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Actividades, ejercicios y juegos de vocabulario en Inglés para
principiantes. Hay un poco de ayuda para estudiantes hispanos
en algunas de las actividades. Algunas páginas pueden tardar en cargarse por tener muchas grabaciones.
Mar. 22: Disponible para clases particulares en su domicilio particular en Alcorcón.
Actividad para practicar el verbo "get" realizada por el profesor de inglés David Harper. 1) Primero lee el texto (Get worksheet 1) y decide dónde insertar el verbo "get" (hay más que 20 ejemplos en distintas formas). 2) Escucha el texto para comprobar tus respuestas (Get MP3 2). (Get MP3 3) es más lento. Lee el texto (Get worksheet 2) y corrige tus respuestas. 3. Relaciona los usos de Get en el texto con las estructuras (Get worksheet 3). 4. Corrige tus respuestas (Get worksheet 4). Para oír la historia de forma más natural, escucha (Get MP3 1).
1) to enslave - to cause someone to lose their freedom or liberty and become the property of another person. (esclavizar).
to overthrow – to remove somebody forcibly from power; to seize power of the government. (derrocar).
to perish - to die or be destroyed. (perecer, fallecer)
to struggle – to make violent efforts in the face of difficulties or opposition. (forcejear)
to slay – to kill a person or an animal violently or with great bloodshed. (matar)
to loot - to steal money or goods during war or mass violence. (saquear)
to lurk - to move stealthily or in a hidden way, especially for evil purposes. (estar al acecho)
to withdraw – to retreat. (retirarse)
to weaken - to make less strong; to lessen the strength; to reduce in intensity or effectiveness. (debilitar)
to flee – to run away from danger, evil, etc. (huir, fugarse).
1) to aid – to help. (ayudar, auxiliar)
to join – to become a member of an organization or a group of people. (juntar, juntarse, unirse, apuntarse)
to reveal – to let people know about something that was previously kept in secret, especially something embarrassing. (revelar, desvelar)
to volunteer - to offer to do something, especially something difficult or unpleasant. (ofrecerse como voluntario)
to guess – to predict or estimate something without having sufficient information, perhaps using intuition. (adivinar)
to free – to cause somebody or something to be free; to release or liberate. (liberar)
to sail - to travel in a ship or boat using sails or engine power. (navegar)
to restore – to return something to a previous condition or state. (restaurar)
to remain – to stay; to continue. (continuar)
to confront – to stand or meet face to face with hostile intention. (afrontar, enfrentar, hacer frente)
1) to contain – to include as a part. (contener)
2) to send – to cause to be delivered to a particular destination. (enviar, mandar)
3) to capture – to take into one's possession or control by force; to catch an enemy, especially after defeating them in a war or battle. (capturar).
4) to bite – to use teeth to cut something. (morder, picadura).
5) to guide – to lead or direct somebody along a route or to a place; to control and direct the movement of something; to give advice or instructions. (guiar, dirigir, aconsejar)
6) to determine – to firmly decide. (decidir)
7) to rescue – to save someone from a dangerous or distressing situation. (rescatar)
8) to alert – to warn of a danger or problem. (alertar, avisar)
9) to distract – to prevent someone from concentrating on something; divert (attention) from something. (distraer)
10) to reappear - to become visible again. (reaparecer)
121 Friends – words which are identical in English and Spanish. Many people are surprised to discover just how many words are identical in Spanish and English. We call these words "friends" because the meaning is the same in both languages. 121 Amigas – palabras que son idénticas en español y en inglés. Mucha gente se sorprende al descubrir la cantidad de palabras que son iguales en inglés y en español. Llamamos a estas palabras "amigas" porque el significado es el mismo en los dos idiomas: actor, animal, artificial, balance, base, brutal, cabaret, cafeteria, central, cereal, chalet, chocolate, circular, compatible, conclusion, conductor, confusion, considerable, criminal, crisis, cultural, debate, decision, deficit, detective, digestible, digital, dimension, director, division, eclipse, editorial, error, euro, excursion, expansion, experimental, explosion, extension, exterior, familiar, fatal, fauna, final, flexible, fundamental, funeral, fusion, gene, general, gradual, horror, hospital, idea, ideal, incurable, inevitable, inspector, instructor, instrumental, intangible, invasion, inventor, irresistible, judicial, legible, liberal, mansion, manual, medieval, mediocre, memorable, mineral, miserable, muscular, musical, natural, opinion, oriental, particular, pension, perfume, persuasion, plural, popular, presentable, principal, probable, protector, puzzle, radical, recital, region, regional, regular, religion, rifle, ritual, saliva, salmon, sensual, sentimental, separable, similar, simple, sociable, social, superficial, terrible, terror, total, triple, tutor, union, usual, variable, violin, virtual, virus, visible y vulnerable.
