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Group 9 - Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
percent

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Example Sentences:

I think that the [percentage] of students that have to repeat a level in this program is usually about 25% or less.

What [percentage] of your salary do you have to pay in income tax?

French-Canadians make up about 20 [percent] of Canada's population.



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concede

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Example Sentences:

He was finally obliged to [concede] that he was wrong when the results of the experiment were revealed.

She will never [concede] that I am right even if she knows it is true.

The government has granted tax [concessions] to new companies which create at least 50 permanent jobs.



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abuse

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Example Sentences:

There are many child workers who are [abused] by factory owners in some countries.

Don't [abuse] your privileges or they will be taken away.

[Abuse] of medicine can be very dangerous.



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offspring

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Example Sentences:

Female elephants live in family units of about two to four related females and their [offspring].

If they all lived, two ordinary house flies could produce 5,000,000,000,000 [offspring] in one season.

Women in Eritrea bear on average six children, but generally not all of their [offspring] survive into adulthood.



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estate

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Example Sentences:

When my grandmother died, she left her entire [estate] to charity.

In accordance with your late father's wishes, we have divided his [estate] equally amongst his grandchildren.

The multi-millionaire left his entire [estate] to a charity for cats.



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appear

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Example Sentences:

Watching too much television [appears] to have a negative effect on children's education.

I was thinking of my friend Jack when suddenly he [appeared] on the street in front of me.

The magician made a rabbit disappear from its cage, and then [reappear] in his hat.



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crisis

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Example Sentences:

The Asian financial [crisis] has had serious effects on the economy of British Columbia.

My father is having a mid-life [crisis], and is acting like a teenager. It's so embarrassing.

The country is in an economic [crisis], and their currency is now almost worthless.



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pulse

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Example Sentences:

The doctor felt the patient's [pulse], and found that it was normal.

During the delivery, the nurse monitored the baby's [pulse] to see if it was okay.

The old man had apparently had a heart attack, and it took the doctors a while to find his [pulse].



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prosecute

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Example Sentences:

The police decided not to [prosecute] because they didn't have enough evidence.

The [prosecutor] asked the judge for a 5-year prison sentence for the man accused of raping a young woman.

Boxer Mike Tyson was [prosecuted] for raping a teenage beauty queen.



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verify

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Example Sentences:

We just have to phone the head office to [verify] your credit card.

Before accepting payment by check, please [verify] the amount, and the date.

The professor will be [verifying] your footnotes to make sure your research is authentic.



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