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English and the Plague - Vocabulary Cloze

Activity and text by Verónica Curlette.

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 the this button again for another letter. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints!
After you do this activity, do the cloze, and then the quiz.
Note: listen to the vocabulary list after the text.

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:

   able      access      aspect      chances      clergy      communally      conditions      conquer      converse      coronation      crowning      cultivate      demand      desperate      dominate      domination      eliminate      execute      fail      field      flea      fluently      hire      hold      illiterate      infect      invade      join      labour      law      literate      mass      monk      negotiate      nobility      nuns      parliament      peasant      peasantry      plant      plough      prestigious      priest      produce      protest      reap      revolt      rise      sector      suck      take      tend      therefore      unfold      wages      willing      win      wipe   
Vocabulary for The English and The Plague
the plague - a highly infectious, usually fatal, epidemic disease; a pestilence. (la peste)
to out - to destroy completely; demolish. (matar)
to - to contaminate someone or something with a disease. (infectar)
a - any of numerous small, wingless bloodsucking insects, parasitic upon mammals and birds and noted for their ability to leap. (pulgas)
to - to draw into the mouth by producing a partial vacuum by action of the lips and tongue. (chupar)
to - to enter forcefully as an enemy. (invadir)
to - to win in war, to acquire by force of arms. (conquistar)
- having status or glamour; impressive or influential. (prestigioso)
to - to rule over; to govern; to control. (dominar)
- appearance to the eye or mind; look. (aspecto)
to - to speak as in conversation. (conversar)
- spoken or written with ease. (con fluidez)
the - the group or body of ordained persons in a religion, as distinguished from the laity. (clero)
the - the class of people holding the titles of dukes, marquesses, earls, viscounts, or barons and their feminine equivalents collectively. (nobleza)
a - a member of a class of persons, as in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, who are small farmers or farm laborers of low social rank. (los camposinos)
- a way or means of approach. (acceso)
to - to develop. (desplegar)
to out - to succeed, especially over great odds. (tener éxito)
the – the social class of peasants. (campesinado)
a – a division in society according to occupation. (los sectores sociales)
a - a minister of any religion. (cura)
a – a member of special male groups whose lives are devoted to the service of the church. (monjes)
- members of special female groups whose lives are devoted to the service of the church. (monjas)
to - to look after; to watch over and to care for. (cuidar)
- living with many people. (que viven en cumunidad)
- probability, luck or fortune. (probabilidades)
- able to read and write. (alfabetizado)
- having an urgent need, desire. (desesperado)
- to want to do something. (dispuesto)
to - to engage the services of (a person or persons) for wages or other payment. (emplear)
to - to become a member of an organization. (unirse)
- unable to read and write. (analfabeto)
to over - to take control. (hacerse cargo de )
to - to not succeed; to lose. (fracasar)
- the oral services given by a member of the clergy to the population, a public religious celebration of the Eucharist. (misa)
to have a strong on – to have firm control. (tener control fuerte)
the class – the social class of common workers. (la clase trabajadora)
to - to remove or get rid of, especially as being in some way undesirable. (eliminar)
-bodied - having a strong, healthy body; physically fit. (cuerpo sano)
a - an expanse of open or cleared ground, especially a piece of land suitable or used for pasture or farm land. (campo)
to - to put or set in the ground for growth, as seeds, young trees. (plantar)
to - to prepare and work on land in order to raise crops or plants for eating. (cultivar)
to - to prepare agricultural farm land or in gardens with a special instrument in order to plant and cultivate plants for eating. (arar)
to (to harvest) - to gather or collect the edible or comestible plants cultivated on farm land. (cosechar)
- agricultural products collectively, especially vegetables and fruits. (producto)
to - to discuss a solution to reach an agreement to a problem that benefits both people. (negociar)
- money that is paid or received for work. (salario)
working – the circumstances of a job. (condiciones de trabajo)
a - an urgent or pressing requirement. (exigencia)
to give to - to originate; to produce; to cause. (provocar)
the - the principles and regulations established in a community by some authority and applicable to its people. (ley)
the - the place of meeting or assembly for conference on public or national affairs. (parlamento)
to - to break away from or rise against constituted authority. (rebelarse)
to - to put to death according to law. (ejecutar)
to - to publicly express an objection. (protestar)
a event - an event that is the best. (lo mejor de lo mejor)
a speech - the speech a newly crowned monarch gives to the people. (discurso de coronación)
– the exercise of power of one group over another. (dominación)
– for that reason; as a consequence. (por lo tanto)