‘Revise’ comes from a combination of two latin words: ‘re’ meaning ‘again’ and ‘visere’ meaning ‘to see.’ The common usage today means ‘to look at something again.’
Students revise their notes before an exam. Lecturers revise their course content every year. Books are published in revised editions.
When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
random event, randomly assigned
reinforce the numbers, reinforce the strength
restoration services, restorative dentistry
revision sheet, revision week, revision of
scheduled event, schedule for, schedule of, unscheduled stop
Check the meanings of the words if you don’t already know them. Check the meanings of the various forms as sometimes they are different. You can check them at Time4english by clicking the words (http://www.time4english.com/aamain/lounge/awl.asp).
Complete the sentences. Choose the correct word and then use the correct form of the word.
- The plane was several hours late because it made an ______________ stop in Bolivia due to engine trouble. (schedule, revise)
- Albert ______________ his study plans after he realized he had done so well in the exams and could enter medicine with his marks. (revise, schedule)
- Her dental bill was expensive because she had to have some _______________ work done. (restore, random)
- Students were _______________ assigned to groups. (random, reinforce)
- The staff at the Help Centre were busy all day with calls for assistance after the fires. They had to call for ______________ to take over after they had worked 12 hours straight. (restore, reinforce)
Answers (in the wrong order)
5. reinforcement/reinforcements 3. restorative 2. revised 1. unscheduled 4. randomly