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Confusing Words

Repérez les erreurs qui se sont glissées dans certains des énoncés suivants et corrigez-les.

1- It is no longer economic to keep this factory open. (correct)


2- The main election issue will be the economics. (economy)
3- He has been teaching economic at University for several years. (economics)
4- It is more economic to buy in bulk. (economical)
5- The Americans have taken to building more economic cars. (economical)
6- Japan has gone through one of its worst economical crisis since the 1930s. (economic)
7- It does not make economical sense to own a car in New York City. (correct)
8- Brazil has launched an economy drive to curb its expenditure and put the economic back on
its feet again. (economy)
9- The president helped the firm to economise 20% on cost. (correct)
10- Nubukpo, a Togolese economist is best remembered for his views. (correct)

Economic ou economical? Complètez les expressions suivantes par le mot qui convient.

1- An …(economic)... rent 2- an ..(economic)….analyst 3- an …(economic)… indicator


4- to be …(economical) ... with one’s money 5- to be …(economical)... with the truth 6-
…(economic)…. management 7- an …(economic)… factor 8- an …(economical)..
car.

Trouvez le mot qui correspond à chaque définition (economy/-ic/-ical/etc..)

1- ….. qui permet de gagner de l’argent. (economical)


2- …... activités industrielles, commerciales et financières d’un pays. (economy)
3- …. Lié à l’économie (economic)
4- …. Domaine du savoir, discipline (economics)
5- …… Rentable (economic)
6- …… Aspect économique (economic)
7- …….. Spécialiste de l’économie (economist)

Parmi la liste des mots suivants, quels sont ceux qui sont proches par leur sens de « faire
des économies » ? Entourez -les.

Profitable thrifty cheap


Inexpensive free complementary
Costly frugal penny-pinching
Tight-fisted open-handed extravagant
Scrimping parsimonious lavish
Wasteful
Il existe plusieurs expressions avec le mot “économie”. Trouvez l’équivalent anglais des
expressions suivantes.

1- Faire des economies (F)


2- Uneéconomie de temps(A)
3- Faire des économies sur tout(G)
4- Les économiesd’énergie(C)
5- L’économie de marché(D)
6- Uneéconomiedirigée (H)
7- Faire des économies de bouts de chandelle (E)
8- Un procédé qui permet des économies de temps et d’argent (J)
9- Une grande économie de moyens (K)
10- Il n’y pas de petites économies (I)
11- Economises ta salive (B)

a- A saving in time
b- Don’twasteyour breath !
c- Energy conservation
d- The free enterprise economy, the free market
e- Make cheeseparing economies
f- Save money, save up, put up money aside
g- Scrimp and save
h- A state-controlled economy
i- Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves
j- Time saving/money saving device
k- Very restricted means

Complètez les phrases par economic/ economical/ economy, etc..

1- America has ended most of its …(economic)... sanctions against India and Pakistan,
imposed as punishment for their nuclear tests.
2- The IMF gave qualified approval to a cautious package of …(economic)... rescue measures
for Russia.
3- Japan threw Russia an …(economic)... lifeline in the form of an 8000000 aid package.
4- Diesel-fuelled cars have proved to be extremely …(economical).. and have gained favour
with consumers.
5- Most forecasters expect that America’s …(economy)… will slow down this year as
consumer spending calms down.
6- Professional forecasters, including the central bank, have consistently understated the
strength of America’s …(economy)..
7- Against all expectations the …(economy)... soared in the last three months of 1999.
8- Half a dozen …(economists)…. from the University of Chicago have been awarded the
Nobel Price for their work on …(economics).. and related subjects.
9- It is the …(economy).. , stupid!, was one of the slogans of Bill Clinton’s campaign.

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