CEFR Level C1 vocabulary: EQUIVALENT

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CEFR Level C1 Vocabulary: LACK

This word is from CEFR Level C1 list 3

VOCABULARY: EQUIVALENT

MEANING:  the same or equal to something else

EXAMPLE: One US dollar is equivalent to about 65p in the UK.

STRESS: e-QUIV-a-lent

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1. If the item is broken, we will refund your money or offer an equivalent replacement.

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This is correct


2. In some countries, $1000 is equivalent to a full month’s wages.

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This is correct


3.  (In a restaurant talking to a waiter)  ‘I’ll have the steak please.’ ‘Yes, I’ll have the equivalent too’.

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This is not correct – the speaker should have said ‘the same’  because the speaker is not comparing it to something else


4. The Empire State Building is equivalent to the Eiffel Tower in France – they are both tall, well known landmarks.

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This is correct


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