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Learning English If You're Shy - Vocabulary Cloze

Steve Thompson
Activity set by: Steve Thompson

First, do this activity. Then, do this activity: Cloze. Listen to the recording if necessary: MP3 (slow), MP3 (fast). 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.


Listen:

   about      accurately      anxiously      arduous      blank      boil      bunch      deer      expose      fade      figure      hammer      increasingly      inhibitions      melt      nuance      oncoming      overcome      petty      respite      stare      struggle      stumbling      through      tribulations      willing   
Vocabulary List
- requiring great exertion; laborious; difficult: an arduous undertaking. (arduo)
to – to lay open one's character to attack. (exponer)
block - an obstacle or hindrance to progress, belief, or understanding. (piedra de tropiezo)
to - to succeed in dealing with or controlling a problem. (superar)
trials and - tests of one's patience or endurance, strength. (pruebas y tribulaciones)
to - to contend resolutely with a task, problem, etc.; strive: to struggle for existence. (luchar)
to out - to understand; solve: (descifrar) Example: “We couldn't figure out where all the money had gone.”
- correct or true in every detail. (exactamente)
– nervously, earnestly desirous; eager. (ansiosamente) Examples: “anxious to please”, “anxious for our happiness.”
to - to look at someone or something very directly for a long time. (mirar fijamente)
to down to - to be the main reason for something or the most basic part of something. (se reduce a) Example: “It's difficult to choose which appliance to buy, but in the end it usually boils down to cost.”
a - a slight difference that may be difficult to notice but is fairly important. (matiz) Example: “A translator has to be alert to every nuance.”
a - a short period of rest from having to deal with a difficult or unpleasant situation. (respiro)
a - a group of something. In this case, noises. (grupo)
“That's it." - that's everything. There's nothing more to say. (Eso es todo)
- empty or with little or no facial expression. (vacia)
a - Bambi is a deer. (ciervo)
- moving towards you. (que se acerca)
to - to gradually disappear. (descolorarse)
- if you are willing to do something, you do it when someone asks you, sometimes when you do not want to. (dispuesto)
a - a tool used for hitting things or forcing nails into wood that consists of a handle and a heavy metal top with one flat side. (martillo)
- feelings of being embarrassed or not confident that makes it difficult to relax and do or say what you want to. (inhibiciones)
to go - to experience something difficult or unpleasant. (que pasar por)
to away - to disappear, usually gradually. (esfumarse)
- more and more over a period of time. (cada vez más)
- not important and not worth worrying about. (pequeño)