1) to reoccupy - to take or maintain possession of land or building again; to fill up a portion of space or time again. (volver a ocupar).
2) to set out – to have as an intention or goal; to begin to do something with a definite goal. (proponerse, empezar)
3) to set loose – to release or set free, usually animals, etc. (soltar)
4) to regain – to obtain or secure something favourable again; to increase in value or quality again (recuperar, recobrar).
5) to seize – to take hold of something or somebody abruptly and eagerly; to take possession of something by force; to attack or afflict somebody physically (agarrar, apoderarse, tomar, incautar).
6) to inherit – to be given someone’s money or property after they die. (heredar)
7) to become certain – to begin to be completely convinced of something. (asegurarse, llegar estar seguro)
8) to take (something) away – to remove something from the place where it is, especially something that you don’t want or something that should not be there, to deprive somebody of something. (llevarse , quitar)
9) to accompany – to go somewhere with someone, especially to give them protection or support. (acompañar)
10) to shake off pursuit – to get rid of being followed (zafarse de un perseguidor).
1) to forge – to shape (metal or metal object) by heating and hammering or with a press, to bring something into being by effort. (forjar)
2) to defeat – to win a victory over somebody or something. (derrotar, vencer)
3) to claim – to ask for something, especially money, from a government, company, etc. because you believe you have a legal right to have it. (reivindicar, reclamar)
4) to ambush – to lie in wait or to lurk in order to attack somebody from a hidden position. (tenderle una emboscada a alguien; estar en acecho)
5) to dwell – to live as a resident, reside; to live or exist in a specific condition. (vivir, habitar, morar)
6) to strangle – to choke a person or an animal to death, by compressing their throat. (estrangular, ahogar)
7) to acquire – to gain or come into possession of something, often by unspecified means; to gain something as a new characteristic or ability (adquirir).
8) to banish – to require somebody by authority to leave a place, especially a country; to exile. (desterrar).
9) to recount – to tell something in detail. (narrar, contar)
10) to remanifest - to make something evident or certain again by showing or displaying it. (volver a manifestarse or expresar)
1) to scowl - to wrinkle the brows, as in frowning or displeasure; to put on a frowning look; to look sour, sullen, severe, gloomy, threatening, or angry (fruncir el ceño).
2) to repose – to rest (reposar, descanso).
3) to dash – to quickly run a short distance; to move with haste; to rush (salir corriendo, precipitarse en carrera)
4) to relish – to enjoy greatly; to take great pleasure in; to taste or eat with pleasure (hacer algo de buena gana o con apetito)
5) to spare – to give up; to part with; to do without; to make available (prescindir, hacer disponible, escatimatizar, reparar)
6) to probe – to explore; to investigate; to question (investigar, explorar).
7) to quarantine - to retain in obligatory isolation or separation, as a sanitary measure to prevent the spread of contagious disease (poner en cuarentena).
8) to mangle - to change, mutilate or disfigure by cutting, tearing, rearranging etc. (destrozar, despedezar, aplastar).
9) to lecture – to speak about a specific subject before an audience or a class, as for the purpose of instruction (dar una conferencia o charla).
10) to feign – to give a false appearance of; to pretend (fingir).
