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Alonso and Vettel - Vocabulary Cloze

Activity set by: Martin Horrocks

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. Note that you will lose points if you ask for clues! Then, 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:

   advantage      advised      archetypal      authority      beat      career      cigar      commitment      corporate      counted      deserve      determination      dominating      drive      F1      faded      fail      failure      flattered      freak      gifted      gladiatorial      grid      imply      incidents      inconvenient      karts      kid      last      lead      lone      management      marriage      misfortunes      motivator      pack      part      precedence      regret      reliable      roll      skill      skilled      spring      stick      strength      successive      team      tenacious      term      title      tough      will   
Vocabulary list
a - a child, teenager, youngster. (pequeño/niño)
- desire, belief and ability to follow something to the maximum level. (arriesgado/comprometido)
- like a gladiator. (de titanes/de gladiadores)
to - to suggest. (significa/implica/sugiere)
the - the championship. (título/campeonato)
drivers - drivers who race in Formula One. (los pilotos de Fórmula 1)
a - an ability to perform a task well. (cualidades/habilidades)
to - not succeed. (fracasar/fallar)
to to mind - reminds me of. (vienen a mi mente-cabeza)
- mental or physical ability to pursue a difficult task. (decision/determinación)
mental - ability to control your emotion and thinking. (fortaleza o entereza mental)
to - to defeat someone. (ganar-vencer/derrotar)
nothing would stop Alonso - Alonso would win everything. (nada podría detener el dominio de Alonso)
- very persistent. (tenaz)
- able to do something well. (habilidoso)
a - someone who inspires or leads others. (inspirador/motivador)
to - to be worthy of. (merece)
badly - to be given bad information or recommendations by somebody. (mal aconsejado)
- professional development, from beginning to end. (carrera)
- typical. (arquetipo )
a wolf - an individualistic person who is independent and self-reliant. (lobo solitario)
a hunter or fighter - a strong individual who can defend and provide for him/herself. (un duro cazador/luchador)
natural - gets automatic respect from other people. (autoridad connatural )
- a uniform, business-like style. (corporativa)
everyone plays their - all people share the work and the reward. (cada uno aporta lo suyo/todo el mundo tiene parte/todos juegan su papel)
no one takes - all people are treated equally. (nadie destaca sobre el resto/nadie tiene prioridad)
a strange - a couple who are not compatible. (un matrimonio incompatible)
a control - someone with a mania to control everything. (obsesión por el control)
in the long - eventually. (a la larga)
to offer a - to give a job as a racing driver in a team. (le ofrecieron un puesto/se le ofreció un puesto)
to - to feel sorry or bad about something. (arrepentir)
at - to do something whenever you please. (a voluntad)
unfair - to have something extra or special to make you more competitive. (competencia desleal)
seasons - consecutive years. (temporadas consecutivas)
– something or someone you can depend on. (fiable)
truth - something which is true, but difficult to accept. (verdad incómoda)
- miniature racing cars, the training ground for young racing drivers. (karts)
to by example - to be a good boss by behaving correctly and honestly. (predicar con el ejemplo)
to make the your own - to make the team work for you. (para conseguir que el equipo trabaje para él)
brilliantly - extremely talented. (extraordinariamente dotado)
to have the few per cent - to use every part of your abilities and potential. (tener el genio necesario)
“Good, but no ” - a good effort, but with no reward. (“Caliente, pero no”)
his performance - his effectiveness reduced. (su actuación se desvaneció)
when it most - at the most important time. (cuando más se necesitaba/cuando más falta hacía)
the results - the results were better than the performance. (los resultados subestimaron)
back of the - to be the last of the cars in the race. (desde el fondo del peloton/de la parte trasera del peloton)
to make his advantage - to benefit fully from a situation. (hacer valer su ventaja)
heads will - some people will lose their jobs. (rodaron cabezas)
first corner - crashes at the first curve. (sus primeros encontronazos)
these are cancelled out by - the negatives were balanced by other factors. (estas desgracias han quedado olvidadas por)
a mechanical - the car broke down or stopped working. (fallos mecánicos)
on the - the place where the cars start from, also the cars in the race. (en la parrilla)
the team - the business managers who work for a sports/media star. (el equipo de gestión)
a - someone who inspires/leads others. (inspirador/motivador)
to - to be worthy of. (merece)