Tell-Tale Heart - Verbs Cloze

Activity set by: Chris Davis
"The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1843.
It is in the Public Domain.
Voices of Steven Starry.

First, do these vocabulary activities: Verbs, Nouns and Other. For this activity, listen to the recording if necessary: MP3. 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. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Click the this button again for another letter. You can also click on "[?]" for a different hint. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues! Finally, do the Quiz.

Primero, haz la actividad de vocabulario. Escucha la grabación si es necesario. 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. Para obtener ayuda también puedes clickear en el botón "[?]" y te dará una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas.


   approach      arouse      bear      bid      burst      cease      chat      chirp      chuckle      conceive      creak      cry      deepen      depute      dismember      dissemble      drag      draw      dull      envelop      fancy      fasten      foam      gasp      gaze      grate      hark      haunt      hearken      lay      lodge      mark      mockery      pace      pity      rave      refrain      repose      resolve      seize      sharpen      shine      slip      spring      stalk      startle      swear      swing      tear      thrust      trouble      undo      vex      wane      well      wrong   
Vocabulary List of Verbs
to – to accumulate and become more intense. (crecer)
to – to become more keen or acute. (afilar)
to – to cause loss of original keenness of intelligence. (torpe)
to – to listen; to give heed or attention to what is said. (prestar oídos)
to – to imagine. (concebir)
to – to preoccupy, as with an emotion, memory, or idea; to obsess. (obsesionar)
to – to treat unfairly or unjustly. (tratar de forma injusta)
to - to believe without being absolutely sure or certain. (imaginar)
to - shed or cast light. (arrojó luz)
to - to extend; present. (sacar)
to – to open. (abrir)
to – to make a sharp, harsh, grating, or squeaking sound. (chirrió)
to - to laugh softly or amusedly, usually with satisfaction. (reirse)
to - to disturb or agitate suddenly as by surprise or alarm. (asustar)
to back – to retreat. (retroceder)
to – to make secure, as a door with a lock, bolt, etc. (cerrado)
to - to slide suddenly or involuntarily. (resbalarse)
to out - to scream or shout aloud, especially in pain, terror. (gritar)
to - to make a characteristic short, sharp sound, as small birds and certain insects. (piar)
to - to come near or nearer to. (acercarse)
to - to follow or hunt someone constantly. (cazar al acecho)
to - to surround entirely. (envolver)
to – to decide. (decidir)
to - to look steadily and intently, as with great curiosity, interest, pleasure, or wonder. (mirar larga y fijamente)
to – to stop or abstain from an impulse to say or do something. (contenerse)
to - to take notice; give attention; consider. (hacer caso)
to – to explode. (explotar)
to - to take possession or control of as if by suddenly laying hold. (apoderarse)
to – to pull along with difficulty. (arrastrar)
to – to stop. (cesar)
to – to bother. (molestar)
to - to draw to a close; to approach an end. (se terminaba)
to - to deprive of limbs; to divide limb from limb. (descuartizar)
to - to stir to action or strong response. (levantar sospechas)
to information – (in this context only) to register a complaint before an authority. (denunciar)
to - to be assigned a function. (comisionados)
to - bade - to command; order; direct. (invitar)
to – to lay dead. (reposaba)
to – to converse in a familiar or informal manner. (charlar)
to - to wrap or enclose in or as if in a covering. (envolver)
to – to breathe with difficulty. (respirar con dificultad)
to . . . to and fro - to walk up and down nervously, as to expend nervous energy. (andar de un lado para otro)
to - to be extremely or uncontrollably angry. (echar espuma por la boca)
to - to talk wildly, as in delirium. (delirar)
to - to use profane oaths or language. (decir palabrotas)
to - to cause to move to and fro, sway, or oscillate, as something suspended from above. (balancear)
to - to rub together with a harsh, jarring sound. (rajar)
to make a - to ridicule. (burlarse)
to – to tolerate. (aguantar)
to – to listen attentively. (escuchar)
to - to put on the appearance of; feign. (disimular)
to up - to destroy by breaking. (hacer pedazos)
to – to irritate; to annoy. (irritar)
to upon – to place oneself horizontally on a surface. (estar tumbado)
to up - to rise, spring, or gush, as water, from the earth or some other source. (surgir)
to – to feel compassion. (sentir lástima)
to - to rise suddenly and swiftly, as by a sudden dart or thrust upward. (incorporarse rápidamente)