Comparing and contrasting in Task 2

Comparing and contrasting in Task 2 is essential in order to present your ideas and opinions clearly. Here are just some the words that you can use:

Comparing and contrasting in Task 2

  • while
  • as opposed to
  • however
  • like the…
  • as …as …
  • similarly
  • whereas
  • by contrast
  • although
  • instead
  • likewise
  • equally
  • in contrast to
  • in the same way
  • in a similar way
  • as well as

Practice your understanding of these words by deciding whether the statements that follow are TRUE or FALSE according to the text below.

Read the passage below. Are the statements that follow true or false? They are not in order.

Although they are both highly respected institutions, there are many factors to be considered when comparing the Louvre and the Guggenheim.

The most important factor is the quality of their displays. The Guggenheim is excellently organized and offers fine examples of most forms of art, including traditional, modern and impressionist. The Louvre, on the other hand, lacks this variety of art forms, concentrating more on the traditional.

As regards location, both museums are well situated with convenient access for the public, although they are both a little expensive to visit. The Louvre, however, is a piece of architectural history in itself, whereas the Guggenheim is far more of a modern building with no real sense of history.

  1. Both The Louvre and The Guggenheim have something to offer the art lover.
  2. Just as the Guggenheim museum displays impressionist works, so too does the Louvre.
  3. Neither The Louvre nor the Guggenheim is cheap to visit.
  4. Compared to the Louvre, The Guggenheim concentrates more on traditional art forms.
  5. The Louvre and the Guggenheim are similar in that they are both well situated.
  6. The Louvre is similar to The Guggenheim in that it has good public access.
  7. The Guggenheim and the Louvre are equally respected.
  8. The Guggenheim is an historic building, whereas the Louvre is relatively modern.

 

Comparing and contrasting in Task 2 – answers:

  1. Both The Louvre and The Guggenheim have something to offer the art lover. TRUE
  2. Just as the Guggenheim museum displays impressionist works, so too does the Louvre. FALSE
  3. Neither The Louvre nor the Guggenheim is cheap to visit. TRUE
  4. Compared to the Louvre, The Guggenheim concentrates more on traditional art forms. FALSE
  5. The Louvre and the Guggenheim are similar in that they are both well situated. TRUE
  6. The Louvre is similar to The Guggenheim in that it has good public access. TRUE
  7. The Guggenheim and the Louvre are equally respected. TRUE
  8. The Guggenheim is an historic building, whereas the Louvre is relatively modern. FALSE

 

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