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The News of the World - Vocabulary Cloze
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Activity by Steven Starry - (Alcorcón, Villaviciosa, Leganés)

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!

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:

   access      allegation      allegedly      among      available      beyond      blindness      bribery      broadsheet      capitalization      carry      circulation      closure      conglomerate      conspiracy      conspire      controversy      cover      credit      criticism      deceased      despite      dub      fit      hack      household      influential      mogul      outcome      outcry      own      pattern      pervert      powerful      prominent      publication      publish      pursue      rank      release      reveal      royalty      scope      stewardship      subsequently      suspicion      tabloid      takeover      telephony      unfortunately      widespread      willful      worth   
Vocabulary list:
a newspaper - a full-size newspaper, many of which measure approximately 75 by 60 centimeters per full spread, twice the size of a standard tabloid. (periodico tamaño grande)
a -sized newspaper: a smaller format 1/2 broadsheet newspaper, the dimensions of which are about 43 by 28 cm. This newspaper format is particularly popular in the United Kingdom for all its papers including the respectable ones. (periodico tamaño tabloide)
the press – In both the U.K. and U.S., this term refers to the body of alternative, sensationalist newspapers which publish more stories about celebrities, crime and scandal. (la prensa amarilla)
to - to issue/print something for sale and distribution. (publicar)
a – the closing of (cierre)
- dissemination of printed material, especially copies of newspapers or magazines, among readers. (tirada de material impresa)
a – a rich and powerful person (magnate)
media - a media corporation formed by the combination of several smaller corporations. (conglomerado mediático)
to – to possess (poseer)
a net - the total assets minus total liabilities of an individual or a company. (el total de los activos menos los activos = patrimonio neto)
- capable of being used for the accomplishment of a purpose (disponible)
a - collectively, all the persons who live in a given house; a family including attendants, servants etc.; a domestic or family establishment. (hogar, familia)
to - to acknowledge a contribution. (reconocer a alguien el mérito de haber hecho algo)
an – a result or consequence (resultado)
- in the group, class, or number of. (entre) Example: “Charles Dickens is ranked (. . .) the greatest writers.”
– having or exercising power that affects people or events. (influyente) Example: “Murdoch has been listed three times in the Time 100 as among the most (. . .) people in the world.”
to – to classify; to give a person, place, thing, or idea a rank - or a relative position. (clasificar) Example: “Their defense (. . .) third in the league.”
- Having power or influence. (poderoso)
to – to call; to name. (apodar)
an - an accusation that’s not necessarily based on facts. (imputación)
to - to gain unauthorized access to a computer system or telephone by manipulating code, etc. (piratear) Example: “He can (. . .) like no one else and make the program work as expected.”
- people of royal rank, such as Kings and Queens, plus their families, treated as a group. (realeza)
– according to an accusation that’s not necessarily based on the facts. (presuntamente) Examples: “The suspect was (. . .) involved in the robbery, but his alibi placed him in another state at the time.”
to - to make known, disclose, uncover to uncover something for everyone to see it. (revelar)
to be – to be dead. (difunto)
to – to gain entry to (conseguir acceso)
an - a strong protest. (protesta fuerte) Examples: “The proposal was met with a public outcry.”
– important; standing out; likely to attract attention from its size or position. (importante, destacado, notable)
to out – to implement; to do. (realizar)
– extensive (extenso)
a – an analysis and evaluation of something or someone, usually negative. (crítica)
a - a dispute/discussion of opposing opinions. (controversia, polémica)
– after that; following in time. (posteriormente)
– the imagining of something without evidence. (sospecha)
to - to secretly plot or make plans together to do something bad or illegal. (conspirer)
– an agreement between two or more persons to break the law at some time in the future. (conspiración)
to – to do something in a corrupt way
a -up - an attempt to conceal or disguise a wrongdoing or a mistake. (encubrimiento)
the – the extent (alcance)
to - to make available to the public. (publicar, sacar)
- intentional (intencionado)
– the condition of being unable to see. (ceguera)
a - an issue of printed or other matter, offered for sale or distribution. (publicación)
a person – having the right qualifications. (apto, adecuado)
- the act of officially administering. (administración de gobierno)
a - the purchase of one company by another. (toma de posesión de una empresa)
- a system of telecommunications for the transmission of speech or other sounds. (telefonía)
a market - the total market value of the equity in a publicly traded entity. (el índice de capitalización)
– the making of illegal payments to public officials, etc. (suborno)
- happening through bad luck. (desafortunadamente)
a - a composite of characteristics which are related. (patrón)
far – to go much farther or do a lot more (más allá)
– in spite of; regardless of (a pesar de)
to – to follow (perseguir)