DESCRIBING CHANGE

DEĞİŞİM'İN ANLATIMI

Upper Intermediate to Advanced

 

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Choose the Synonymous Statement

Anlamdaş Cümleyi Seçiniz

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01 - There has been an increase in the number of foreign publications translated into Turkish.

A -- Turks want to broaden their horizons upon the outside world.
B --
Turks want to narrow their horizons upon the outside world.

  


02 - We are in the middle of December.

A -- In the southern hemisphere, the days are continuing to get shorter.
B --
In the southern hemisphere, the days are continuing to get longer.

  


03 - The government is making plans to tighten up the border controls.

A -- Life will be much easier for smugglers.
B --
Life will be much harder for smugglers.

  


04 - There has been marked progress in her English.

A -- Her English is unquestionably better now.
B --
It is obvious that her progress has plateaued off.

  


05 - There has been a dramatic increase in the number of students attending that course.

A -- There has occurred a tremendous slump in the number of students attending that course.
B --
The number of students attending that course has trebled this term.

  


06 - It is obvious that there is a steady decrease in the number of people out of work.

A -- We cannot fail to observe that unemployment is continuing to drop by about 1% each year.
B --
We are witnessing that more and more people are losing their jobs year by year.

  


07 - There has been a marked deterioration in the company's customer support services.

A -- Recently, there has been a noticeable increase in the customer complaints against the company's after-sale services.
B --
The company's customer support services are now better organized than ever.

  


08 - There has been a noticeable weakening of the YTL in recent months.

A -- Turkish travellers can now buy less foreign currency with the same amount of YTLs.
B --
Turkish travellers can now buy more foreign currency with the same amount of YTLs.

  


09 - The number of tickets bought by school children has risen by almost 50%.

A --  School children are now buying almost twice as many tickets as they did before.
B --
There has been a dramatic decline in the number of tickets bought by school children.

  


10 - There has been a general improvement in the standard of living.

A -- We live in better houses, eat higher-quality food, have more leisure and travel more than we used to just ten years ago.
B --
Things are incomparably worse for us now.

  


11 - There has been a constant rise in the rate of inflation for the past six years.

A -- Prices have gone up by almost 12% each and every year since 2002.
B --
Prices have shown no consistency for the past six years.

  


12 - The daytime mean temperature in the region was 0.12 centigrade lower this year than it was last year.

A -- This year, a sharp fall was noticed in the daytime mean temperature throughout the region.
B -- The daytime mean temperature in the region was almost the same this year as it was last year.

  


13 - Plans are being made to reduce the percentage of conventional weapons in the armed forces.

A -- Plans are being made to bolster up the armed forces with more and more conventional weapons.
B -- There are plans to lessen the country's investment in conventional weapons in favour of the more sophisticated weapons of warfare.

  


14 - Business growth has got to the point where customers are coming to us rather than us having to go to them.

A -- Obviously, we are entering a period of recession.
B -- Our sales are booming.

  


15 - The rules are to be enforced more vigorously.

A -- There will be a vigorous relaxation of the rules.
B -- The rules will be implemented more strictly than they are now.

  


16 - Last year, almost 40% of our students took part in musical activities and only 25% opted for our painting classes. This year, the percentages are 35% and 30%, respectively.

A -- There has been a widening of the gap between the two student groups.
B -- There has been a narrowing of the gap between the two student groups.

  


17 - Some management positions in the company are going to be phased out this year.

A -- Some of the present management positons in the company will no longer exist next year.
B --
Next year, there will be new opportunities for people to apply for some of the management positons in the company.

  


18 - In recent years, there has been an upward trend in the number of people shopping in small local stores.

A -- Less people are shopping at large supermarkets rather than in small local stores.
B --
More people are shopping at large supermarkets rather than in small local stores.

  


19 - Our company has opened new facilities in Konya, Denizli, and Malatya in the last five years.

A -- To be frank, the future looks dim for our company.
B -- Things are certainly looking up for our company.

  


20 - The government is to curtail its funding of the healthcare services next year.

A -- There are going to be cuts in healthcare spending next year.
B --
Funding of the healthcare service will be accelerated next year.

  

 

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