Vocabulary Activities

Profesor en Alcorcón

Intermediate Crossword 3

Listen to the vocabulary, pronounce the words, memorize the list. Then, write the translation in English for the clue in Spanish. Then press "Check" to check your answers.
(Find a test of this vocabulary by clicking on the word "cloze" above.

Escucha al vocabulario, pronuncia las palabras, memoriza. Luego, escribe la traducción en inglés para la pista en español. Haz click en el botón "Check", que aparece en la parte inferior de la página, para comprobar tus aciertos.
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memory – (memoria, recuerdo) the ability to remember. Memory is like a muscle, which can be made stronger with exercise.
address – (dirección, dirigirse a) to speak or write to someone. You address someone that you are talking to.
sandals – (sandalias) a light shoe with straps that you wear in warm weather. I wore my sandals to the beach.
use – (consumir, utilizar) to take an amount from a supply of something. I’d like to buy a car that uses electricity instead of (en vez de) gasoline.
spelled – (deletreó, escrito) to tell someone the letters that are used to make a word (past simple). He spelled his name wrong on the application (solicitud) form and was subsequently (posteriormente) ignored.
pea – (guisante) a tiny, round, green vegetable. I had a bowl of peas, green beans and bits (pedazos) of ham for dinner.
lie – (tumbarse, estar tumbado) (lie, lay, lain) to be on a particular surface. She lay on the bed reading a book.
bit – (mordió, poco, pedazo) slightly, a little. What you said about Trump was a bit offensive, don’t you think (no piensas)?
duty – (obligación, deber) something you must do because the law says you must or because it is right. In my opinion, we adults have a duty to be productive citizens.
bubble – (burbuja) a ball of air with liquid around it. Soap bubbles typically burst (explota).
cry – (gritar) to say something loudly. “There’s evidence over here,” cried the police sergeant (sargento).
pants – (pantalones - US, calzoncillos - UK) clothing that covers the legs and has a separate part for each leg. I prefer pants to shorts because they cover my white legs.
don – (ponerse) to put on a piece of clothing such as a coat or hat. He donned his heavy coat and went out into the cold, winter day.
somewhere – (en algún lugar) in no particular place. Wouldn’t you rather be somewhere nice on vacation? You bet I would! (Sin duda)
rent – (alquilar, alquiler, renta) to allow someone to pay you money to live in your building. I would love to have a couple of apartments to rent tourists on Airbnb.
money – (dinero) the coins or pieces of paper that are used for buying things. He spends a lot of his money on gadgets such as mobile phones and computers.
thaw – (descongelarse, derretirse) to become warmer and softer, or to change to liquid. She thawed out the beef to make hamburgers for lunch.
fought – (luchó, se enfrentó) to try to hurt someone using your body or weapons (past tense). The men fought each other (el uno al otro) in the tournament (torneo).
holiday – (vacaciones, fiesta) vacation, a special day for celebrating something locally or nationally. Christmas, New Year’s and Easter (Pascua) are all holidays in the USA.
broke – (roto, rompió, pelado) to stop working or to make something stop working. The TV broke right (immediately) before the game and everyone panicked.
moon – (luna) the round object that shines in the sky at night and moves around the earth. China landed a space craft on the dark side of the moon recently.
tea – (té, infusión) a hot drink that you make by pouring water onto dried leaves. It’s best not to drink tea in the evening if it has caffeine.
arena – (estadio) an area with seats where you can watch sports and performances. Apparently, Madrid lacks (carece) mid-sized arenas for smaller concerts and events.
surprised – (sorprendió, sorprendido) to make someone feel that something unexpected has happened. She surprised me with her announcement (declaración) that she was gay.
noise – (ruido) a loud and unpleasant sound. The noise of the party next door kept me (me mantuvo) awake all night.
abroad – (en el extranjero) in a different country. Would you like to study English abroad in England or Scotland?
deep - (profundo, intenso) having a long distance from the top to the bottom. The well (pozo) was incredibly deep and narrow (estrecho).
sentence – (oración, sentencia, condenar) a punishment that a judge gives to someone who has committed a crime. Rapists (violadores) and murderers (asesinos) should get life sentences to prevent similar crimes in the future.
sir – (caballero, señor) you call a man “sir” when you are speaking formally or politely. Excuse me, sir, could you spare (dejar) a euro for a sandwich?
hungry – (hambriento) wanting or not having enough food. Are you hungry? Are you ready (prepared) for lunch?
bet – (apostar, apostó) to risk money on the result of a game or competition. I bet 20 euros in the football pools (las quinielas).
angry – (enfadado) feeling that you want to shout at someone or hurt them because they have done something bad. Trump’s bullying (intimidación) makes me so angry. How do you feel about it?
rule – (regla, gobernar) a basic idea that explains how a system, such as a language or science, works. English Grammar rules sometimes have exceptions; The most infamous exception is the “I before E except after C rule.”
poo – (caca o hacer caca - para críos) solid waste from the body; excrement, shit, crap, but as said by infants. My nephew needed to “poo” as soon as the best scene of the film started.
stupid – (estúpido) unintelligent and silly. The stupid guy pretended to be asleep when the policeman stopped his car.
met – (conoció) about a group of people who went to a place to do something (past simple). We all met at the meeting point at the shopping mall.
how far – (cuán lejos) what is the distance? How far did you travel in your last vacation?
bottom – (fondo, parte inferior) the ground under a river, lake, or sea. They found the missing woman in her car at the bottom of the river.
ogre – (ogro) a big scary character in stories who eats children, or a person who is similarly scary. Do children in United States concentration camps think of Trump as an ogre?
top – (parte superior, mejor) the best, most important, or most successful. The top workers in any profession should earn a lot more than the rest.
pen – (bolígrafo) a long, thin object that you use to write in ink (tinta). I forgot my pen and had to borrow a pencil.
musical – (comedia musical) a play or movie with singing and dancing. "Mamma Mia," "Les Misérables" and "A Star is Born" are all great musicals.
old – (viejo) the opposite of young. Elementary students sometimes get confused (se confunden) when they hear that a child can be 1 year old.
washed – (lavó, bañó) to make something clean using water and soap (past simple). She washed her hair and dried it before she went out.
odd – (raro, extraño, impar) strange or unusual. Animals sometimes notice something odd before an earthquake (terremoto).


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