Vocabulary Activities

Post-Proficiency Vocabulary 4 - 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.

Sentences and Defintions List, Sentences MP3, Definitions MP3
   atrocity      averted      blatantly      carry      chance      checks      conflates      delegitimize      eager      empowered      ennobled      fate      folly      frames      handle      inconceivable      misfortune      ominously      oversight      peril      rally      ram      setting      swept      telegraphed      tirade   
Despite whatever’s going on in the outside world, in your personal life you should keep calm and on.
This is a struggle that will decide the of the USA.
Surely there’s a pretty good that something nasty will happen at some time over the next few years.
After 9/11, the overwhelming public response was to around the commander in chief.
Doubts about his anti-democratic machinations were aside as reality set in.
Surgeons have to remove damaged skin quickly and replace it to prevent infection from in
Republican exploitation of the for political gain began almost immediately.
Bush used the initial illusion of success in the Afghanistan war to through huge tax cuts for the wealthy.
The consequences if Trump finds himself in a way similar to Bush will be incomparably worse.
It was foolish to hope that Trump and his people would be even slightly by the responsibilities of office.
Every day brings further evidence that this is a man who completely the national interest with his personal self-interest.
It was previously that a president could attack a private company for decisions that hurt his family’s business interests.
Trump every issue in a way to make himself look blameless, or innocent of wrongdoing.
Trump’s exposed his palpable eagerness to see an attack on America, which would show everyone the folly of constraining his power.
Good students tend to be for knowledge.
I have a foreboding that many Republicans will soon realize the sheer of having voted for Trump.
Trump cannot believe a judge would put the USA in such (by letting all those oh-so-dangerous Muslim families into the country).
What we see here is the most powerful man in the world telegraphing his intention to use national misfortune to grab even more power.
A tiny movement of his arm his intention to strike.
Fortune knocks but once, but has much more patience. (Laurence Peter)
To ensure the continuation of democracy, the constitutional system is full of and balances.
Authoritarianism can be only if people have the courage to stand against it.
, the new attorney general has a long history of contempt for voting rights.
Trump is doing all he can to judicial oversight in advance.
Due to an unfortunate by American voters, the progress of democracy may now be interrupted.
Trump’s bizarre behavior raises doubts as to America’s ability to upcoming crisis.

Vocabulary from “When the Fire Comes” - by Paul Krugman FEB. 10, 2017. Google the article. El País also has a translation of this article. Paul Krugman is an American economist, Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and a columnist for The New York Times. In 2008, Krugman was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

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