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Noun and Verb Pronunciation Variations 1 gapfill Bookmark and Share

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This exercise practises nouns/adjectives and verbs which are spelt the same but are pronounced differently. In the words ending with -ate the last syllable of the nouns/adjectives has the weak pronunciation /ət/, while the verb has the strong pronunciation /eit/. Join the correct halves of the sentences below. Indicate whether they are adjectives, nouns or verbs by writing a, n or v after the word in the box, e.g. to use "excuse" as a noun, write: .

associate, delegate, estimate, excuse, separate, use

1. The concert organisers (1) that over 20,000 people attended it.

2. I used to (2) my car a lot, but now I mostly travel by train.

3. The exam consists of two (3) sections, one reading and the other writing.

4. Managers should try to (4) work to people under them who can do it.

5. I've got a meeting with a business (5) at 2.00, so I won't be back in the office until 4.00.

6. I've got three (6) for repairs to my car at around £300.

7. People usually (7) strawberries and cream with the summer.

8. Jane decided to (8) from her husband because of all his affairs with other women.

9. It's no (9) trying to talk to James. He won't listen to anybody.

10. The company is sending me as a (10) to the computer conference next month.

11. Please (11) my terrible French. I haven't practised for a long time.

12. There's absolutely no (12) for that kind of disgraceful behaviour.