- Have you ever overcooked anything?
- Do you ever misread your exam questions?
- Do you think your teachers overload you with information?
- Do you think that in these days of technological change we all suffer from information overload?
- When was the last time you misheard something?
- What kind of materials do you usually reuse?
- How often is your performance at school or college evaluated? What are your results?
- Do you know anyone who has been disqualified from driving for some time? Did this person also lose points? Did they have to pay a fine?
- In what professions do women outnumber men? And vice-versa?
- Do you think women outlive men? Why / Why not?
- What mechanical devices can you think of that have outlived their usefulness?
- Do you ensure that all lights are switched off before you leave your home? Do you ensure that you have read the instruction manual before using a new electrical appliance / mobile phone / MP3 / MP4 / DVD…?
1. To understand somebody/something wrongly. Misinterpret. E.g. I'm afraid I completely misread the situation. His confidence was misread as arrogance.
2. To read something wrongly. E.g. You must have misread the address.
Outnumber: to be greater in number than somebody/something. E.g. The demonstrators were heavily outnumbered by the police.
Mishear: To fail to hear correctly what somebody says, so that you think they said something else. E.g. You may have misheard her—I'm sure she didn't mean that.
Outlive: to live longer than somebody. E.g. He outlived his wife by three years.