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Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot - Vocabulary Cloze

Nicholas Pain
Activity and text by Nicholas Pain.
Images CC from wikipedia

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: (Nicholas Pain)       (Steven Starry)
     
     
   appeal      assassinate      attend      away      bang      banger      barrel      blow      bonfire      cellar      dastardly      deed      discourage      drawn      effigy      estate      fate      fellow      firelight      fireworks      flame      flicker      fuse      gain      grill      gunpowder      handed      hanged      headmaster      high      inherit      involved      jumper      Lords      may      passers      penny      persuasion      plot      quartered      raise      refuse      request      roast      rocket      sausage      small      smell      smithereens      smuggle      sparkler      stepfather      stick      straw      stuff      support      treason      trousers      tube station      undoing      warn      watch      widowed      wit   
Vocabulary list
- an explosive made of saltpetre, sulphur and charcoal. (pólvora)
- an attempt to murder the king or overthrow the government. (traición)
a - a conspiracy or secret plan especially to achieve an unlawful end. (complot)
a - a colloquial name for a station on the London Underground. (parada de metro)
by - people walking in the street. (transeúntes)
a - the smallest unit of British currency. (penique)
an - a crude model of a person. (efigie)
a - a long-sleeved warm item of clothing worn on the upper body. (jersey)
- an article of clothing that covers the legs. (pantalones )
to to pack a receptacle tightly. (rellenar)
a - dry stalks of grain. (paja)
- destiny. (destino)
a - a large open air fire for burning rubbish or as a celebration. (fogata)
- devices that cause explosions or spectacular effects. (fuegos artficiales)
a - a hand held sparkling firework. (bengala)
a - a firework which explodes with a loud noise. (petardo)
a - a firework that flies up into the sky and explodes with a bang or a display of colour. (cohete)
whizz and - the sound made by fireworks. (zumbido y explosión)
to - a light which is not constant in intensity. (parpadear)
- light from a fire in a fireplace. (luz del fuego)
to - to cook in an oven or fire. (asar)
a - minced meat encased in a cylindrical skin for cooking. (salchicha)
to - to cook over a fire. (a la parrilla)
a - a long thin piece of wood. (palo)
a - a hot glowing body of ignited gas that is generated by something on fire. (llama)
to - to go to. (asistir a)
- the situation of a woman whose husband has died. (viuda)
a - father by marriage, not a blood relation. (padrastro)
- the most important teacher in a school. (director/a)
be that as it - it is possible but we are not sure. (suponiendo que sea así)
an - piece of land for farming, hunting, etc. (finca)
to - to get property, land, a house, money, etc. because someone has died. (heredar)
to for - to ask for. (solicitar)
to - to help. (apoyo, ayuda)
to a rebellion - to find people who will support a protest or revolution. (fomentar una rebelión)
to - an act of asking politely or formally for something. (petición)
to - to say no. (denegar)
to - to persuade someone that something is not a good idea. (desalentar)
to become in - to participate in. (involucrarse)
to - to kill a very important person. (cometer un magnicidio)
- despicable. (ruín)
a - an act. (hecho)
to access - to get into. (conseguir entrar)
a - a storage space or room below ground level in a house. (sótano)
to up - to destroy with an explosion. (volar)
The House of - the upper house of parliament. (el senado)
- small fragments. (pedazos)
to - to transport illegally. (hacer contrabando)
a - a cylindrical wooden container for wine etc. (barril, tonel)
religious - the religion people practise. (creencia religiosa)
to – advise someone of danger. (advertir)
a - belonging to the same activity. (compañero)
to stay - not to go to a place. (mantenerse alejado )
to a rat - to become suspicious. (oler a chamusquina)
- ruin. (perdición)
the hours - the very early morning, after midnight. (la madrugada)
red- - in the act of doing something wrong. (con las manos en la masa)
slow - a device designed to delay the time of an explosion. (mecha retardante)
a - a timepiece. (reloj)
to try for treason - to accuse of serious disloyalty to the state. (enjuiciar por alta traición)
- executed by dropping from a height with a rope round the neck. (ahorcado)
- dragged through the streets behind a horse. (arrastrado)
- cut into several pieces. (desmembrado)
a - a person who makes humorous remarks. (gracioso)