Vocabulary Activities

The Remains of the Day Vocabulary Definitions - Listening Cloze

  Activity set 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 List, MP3

   abyss      awkward      banter      bees      butler      coattails      cringe      deflate      disgrace      ends      erstwhile      goodwill      illusory      irreconcilable      lest      lighten      Lordship      nutshell      pin      pointless      quintessential      reflect      regrettable      rekindle      render      unrelenting      verbose   
- a deep or seemingly bottomless hole.
– not real
in a - in the fewest possible words.
- representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.
- the chief manservant of a house.
“His/Your ” - (in the UK) a respectful form of reference or address to a judge, a bishop, or a man with a title.
- friendly, helpful, or cooperative feelings or attitude.
- loss of reputation or respect as the result of a dishonorable action
to one’s hopes – to rely or depend heavily on.
to ride on the of – to benefit from the success of another, sometimes undeservedly.
to – to cause to become; to make
- having little or no sense, use, or purpose.
- (of conduct or an event) giving rise to disappointing regret; undesirable; unwelcome.
- (of ideas or statements) so different from each other that they cannot be made compatible.
- using or expressed in more words than are needed.
- rigid in strength, severity, or determination.
– former or previous.
the birds and the – the basic facts about sex and reproduction, as told to a child.
– to experience an inward shiver of embarrassment or disgust.
to tie up loose - details that have not yet been settled or explained.
to on/upon – to think deeply or carefully about.
to – to revive something lost.
to – to make someone suddenly lose confidence or feel dispirited.
to up – to make or become more cheerful or less serious.
- with the intention of preventing something undesirable; to avoid the risk of.
- causing or feeling uneasy embarrassment or inconvenience.
- the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.