Easily confused words (Easy)
Vocabulary points to take away:
sensible: acting with good judgement
My youngest daughter is the most sensible of all my children. She’s very reliable and
sensitive: easily upset
My husband is only 25 and he’s losing his hair. He’s very upset about it and is very sensitive
to jokes and comments about baldness
boring: not interesting at all
Work is really boring at the moment as I’m doing the same thing every day.
bored: feeling uninterested or with nothing to do
Peter was ill all day yesterday and was in bed all day. He couldn’t read or watch TV, so he
got very bored.
desert: an area of land with sand and rock where very little grows and there is little rain
Camels can survive in the hot dry conditions of the desert because they don’t have to drink
for several days.
dessert: a sweet dish at the end of a meal
I was still hungry after the main dish, so I had ice cream for dessert.
recipe: instructions for making or preparing food
The recipe said to fry the onions first before adding the meat.
receipt: a small document, either paper or electronic, that shows you have paid money for
The shop won’t give you your money back for the dress if you don’t have the receipt.
contents: all the things that are inside something else
Joanne couldn’t find her house key, so she emptied the contents of her bag onto the table.
There was her purse, her pen and her phone – but no key.
ingredients: individual parts that are combined to make something else, often food
To make pancakes, you only need a few ingredients – flour, milk and eggs.
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