Vocabulary Activities

Profesor en Alcorcón

Intermediate Crossword 4

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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niece – (sobrina) the daughter of your brother or sister. We bought our niece a clock for her birthday.
away – (lejos, fuera) at or to a different place. Robert was away when I arrived and I couldn’t meet him.
until – (hasta) as far as. Drive straight until you reach the McDonald’s and then turn left.
sphere – (esfera, ámbito) a round object. The planet has the shape (forma) of a sphere.
death – (muerte) the end of life. I was surprised by Robbin Williams’ sudden death when he committed (cometió) suicide (suicidio).
fame – (fama) being known by a lot of people for a good reason. His fame grew because the TV series was so successful.
lyrics – (letras de canciones) the text of song. You can learn a lot of English by looking up (buscar) the lyrics of your favorite songs in both English and Spanish.
busy – (ocupado) working hard with a particular activity. I was busy all morning and forgot (olvidé) to call you.
own – (propio, poseer) belong (pertenecer) to a person. Do you own (posees) your own (propia) house?
shy – (tímido) not confident about meeting new people. She was shy and hardly (apenas) spoke.
socks – (calcetines) clothes for your feet (not shoes). He didn’t wear socks and his shoes stank (apestaban).
attractive – (atractivo) beautiful, interesting. She was attractive and turned heads (giró cabezas).
cap – (gorra, límite, tapa) something like a baseball player’s hat. Trump often wears a red cap with “Make American Great Again” on it.
instrument – (instrumento) a device (aparato) used for making music. He played a musical instrument at the concert.
eon – (eón) a period of time that is extremely (extremadamente) long. In science an eon is about a billion years long.
sculpture – (escultura) a piece of art that is made from stone, wood, clay (arcilla), etc. One of the most famous sculptures is Michelangelo’s David.
clock – (reloj, cronometrar) a device (aparato) for telling time. My alarm clock broke last night and I didn’t wake up (despertar) this morning.
another - (otro) one more, a different thing or person. Waiter (camarero), I’d like another beer, please.
sang – (cantó) to make music with your voice (past tense). I sang a song by the Beatles, “Yesterday.”
gym – (gimnasio) a place that you go to to do sports or exercises. I went to the gym to lift (levantar) weights (pesas).
bank – (banco, orilla) a place where you can deposit (ingresar) or withdraw (retirar) money. I went to the bank to get 100 Euros.
breakfast – (desayuno) the meal (comida) that you have in the morning. I had pancakes (tortitas, crepes) with maple syrup (sirope de arce) for breakfast.
firm – (firme, empresa) certain, strong and in control, a company. My sister-in-law is a lawyer (abogado) in a law firm (bufete de abogados).
lip – (labio, borde) two opposing parts of the mouth. The attractive girl had red lips.
teacher – (profesor) an educator. In English, professors teach in universities and often have a doctorate (doctorado). All other educators are just teachers.
residence – (residencia) a place where someone lives. Elderly people (ancianos) usually live in “retirement homes,” not “residences.”
mile – (milla) One mile is 1.6 kilometers. Six miles are just under 10 kilometers.
average – (promedio, media) the normal or most common type. The increasingly (cada vez más) technological world is too complex (complejo) for the average person to understand.
eye – (ojo, ojear) the part of the body that you see with. I closed my eyes and went to sleep.
prefer – (preferir) – to like one thing more than another thing. I prefer fast food (comida rápida) to healthy food (alimentos sanos).
noun – (sustantivo) a word that is a person, place or thing. In the sentence, “Steven likes coffee,” both (ambos) "Steven" and "coffee" are nouns.
noticed – (notó, percibió) to see something and be aware (consciente) of it. He noticed his own mistakes (propios errores) and memorized the corrections.
raw – (crudo, prima) not cooked or in its natural state. Dogs shouldn’t (no deberían) eat raw meat because it can contain bacteria.
wrote – (escribió) to send someone a letter or to create a book or story. Steven wrote a book of crossword puzzles and language games.
saved – (guardó, ahorró) to keep money to buy something in the future. He saved 300 Euros to buy a new mobile phone.
vowel – (vocal) sounds of parts of words that aren’t consonants. The vowels are a, e, i, o and u.
bit – (mordió, poco, pedazo) slightly, a little. Can I have a bit of your cake?
began – (empezó, comenzó) to start to do something. They began to work on their school project at the last minute (en el último momento).
else – (más, otro) in addition to something. A: Ok, so that’ll be 2 cups of coffee and 2 donuts. Anything else? B: No, nothing else, thank you.
glove – (guante) clothes that you wear on your hands to protect them from the cold, for example. She wore leather (cuero) gloves on the motorbike (motocicleta).
eat – (comer) to have a snack (tentempié) or a meal. What did you have to eat for breakfast?
twin – (gemelo, mellizo) an identical child born at the same time. Twins can be either identical to each other (el uno al otro) or they can be different from each other.
face – (cara, mirar hacia, abordar) Face to face English classes are better than Skype classes because your teacher can interrupt (interrumpir) you more easily (fácilmente) to correct you.
bestseller – (superventas) an extremely (extremadamente) popular book which a lot of people buy. The Harry Potter books are bestsellers and just the first one, for example, has sold 120 million.
ever – (alguna vez) at any time. Does he ever answer the phone?
races – (carreras) competitions to see who is the fastest. I’m afraid (me temo) that Robert is away watching the Grand Prix races in Barcelona.
try – (intentar) to attempt to do something. Do. Or do not. There is no try. (Yoda)
rob – (robar) to steal. Did Robert rob a bank or something? How did he get so rich?
dry – (seco, secar) the opposite of wet. She didn’t dry her hands on her shirt (camisa).


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