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Suicide - Vocabulary Cloze

Activity by: Matthew Tong

First, do 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! Next, do this activity: Cloze. 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.


Listen:
Slow:
   across      alone      ambulance      amputated      around      backfiring      bang      blind      club      couple      delivered      divorce      faded      fixed      flashing      hill      less      neighbour      neighbourhood      out      plumber      relatives      suffered      suicide      up      wheels      wounds   
Activity 1 – Vocabulary
Understand the following vocabulary before reading the newspaper article about a couple who commit suicide.

Mss - Used as a courtesy title before the surname or full name of a woman or girl: Mss Smith.
– the act of killing yourself. (suicidio)
elderly – two old people living together. (una pareja mayor)
gunshot – to be wounded by a gun. (heridas de bala)
a retired – a pensioner who when he worked repaired water pipes. (un fontanero retirado)
to be – a person who cannot see. (ser ciego)
from – afflicted by. (sufría de)
– to have your arms or legs removed. (amputar)
– the person who lives next door. (el vecino)
he helped the house - to assist in the house. (el ayudó por la casa)
he things – he repaired things. (areglar).
– the area you live in. (el barrio).
they went down – they became worse. (fueron mal en peor)
they out – they disappeared slowly. (ellos desvanecieron)
the road – the opposite side of the road. (enfrente de la casa)
a woman’s – an association for women. (asociación de mujeres)
– when a married couple legally terminate their marriage. (divorcio)
less and – (cada vez menos)
she gave – she stopped trying. (se rendió)
they came – (salieron)
food by – (comida/alimentación entregada por)
meals on – (servicio de comida hecha del ayuntamiento)
a – the noise of a gun or a door slamming (el ruido de una arma de fuego o una puerta cerrada fuertamente).
a car – (detonaciones en el tubo de escape)
a police light – the emergency light of a police car. (luces de emergencia de un coche de la policia)
an – when you have a serious illness a van takes you to hospital. (una ambulancia)
they died – (morieron solos)
known – (parientes conocidos)