1) to backpack – to travel, hike or trek with a rucksack (verb and noun). (viajar con mochila).
2) to start off – to set out on a journey; to begin an activity (salir de viaje o empezar un viaje).
3) to stretch – to expand; to extend from one place to another; to extend oneself to full length (verb - extenderse) (noun – un tramo, trecho).
4) to wander – to move about without a definite destination or purpose. (deambular).
5) to traverse - to travel or pass across, over, or through (atravesar).
6) to join – to put or bring together so as to make continuous or form a unit (unirse).
7) to reminisce – to recollect and tell of past experiences or events (rememorar, recordar).
8) to grin - to smile broadly, often baring the teeth, as in aggression, amusement, glee, embarrassment, or other strong emotion. This word can be used differently than the word “smile” because people more often smile when they aren’t aggressive or threatening, for example, unless they are insincere. (sonreir)
9) to seem to be – to appear to be true, to appear to exist (parecía estar o ser).
10) to overcome – to prevail, to surmount obstacles (superar).
1) to splash out – to spend freely or extravagantly on things that you want, but don’t need. (gastar libremente, derrochar dinero) 2)
to turn out - to end up; to result: The cake turned out beautifully. (resultó ser que ...) 3)
to overpay – to pay too much (pagar demasiado)
to keep a low profile – to behave in a way that does not attract attention or public notice. (intentar pasar desapercibido)
to value - to evaluate or estimate the worth or merit of something. (valor) 6)
to target - to aim at or for. (fijar como objetivo) 7)
to spice up - to add something to make it more interesting. (añadir un poco de picante, estimular, condimentar). 8)
to stick to - to remain firm, determined, or resolute; not to abandon (mantenerse firme y decidido, cumplir una promesa, seguir fiel a sus principios, aferrarse a sus principios) 9)
to acquire – to buy; to purchase; to get (comprar, consequir, adquirir) 10)
to draw the shutters on – to close down; to cause to cease operations (cerrar – “shutters” son persianas).
1) to pander - to cater to the lower tastes and desires of others or exploit their weaknesses, especially in order to make money. (complacer, ceder, condescender)
2) to nitpick - to meticulously search for minor, even trivial errors in detail, and then criticize them. (sacarle faltas a todo)
3) to get/give/take a shellacking – to defeat decisively; to strike repeatedly and severely; to batter. (paliza)
4) visceral (adjective) - perceived/obtained through intuition (by illogical means from the gut) rather than from reasoning or observation. (visceral)
5) a riddle, to riddle - a question or statement requiring thought to answer or understand; a puzzle; a difficult problem. (acertijo, adivinanza)
6) to convey - to communicate or make known; impart; to pass on information. (comunicar, expresar)
7) compelling (adjective) – convincing, persuasive, arousing strong interest, having a powerful effect. (convincente, irresistible, apasionante)
8) to belittle - to represent or speak of as contemptibly small or unimportant; to disparage; to cause to make small. (menospreciar, quitar importancia a, minimizar)
9) utter (adjective) - complete; absolute; entire. (completo, total)
10) to dwell - to think moodily or anxiously about something; to fasten one's attention on something (dar vueltas a, pensar obsesivamente en).
Upper-intermediate Vocabulary 1 Cloze - to try something on, as cold as, to fit in with, a pizza to go, to take something back, to dress up, much more easily, to fight back, to keep up with, to go ahead, to put on, to tell someone, to stand out.
Advanced vocabulary activities:
Advanced Vocabulary 1 Cloze - conscientious, courageous, self-deprecating, down-to-earth, to grasp, insight, knowledgeable, narrow-minded, nasty, outgoing, to rely on, to rub off on, sense of humor, shock, to shriek, spiteful, to stand to gain, in the grip of, unconventional, set in one's ways.
Advanced Vocabulary 2A Cloze - to acquire, appeal, by chance, to comply with, delight, to disobey, to engage in, extent, on hold, leisure, all at once, to opt for, in no time, in turn, in no way.
