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Topic: Common vocabulary mistakes/errors 4

These exercises will help you eliminate some of the common mistakes made by people who study English as a second language. Do these practice tests and pretty soon you too will sound like a native speaker. For each of the questions below, choose the most natural-sounding option:

1. Which sentence sounds more natural?
  The flight to Bangkok takes 12 hours.
  The flight to Bangkok lasts 12 hours.

2. Which sentence is correct?
  This movie takes 3 hours.
  This movie lasts 3 hours.

3. Which sentence sounds more natural?
  I will come for you at 7.
  I'll pick you up at 7.

4. Which sentence is correct?
  Atlanta is not as big as New York City.
  Atlanta is not so big as New York City.

5. Which sentence is correct?
  My bank is near the park.
  My bank is nearby the park.

6. Which sentence is correct?
  I like looking at films.
  I like watching films.

7. Which is better?
  My boyfriend is very handsome.
  My boyfriend is very pretty.

8. Which sentence is correct?
  I am born in Taipei.
  I was born in Taipei.

9. Which sentence is correct?
  We're making a party this Saturday.
  We're having a party this Saturday.

10. Which sentence is correct?
  We talked about a lot of topics.
  We discussed about a lot of topics.

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