This page aims to widen your vocabulary and give you practice in discussing
similarities and differences.
In your assignments you will often need to discuss similarities and
differences. To widen the range of words you use to express these concepts and
to improve the style of your writing, you will need to go beyond basic terms
such as like, similar, different and comparative adjective phrases like bigger
than. The following table contains some of the most common words in this area.
Look up the meanings of the words that you do not know.
Fill in the blanks with a word from the table
above. Click the [?] button to get a hint. If you need more help click the
'Hint' button at the bottom of the page. When you have finished check your
1. The police discovered a between
what the two witnesses said had happened.
2. Hong Kong from
mainland China in many ways.
3. Some people find it difficult to between
right and wrong.
4. In many developed countries there is a huge between
the rich and poor.
5. Australia and New Zealand are in many
6. Like their in Singapore,
investors in Hong Kong lost money during the economic downturn.
7. In 20
years it is predicted that Shanghai will have achieved economic with Hong
8. In many parts of the world of the
sexes is just a distant dream.
9. Please ensure that you to the
guidelines when preparing your submission.
10. The findings of my experiment
generally to those of Chan (2001),
although one of the readings is significantly different.
11. Each department
in the university has its own identity.
experience of teaching kindergarten students is in a sense to
13. The range of opinions was so utterly that
he found it hard to find a compromise.