Vocabulary Activities

Post-Proficiency Vocabulary 10B - Listening Cloze

  Activity by Steven Starry - Profesor en Alcorcón

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 this button again for another letter. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints! Listen to the recording afterwards.

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. Escucha a la grabación despues.

Vocabulary 10 List, MP3, MP3 Definitions

   antitrust      blindsided      colluding      entail      grip      incumbent      moats      sanguine      scope      stifle      traction   
By collecting more data, a firm has more to improve its products, which attracts more users, generating even more data, and so on … with extra network effects.
Vast pools of data can act as protective because the more data a company gathers, the better it can do its work.
I'm about Europe's willingness to regulate the big data giants before it's too late.
A majority of the electorate disapproves of the 's performance and he is not likely to be re-elected.
It is unlikely that a tech giant will ever get by an upstart because big data will probably always give them an early heads up.
Big companies will see when a new product or service gains , allowing them to copy it or simply buy the upstart before it becomes too great a threat.
Large companies now have the early-warning systems that they need in order to build insurmountable barriers to entry, eliminate potential rivals and competition.
The nature of big data makes the atomizing remedies of the past less useful today because network effects would ensure the quick reassertion to dominance of one of the
As pricing systems become ever more autonomous, businessmen will not even need to speak to their competitors to fix prices. Computers will do the for them, either by using the same algorithm or learning from their interactions with other machines — all without leaving behind trails of incriminating emails or voicemails. (FT)
Regulators must force companies to loosen their on big data and give more control and information to consumers.
If governments want to prevent a data economy dominated by a very few, extremely powerful giants, it will the enactment of a set of very shrewd laws.

Vocabulary from: Regulating the internet giants - The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data - from the Economist. The Economist is a British newspaper which offers high quality mp3 recordings of all of their articles once you've subscribed.