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Mixed Vocabulary Cloze 2


Activity by Steven Starry - (Alcorcón, Villaviciosa, Leganés)

Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Click this button again for another letter. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints!
After you do this activity, do the quiz.

Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Perderás puntos con las pistas.

Listen:
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   acquire      draw the shutters on      keep a low profile      overpay      spice up      splash out      stick      target      turn out      value   
to – to spend freely or extravagantly on things that you want, but don’t need. (gastar libremente, derrochar dinero) Examples: "The unemployed are unlikely to (. . .) on a new 3D TV." “We (. . .) on an expensive dinner.” “I’m going to (. . .) and buy him a PS3 with a couple of video games.”
to - to end up; to result: "The cake (. . .) beautifully." (resultó ser que ...) Examples: “Their nuclear device could (. . .) to be the biggest suicide bomb the world has ever seen." "Sometimes the warning signs (. . .) to be false alarms." “Things may not always (. . .) the way you want them to, but even in disappointing times there is still reason to hope.”
to – to pay too much (pagar demasiado) Examples: "If you ever (. . .) your local phone bill, major telecom companies simply apply it automatically to your next bill." “Did you (. . .) for an e-book recently? The Department of Justice says that there’s probably a conspiracy behind it.”
to – to behave in a way that does not attract attention or public notice. (intentar pasar desapercibido) Examples: “As history has shown, anyone who thinks that they can (. . .) while the storm passes by on the other side is often mistaken.” “Until his appointment becomes official, the politician is (. . .).” “Foreigners are warned to (. . .) while visiting some countries.”
to - to evaluate or estimate the worth or merit of something. (valor) Examples: "Venture capitalists (. . .) the company at $500m." "Nature is (. . .) for the pleasure and inspiration it provides." “We (. . .) your tornado pics, but we (. . .) your life more. Take shelter during dangerous situations today.”
to - to aim at or for. (fijar como objetivo) Examples: "They may also use information about your visits to this and other Web sites to (. . .) advertisements for goods and services." “The military did little to protect the (. . .) population from the incoming missiles.” “A pickpocket family who (. . .) sleeping commuters on trains between London and Kent were jailed for total of 10 years and 3 months.”
to - to add something to make it more interesting. (añadir un poco de picante, estimular, condimentar). Examples: “Visit the Itunes store to get instant access to music, games and all the other stuff you need to (. . .) your iPhone and iPad.” “Google is hard at work trying to (. . .) its Google+ social network.”
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) Examples: “I want to be there when you're sad, when your world seems to be falling apart. You can count on me and I'll (. . .) with you no matter what.” “I really hate when someone says one thing but does another, (. . .) to your word and your promise.” “Everyone has their own path in life! (. . .) to yours and don't be sidetracked by others.”
to – to buy; to purchase; to get (comprar, consequir, adquirir) Examples: “You should study music. You may amaze yourself and (. . .) a real talent for it.” “A good, true friend is the greatest of all gifts, but we don’t do enough to (. . .) one.” “Facebook (. . .) Instagram for a billion dollars.”
to – to close; to cause to cease operations (cerrar – “shutters” son persianas). “Earlier this month, media baron Rupert Murdoch (. . .) the 168-year-old News of The World newspaper.” “They bolted their doors carefully, (. . .) every window and trembled with fear.”