y”, the “Y” changes to “i” and we add “s”:
Party – Parties Baby – Babies Worry – Worries
-In nouns which end with “s”, “sh”, “tch”, and “x” we add “es”:
Bus-buses dish-dishes watch-watches box-boxes
-In some nouns which end in f or fe
Calf-calves half-halves knife – knives life-lives wife – wives
-In some words which ends with “o”, we add “es”
Cargo-cargoes, echo-echoes, hero-heroes
-Some words do not change at all:
Fish, Deer, Sheep
And some words have their own individual rules:
Man-men, child-children, Woman-women, Person-people
6. Hopeing = hoping
We drop the “e” from a word when a suffix which begins with a vowel (eg. -ing) is added to a word which ends in a consonant plus a silent “e”:
Hope-hoping, tape-taping, give-giving, immature-immaturity
We also drop the “e” from a word when a suffix which begins with a vowel is added to a word which ends in a vowel plus a silent “e”.
Continue-continuity, pursue-pursuing, argue-arguable.
When a suffix begins with a consonant (eg. -ment) we do not usually drop the “e”, although there are some excpetions (eg. Awe-awful, true-truly)
7. Happyness = Happiness
We change the “y” to “i” when it follows a consonant and a suffix is added (eg. Happy-happiness)
We do not usually change the “y” to “i” when “y” follows a vowel (eg. Play-playful) or when the suffix added is -ing (eg. Pry-prying).