Vocabulary Activities

Upper-intermediate Vocabulary 1 - Listening Cloze

  Activity by Steven Starry - Profesor en Alcorcón

Fill in all the gaps with the (2-5) 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 (2-5) 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 1 List


Robert was putting on the uniform for the very first time.
try
Robert was for the very first time.

Even just 10 years ago, the climate was cooler than today.
as
Even just 10 years ago, the climate today. (don't use an apostraphe)

You have to become tough if you want to be socially compatible with other members of a gang.
fit
You have to become tough if you want to with other members of a gang.

Could I have three pepperoni pizzas to take away?
go
Could I have three pepperoni pizzas ?

Jerry returned the car because it broke down just 3 days after he had bought it.
took
Jerry because it broke down just 3 days after he had bought it.

They are very formal when they wear smart or formal clothes for church services.
dress
They are very formal when they for church services.

It’s a lot easier to learn English if you stop making excuses and actually study every day.
much
You can learn English if you stop making excuses and actually study every day.

The villain drew his sword and attacked, so the heroine returned his attack.
fight
The villain drew his sword and attacked, so the heroine .

I watch the news in the morning to learn about current events throughout the world,
keep
I watch the news in the morning so I can current events throughout the world.

The exam was postponed time after time, but finally proceeded on the 15th.
go
The exam was postponed time after time, but finally on the 15th.

Some teachers try really hard to teach you.
effort
Some teachers really to teach you.

Prices have risen by 15 per cent in 5 years.
go
Prices have by 15 per cent in 5 years.

The robbers escaped with $10,000.
get
The robbers with $10,000.

Sarah slipped into a red jacket.
put
Sarah quickly .

John’s wife said, “Trump has just been elected president.”
told
John’s wife Trump had just been elected president.

Certain landmarks and locations in London are very noticeable.
stand
Certain landmarks and locations in London .

Answers to crossword puzzle
Answers to crossword puzzle

go up by - subir un
meaningful - significativo
lie - mentira
broaden - ampliar
mindful - consciente
try on - probar ropa
impression - huella, impronta, impresión
mindless - irracional
expectations - expectativas
as big as - tan grande como
achieve - lograr
go ahead - seguir adelante
electrical - eléctrico
inaccessible - inaccesible
dress up - ponerse elegante
fit in - encajar
remarkably - notablemente

absence - ausencia
stand out - destacar
drawback - desventaja, inconveniente
unimpressed - no impresionado
electronic - electrónico
fight back - contraatacar
disability - discapacidad
rise - aumento, aumentar
inability - incapacidad
accessibility - accesibilidad
solve - solucionar
thrill - emoción, estremecimiento
to go - para llevar
take back - devolver
make an effort - hacer un esfuerzo
keep up with - seguir el ritmo
get away with - salirse con la suya