Vocabulary Activities

Profesor en Alcorcón

Intermediate Crossword 6

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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sister – (hermana) a female (hembra) who has the same parents as a male (hombre, macho). My sister is my best friend.
started – (empezó, comenzó) began (past simple). She started her new job yesterday.
office – (despacho, oficina) a room or part of a building where people work at tables with computers, etc. She works in an office in a telephone company.
singer – (cantante) a person who sings. Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran are two famous modern singers.
sleepy – (soñoliento) tired and in need of sleep. I had insomnia (insomnio) last night and I’m really sleepy.
garden – (jardín, trabajar en el jardín) a place near one's house where one can grow vegetables. I have a vegetable garden in my yard (jardín).
ring – (anillo, pista, sonar) the sound a door bell (timbre, campana) or a phone makes. My sister-in-law (cuñada) calls (llama) 5 times a day and the phone is always ringing.
several – (varios) some, but not many. I saw several films last weekend. “Green Book” was the best one.
questioned – (interrogó, cuestionado) asked in an official way, interrogated (past simple). The police questioned several suspects (sospechosos) about where they were at the time of the crime (crimen).
quite – (bastante, totalmente) completely. The two situations are quite different.
elderly – (ancianos, mayor) old. The elderly people had come (habian venido) from the residence (residencia) up the street (calle arriba).
before – (antes, hasta) at an earlier (más temprano, anterior) or previous (previo) time; or until the event mentioned (el acontecimiento mencionado). It was an hour before the ambulance arrived and my neighbor (vencino) had already died (ya había muerto).
doctor – (doctor) a medical professional who treats (curar) people who are ill (enfermo) or hurt (dañado). The doctor prescribed (recetó) antihistamines (antihistamínicos) for my allergies (alergias).
teenager – (joven, adolescente) a person between 13 and 19 years old. Teenagers have no idea what is about to (está a punto de) happen (ocurrir).
university – (universidad) an advanced school for students between (entre) the ages of 18-22. I majored (me especialicé) in Sociology in university and, after that, I began my career (carrera profesional) in English teaching.
repeated – (repetió) did again (otra vez) (past simple). The teacher repeated the word several times.
opposite – (opuesto, contrario, completamente diferente) being in a position on the other side; completely different. The twins (gemelos) were not identical (idéntico), and in fact (de hecho) were the opposite in every way (en todas las maneras).
clothes – (ropa) the things that you wear, decorate or cover your body with. I took off (me quité) my dirty (sucio) clothes and put on (me puse) some clean ones.
colleague – (colega, compañero de trabajo) a co-worker or a person that you work with. Her male colleagues were quite satisfied with her inferior salary.
guitar – (guitarra) a musical instrument with six strings (cuerdas). I just discovered a great new guitar player, Steve Vai. You ought to (deberías) give him a listen on Spotify.
population – (población, habitantes) all of the people living in an area or place. The population of the world is too large.
letter – (carta, letra) a written message from one person to another. I don’t remember the last time that I sent a letter to anybody.
spelling – (deletrear, ortografía) forming words with the correct letters. Doing these crossword puzzles will help you with your spelling.
corner – (esquina, córner, arrinconar) if you like football or soccer (fútbol en USA), you know what a corner is; But a corner can also be a remote (lejano) area in a country.
journalist – (periodista) a profesional who writes stories for newspapers or TV news programs. Want-to-be (wannabe – aspirante, imitador) dictators often (a menudo) oppress (oprimir) or kill journalists.
especially – (especialmente) very much, for a particular reason. Regarding (en cuanto a) global warming (calentamiento), I am especially worried that the damage (daño) is irreversible (irreversible).
sir – (señor, caballero) a formal way of addressing (dirigirse a) a man. Excuse me, sir, are you using this chair? Could I take it?
air – (aire, airear) to open the window to freshen (refrescar) the room. It’s stuffy (sofocante) in this room; It needs airing (or airing “out”).
refill – (rellenar) to cause to become full again. He refilled his glass with iced tea (té frío) because refills were free.
snob – (esnob) a person who only respects people of a high (alto) social class. Of all the difficult types of characters (personaje), snobs are especially annoying (molesto, irritante).
tour – (gira, recorrido, visitar) an organized visit to a special place. Wouldn’t you just love to tour Europe for a month? (“wouldn’t” y “just” da énfasis en esta oración)
diet – (dieta, alimentación, hacer dieta) the eating plan which somebody follows. He’s dieting every day (todos los días).
due – (pendiente, previsto) expected to happen at a particular time. The next bus is due in 10 minutes. Let’s wait! (vamos a esperar)
all – (todos, completamente) completely, every one or the complete number of. “All you need is love” is one of the Beatles most famous songs.
owe – (deber, adeudar) to need to pay somebody for something. The abbreviation “IOU” means “I owe you,” which means “pagaré” in Spanish.
user – (usuario) somebody who uses a product, machine or service. Sometimes drug users and computer users aren’t very different from each other (el uno del otro).
check – (comprobar, chequeo, cuenta) to find out about something. I checked the air pressure (presión de aire) on my tires (ruedas).
ear – (oreja) the part of your body on your head which you listen or hear with. People have closed their ears to the damage done by global warming.
joke – (broma, chiste, bromear) something, such as a funny story or trick, that is said or done in order to make people laugh. She was a comedian (humorista) who told some especially funny jokes.
ego – (ego, autoestima, amor propio) your idea or opinion of yourself, especially your feeling of your own importance and ability. Billionaires sometimes have enormous unrealistic (poco realista) egos like Trump's.
urge – (urgir, instar, impulso) to strongly (fuertemente) persuade (persuadir) somebody to do a particular thing. Climate scientists are urging immediate action on global warming.
lion – (léon) a large cat-like animal that lives in Africa. Lions in the Serengeti ate three poachers (cazadores furtivos) last week.
skirt – (falda, rodear) to go around the edge (borde) of something. I took the road that skirted around the edge of town because her house was in the outskirts (las afueras, periferia).
eros – (eros) sexual love or desire. Eros is the Greek god of love and not a particularly (especialmente) useful (útil) word, but it is the same in Spanish.
health spa – (spa) a place where people go to become healthier. The health spa had massages (masages), special exercise programs, and beauty (belleza) treatments (tratamientos).
tie – (atar, corbata) to join (juntar) two ends of a string (cuerda) or other material. I tied my shoelaces (cordones) twice (dos veces) because they kept coming untied (desatado) by themselves (por si solos).
mended – (reparado, reparó) repaired something that was broken (roto) or damaged (dañado). The repairman (reparador) mended my water heater (calentador del agua) Monday morning.
ill – (enfermo, malo) suffering (sufriendo) from an illness (enfermedad). She was ill with a flu (gripe) on the weekend, but has gotten over it (lo ha superado).
coin – (moneda) a small, round piece of metal that is used as money. A lot of people avoid (evitar) carrying (transportar, llevar) coins and prefer e-money (dinero digital).
rear – (trasero) something behind (detrás) or in back (atrás). The passenger sat in the rear of the car.

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