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Black Friday - Vocabulary Cloze

Karen Hess
Activity by Profesor Particular - Karen Hess

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!

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:

   actually      bird      black      Boxing      consumerism      deals      debut      discourage      disruptive      edge      give      largely      later      leave      losses      off      profits      quarter      retailers      sales      sense      shopping      take      Thanksgiving      throughout      turn      up      virtually   

Day - holiday centered around feasting and giving thanks for divine blessing or goodness. (Día de Acción de Gracias)
Christmas season - time spent during the holidays buying Christmas presents. (temporada de compras de Navidad)
major - larger stores. (los distribuidores importantes)
promotional - special prices to increase purchases. (ventas promocionales)
early specials - great deals for those who arrive before others. (descuentos para los primeros compradores)
to kick - commence, begin, start. (iniciar)
- in fact. (realmente, de hecho)
to - to grant, as permission. (dar)
a day - a day when you are not required to work. (un día libre)
- period of time which you are absent from work. (permíso de ausencia)
- almost all. (prácticamente)
pedestrian and vehicle traffic - obtrusive concentration of people and cars/buses/trucks. (concentracion problematica de peatones y vehiculos)
years - years after. (años mas tarde)
to a profit - make money in business. (producer beneficios)
to be in the - slang for making a profit. (estar en numeros negros o en beneficios)
- money left over when wages, interest, rent and other costs have been paid by businesses. (beneficios)
- three-month period. (trimestre)
to compensate for - to make up for decrease in profits. (compensar las pérdidas)
to extend - to stretch over. (prolongar durante)
- for the most part. (en gran parte)
of urgency - feeling of immediate need. (sensensasion de urgencia)
to to an extreme - to carry to exaggerated lengths. (llevar al extremo)
to maintain an - to keep an advantage. (mantener un ventaja)
to keep with - to stay equal with. (estar a la altura)
- bargains. (chollos)
to - to demoralize, dismay, frustrate. (disuadir)
Day - holiday on December 26th which has become a huge shopping day in Canada. (día despues de la navidad/ “Boxing Day” Navideño)
- consumption of goods. (consumismo)
to make a - to start or appear for the first time. (debutar, estrenar)