Advanced Vocabulary 2B Cloze - to beware, to blame, by and large, to draw on, to forward, to live life to the full/fullest, to gain, to get over a bad illness, for good, to live up to, to reflect, to take up, to wish, to wonder.
Advanced Vocabulary 3A Cloze - to challenge, to date someone, to tell the difference, to look forward to, to be grateful, light-hearted, over the hill, to label someone, ordinary, pointless, to sack, lips are sealed, to be smitten, tabloid, to feel thrilled, troublemaker, upbringing, by the way, to go from bad to worse, to go too far.
Advanced Vocabulary 3B Cloze - to address an issue, to give a chance, compelling, to be crowded, to embrace, a fellow person, to fit (the description) to get out of doing something, to hang out, to steal/hog the limelight, to narrow the gap, to pay attention, to portray, to be in the running, to set the record straight, to show off, to spiral downward, to struggle, to be over the top, touching.
Advanced Vocabulary 3C Cloze - to be about time, to get caught up in, to cope with, to face the music, a fuss, jargon, in-jokes, to lay into, to be up to the mark/standard, may/might as well, moving, to pick on, point, to pull in, a rollercoaster ride, to snap, on the spot, stem from, wake up to, to feel under the weather, best of both worlds.
Advanced Vocabulary 4A Cloze - to make an appointment, to point out, proposal, complaint, objection, gear towards, to make a point, to co-opt, at present, appreciate, altogether, on one's way.
Advanced Vocabulary 5A Cloze - to apply, to get laid off, to earn a living, overtime, predecessor, under pressure, rejection, to run something, to screen, to select, to specialize, target, wages, to be worth it.
Advanced Vocabulary 5B Cloze - applicant, candidate, in charge, on the dole, downhearted, flexitime, keep your head down, inspiration, qualifications, severance pay, shifts, sketchy, skills, trades.
Advanced Vocabulary 5C Cloze - advisable, barely, career, contemporary, to exceed, go for it, funds, on the job, to major, a matter of, promotion, raise, survey, to get a thrill, to wear off.
Post-proficiency vocabulary activities:
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 1A Cloze - bleak, bound, cadence, to draft, to enact, in the grip of, haste, heinous, hyperbole, insurgent, to lob, malign, to mar, outrage, to overhaul, reckless, to smoulder, a stump speech, wake, wreckage.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 1B Cloze - to chuck, contempt, to count on, to evict, to foot the bill, might, misguided, onslaught, outpouring, to rail, to shun, struggle, to subvert, ties, trappings, treacherous, vitriol.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 3B Cloze - to accrue, to amass, appeal, to make a beeline for, to commoditize, to constrain, marginal cost, nerd, to notch up, obscure, to overwhelm, to proliferate, rate ot return, to reinforce, worthless.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 4 Cloze - atrocity, to avert, blatantly, to carry on, chance, checks and balances, to conflate, to delegitimize, eager, to empower, to ennoble, fate, folly, to frame, to handle, inconceivable, misfortune, ominously, oversight, peril, to rally, to ram, to set in, to sweep aside, to telegraph, tirade.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 5 Cloze - to be about to do something, ages, albeit, range anxiety, to assemble, to bellow, bold, to choke, commitment, to dawn, to deter, emissions, to emit, forecourt, change of gear, to growl, to hit, humble, keen, the likes of, to move along, to overhaul, premium, profitable, to propel, proportion, to put up, to reckon, reliance, for the sake of something or someone, to be set to do something, slick, to spew, to stir feelings, to subsidize, to surge, to sweeten, long/short term, thin profit margin, to tighten, tough, tricky tasks, to undergo, to happen in the wake of, to whir.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 6A Cloze - chunk, collagen, to conjure up, to down, to grind, hoof, hydrolyzed, to jiggle, the lowdown, to mess with, oddball, to pick, smoothie, a thing, yuck.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 7A Cloze - to attenuate, brief, a burst, to exert, a feat, to ferry, to forbid, to merge, nippy, to overcome, plausible, to poke, to shine, to sweep across, a take on, to toy with, transmitter, to wash over.
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