IELTS Vocabulary: Confusing Words

IELTS Confusing Words

One common IELTS vocabulary problem is confusing one word with another word.

This may be for several reasons. For example:

  • the words look almost the same, but they have a different meaning (e.g. “accept” and “except”)
  • the words look almost the same, but they are a different word class (e.g. “practise” is a verb and “practice” is a noun)

This activity will help you to identify commonly confused words. In each question, choose the correct word and type it into the box. Make sure you spell the word correctly!

Good luck!

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