Google
English-Test.net
Find penpals and make new friends today!
 
to further; to encourage sales; to aid; to help; to assist
promote
lack
supplement
conceptualize
full quiz correct answer
 
Username
Password
 Remember me? 
Search   Album   FAQ   Memberlist   Profile   Private messages   Register   Log in 

call vs describe



 
ESL Forums | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests)
Why is "I feel like such a gullible person"? | what's the different between uneven and unequal?
listening exercises
Message
Author
call vs describe #1 (permalink) Fri Feb 29, 2008 15:10 pm   call vs describe
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #276 "If memory serves me right", question 3

Mary: Do you know what the film was .........?

(a) named
(b) described
(c) called
(d) labelled

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #276 "If memory serves me right", answer 3

Mary: Do you know what the film was called?

Correct answer: (c) called

Your answer was: incorrect
Mary: Do you know what the film was described?
_________________________

why can't describe?

Miki
Miki
Guest





call vs describe #2 (permalink) Fri Feb 29, 2008 15:22 pm   call vs describe
 

Hi,

The questioner was looking for the name of the film, the title and that's why she said 'called'. If the question was about the type of film, it would be: 'how was it described?'.

Alan
_________________
English as a Second Language
You can read my ESL story Present Simple
Alan
Co-founder
Alan Townend

Joined: 27 Sep 2003
Posts: 17284
Location: UK

How do you use the English Prepositions correctly?English grammar exercises — improve your English knowledge and vocabulary skillsAre you a native speaker of English? Then you should read this!This newsletter tells you all about English! Subscribe to free email English course
call vs describe #3 (permalink) Mon Mar 31, 2008 0:01 am   call vs describe
 

How about "named"? why shouldn't we choose "named"? Is it because " to be named" can just be used for human?
Many thanks
Nessie
_________________
:(... something we never have again, I know... I guess I really really know.. :(

Sorry seems to be the hardest word...
Nessie
I'm a Communicator ;-)


Joined: 16 Feb 2008
Posts: 1102

Display posts from previous:   
Why is "I feel like such a gullible person"? | what's the different between uneven and unequal?
ESL Forums | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests) All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1
Latest topics on ESL EFL Forums
Idiom "by ear"What does the idiom 'barking up the wrong tree' mean?"come into work" vs "come in to work"commited is more preferred than commissionedwhat does mean would not hold water?answer can be rely and hang both what say?what do you mean by wimp?I guess the comma after the word 'elect' was a typo.need vs. mustraise vs. ariseWhat does 'whose' mean?why "set of" is used in this case?Whether the FCPA Act applies to Joint venture companies of the US?

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Get FREE English course via e-mail