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Matching Derogatory Words

Aim:
This page contains links to vocabulary resources, and a matching exercise on this vocabulary.

Instructions:
For each word you can click on the links to get a definition, example sentences, pronunciation or a Chinese translation.

Match the words from the left column in the bottom table to the words with the same meaning but a critical tone on the right. These 'derogatory' words are used when you want to criticise someone for being too much of the good adjective; e.g. extravagant = too generous.

 

Introduction:

Instructions:
Match the items in the boxes on the left with the items on the right:

  1. Click in the table cell containing the item you want to move.
  2. Click in the table cell where you want the item to go. The words will swap position.
  3. If an item is in the right position, it will have a green background and a tick.
  4. When all the table cells are green and have ticks, you have finished.

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Last updated on: Friday, March 23, 2012