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Les faux amis du français


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actually
used for emphasizing what is really true or what really happened
currently
at the present time
advertisement
a short film on television or short article on radio that is intended to persuade people to buy something
warning
an action or statement telling someone of a possible problem or danger
postulate
to claim or imagine that something is true or that it exists
apply for
to make an official request
arrive
to reach a place, after having been somewhere else
happen
to take place, usually without being planned
assist
to help someone or something
attend
to be present at an event or activity
control
to have the power to make decisions and decide what will happen to something
check
to examine something in order to find out whether it is how it should be
charged
filled with a strong emotion such as excitement or nervousness
loaded
carrying a load
command
an official order
order
a request for a product to be made for you or delivered to you
course
a series of lessons or lectures in an academic subject or a practical skill
class
a period of time during which a group of students is taught together
race
a competition that decides who is the fastest at doing something, especially running
journey
an occasion when you travel from one place to another, especially when there is a long distance between the places
day
one of the periods of time that a week is divided into, equal to 24 hours
delay
a situation in which something happens later or more slowly than you expected
deadline
a specific time or date by which you have to do something
delivery time
time before customer receives goods
demand
a very firm statement that you want something
request
an act of asking for something in a polite or formal way
deceive
to trick someone by behaving in a dishonest way
disappointed
unhappy because something that you hoped for or expected did not happen or because someone or something was not as good as you expected
dramatic
sudden and surprising or easy to notice
terrible
making you feel very upset or afraid
equipment
the tools, machines, or other things that you need for a particular job or activity
material
cloth
elaborate
explain more
draw up
to prepare and write something such as a document or plan
eventually
at the end of a process or period of time in which many things happen
possibly
likely to happen or be true, but not certain
experience
knowledge and skill that is gained through time spent doing a job or activity
experiment
a scientific test to find out what happens to someone or something in particular conditions
form
a type of something
shape
physical form
formation
the way in which a moving group of people or things is organized into a particular shape or pattern
training
the process of training people or of being trained for a profession or activity
hazard
something that could be dangerous or could cause damage or accidents
chance
an opportunity for you to do something, especially something that you want to do
lecture
a talk to a group of people about a particular subject, especially at a college or university
fabrication
a story or piece of information that someone fabricates
manufacturing
the business of making goods in large quantities in a factory
occasion
a time at which something happens
opportunity
a chance to do something, or a situation in which it is easy for you to do something
pass an exam
to be successful
take an exam
to participate
personal
used about your own opinions or feelings
personnel
the people who work for a company or organization
physicist
someone who studies physics, especially as their job
physician
medical doctor
presentation
the way in which something is shown, arranged, explained etc
introduction
the process of telling someone another person’s name when they meet for the first time
realize
to know and understand something
carry out
to do a particular piece of work, research etc
report
to give information about something in a news article or broadcast
postpone
to decide that something will not be done at the time when it was planned for, but at a later time
resume
to start something again after stopping temporarily
summarize
to provide a short account of the most important facts or features of something
sensible
reasonable and practical
sensitive
reacting quickly or strongly to something
society
people in general living together in organized communities, with laws and traditions controlling the way that they behave towards one another
company
an organization that provides services, or that makes or sells goods for money
terrific
very good or interesting
terrible
making you feel very upset or afraid
prejudice
an unreasonable opinion or feeling, especially the feeling of not liking a particular group of people
damage
to have a negative effect on someone or something
outsider
someone who does not belong to a particular group or organization
underdog
a person, team, or group that seems least likely to win a game, competition, election etc