Confusing and Similar Words in English

For each question, choose the best word to fill the gap.


1. Hi Jane. I was wondering if you could ____ my cat for a few days while I am away on vacation.
    look for
    look after
    look up

2. John ____ me yesterday that he is getting married in the spring.
    told
    said
    spoke

3. Do you think I could ____ $35 from you until next weekend?
    borrow
    lend

4. This programme about the dinosaurs is very ____.
    interesting
    interested

5. The dress looked horrible on her! ____, she still bought it.
    however
    despite

6. If we don't run now, we will certainly ____ the last train.
    lose
    miss

7. I'm sorry Kathy! Can you repeat that? I didn't ____ what you said.
    listen
    hear
    feel

8. Because of the scandal, the politician was forced to ____.
    resign
    retire

9. I had an all-expenses-paid business ____ to Hong Kong last May. It was wonderful!
    holiday
    trip
    travel
    vacation

10. This spring, we are going to ____ a house up at the lakes. Do you want to join us?
    hire
    rent

11. The actors gave good, strong performances. Whoever wrote the _____ deserves to be sacked!
    script
    plot

12. New York is found on the east ____ of the United States.
    beach
    coast
    shore

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