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Mixed Vocabulary Cloze 3


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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   backpack      grin      join      overcome      reminisce      seem to be      start off     stretch      traverse      wander   
to – to travel, hike or trek with a rucksack (verb and noun). (viajar con mochila). Examples: “If I was stranded on a desert Island and I could only bring one thing, I would bring Dora. That girl has everything in her (. . .).” (to strand = to bring into or leave in a difficult or helpless position) “He works as a mountain guide and will carry my big (. . .).” “Together we (. . .) around the world, starting in the USA, travelling through South America, Australia and Asia, before returning to our native London.”
to off – to set out on a journey; to begin an activity (salir de viaje o empezar un viaje). Examples: “Sylvia was pleased and excited, but knew it was best to (. . .) off slow, so she began working for just 20 hours per week.” (pleased = satisfied) “Let’s (. . .) the party off right with some good rock-and-roll.” “Our relationship was off to a good (. . .) when we became friends at school.”
to – to expand; to extend from one place to another; to extend oneself to full length (verb - extenderse) (noun – un tramo, trecho). Examples: “Areas of cooperation (. . .) from light industry and transport-related services to the production of medical goods and pharmaceuticals and the transformation of agricultural products.” (goods = products) “I've always wanted to (. . .) my acting skills, and the timing being what it is, I couldn't say no.” (Josie Maran) “This is the equivalent of 7,500,000 large 75-ton railroad cars - a train so long, it would (. . .) more than twice around the world.” “A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you (. . .).” (Mary Kay Ash) (strenuous = requiring a lot of vigorous effort)
to – to move about without a definite destination or purpose. (deambular). Examples: “I have (. . .) all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we (. . .) for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” (Hilaire Belloc) (fulfillment = a feeling of satisfaction at having achieved your desires) “I was a fantastic student until ten, and then my mind began to (. . .).” (Grace Paley) “It was so much fun to have the freedom to (. . .) America, with no assignments. For 25 or 30 years I never had an assignment.” (assignment = mission)
to - to travel or pass across, over, or through (atravesar). Examples: “Explore stunning world teeming with life, and (. . .) land and sea as you tackle the breathtaking monsters that rule the elements.” (teeming = to be full of things; to tackle = to deal with; breathtaking = exciting) “In different geographical regions, migrants venture into the sea in flimsy boats, or out into deserts, (. . .) inhospitable areas or opt for secondary roads and dangerous routes in the hope of being admitted to another country.” (migrants = immigrants; to venture = to take a risk; flimsy = light, insubstantial, inhospitable = not having a favourable climate or terrain; to opt for = to choose) “You (. . .) the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.” (Horace) (to confer = to give; to reach = to succeed in getting into contact with)
to – to put or bring together so as to make continuous or form a unit (unirse). Examples: “Twitter is basically just you having a conversation with yourself hoping that someone else will (. . .) in.” “Human resource management should therefore take age into account from the moment that employees (. . .) the workforce.” (workforce = all the workers working in a company) “I refuse to (. . .) any club that would have me as a member.” (Groucho Marx) (to refuse = to say “no”)
to – to recollect and tell of past experiences or events (rememorar, recordar). Examples: “The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to (. . .). Instantly.” (Demetri Martin) “To (. . .) with my old friends, a chance to share some memories, and play our songs again.” (Ricky Nelson) “My grandson understood that there was a story behind this so I began to (. . .) about my adventure so long ago.”
to - 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) Examples: “He responded with a (. . .), ‘It doesn't matter, we will attack at dawn and we will find out how many defenders there are soon enough.’” “The only people who should really sin are the people who can sin and (. . .).” (Ogden Nash) (to sin = to break religious or moral laws) “There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not (. . .) or snicker; if sad, it must not scream or curse.” (William James) (to denominate = to call; to snicker = a short derogatory or malicious laugh; to curse = to swear, to say bad words) “War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, (. . .). If you can't (. . .), keep out of the way till you can.” (Winston Churchill) (to keep out of the way = to stay away from)
to – to appear to be true, to appear to exist (parecía estar o ser). Examples: “Hugh Jackman and his son (. . .) growing closer due to their shared love of robot boxing.” “I may be smiling and laughing and (. . .) having the time of my life but you have no idea how I really feel.” “No matter how much cats fight, there always (. . .) plenty of kittens.” (Abraham Lincoln) (kittens = baby cats)
to – to prevail, to surmount obstacles (superar). Examples: “Apathy can be (. . .) by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, which takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.” (Arnold J. Toynbee) (to arouse = to awaken, to wake up, to stimulate; intelligible = capable of being understood, comprehensible; to take by storm = to captivate completely; to carry into practice = to make something the new regular procedure) “Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear (. . .) his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.” (George S. Patton) (base = the lowest part; to indulge = to allow oneself gratification; coward = a person who shows too much fear; duty = a social obligation; manhood = the collection of qualities appropriate to being a man such as bravery, courage, determination and vigor) “Correct one fault at a time. Concentrate on the one fault you want to (. . .).” (Sam Snead) (fault = defect) “Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has (. . .) adversity.” (Lou Holtz) (worthwhile = sufficiently valuable to be worth one’s time or effort)