Vocabulary Activities

Profesor en Alcorcón

Intermediate Crossword 7

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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put on - (ponerse) to cover part of your body with clothes, shoes, make-up, or something similar. He put his hat on and left home to go to work.
twins - (gemelos) one of two children born to the same mother on the same day. The twins looked identical (idéntico).
damage - (daño) to harm something. The accident damaged the front end of his car.
again - (otra vez) one more time. Sam loved the song and he played it again.
each other - (el uno al otro) from people in a group to the others. The twins stopped speaking to each other because of a girlfriend.
mention - (mencionar) to speak about something quickly with few words. Bob mentioned that his wife Anne has had a baby.
crime - (crimen) an illegal act or illegal activities. He was arrested and sent to prison for his crimes.
career - (carrera profesional) the job or series of jobs that you do during your working life. I have taught very many students during my 26-year career in English teaching.
yard - (jardín, patio) a garden or piece of land next to a house, usually with grass, flowers, trees, etc. Wouldn’t you love to have a swimming pool in your yard?
wannabe – (aspirante, quiero y no puedo) a person who is unsuccessfully (infructuosamente) trying to become famous. She’s a wannabe gardener but has no idea of how to start.
warming - (calentamiento) becoming hotter. The planet is warming at an alarming rate (ritmo alarmante).
event – (evento, acontecimiento) anything unusual or important that happens. It’s important to read the news every day to stay up-to-date (al día) about current (actual) events.
neighbor - (vecino) someone who lives near you. Her next-door (muy cercano) neighbor is a police officer.
about to - (está a punto de) to be going to do something very soon. He’s cutting onions so he’s about to cry.
ought to - (debería) should. You ought to go to university so you can get a better job.
dictator - (dictador, autócrata) an autocrat or a boss who has complete power in a country. Countries led by (liderado por) dictators are not as successful (exitoso) in a globalized (globalizada) world.
oppress - (oprimir) to govern people in an unfair and cruel way. The population was oppressed by the cruel dictator.
freshen - (refrescar) to make something cooler and cleaner. She opened the window to freshen the air.
hurt - (dañado, doler) to cause emotional pain to someone. His cruel insults hurt my feelings and I cried.
treats - (cura) to use drugs (drogas), etc. to cure a person of a disease or injury. She works as a nurse and treats cancer patients.
up the street - (calle arriba) near the speaker on a particular (específico) street. A: Excuse me, could you tell me where the train station is? B: Yes, it’s just up the street in that direction.
tires - (ruedas) (US spelling) four black, rubber (goma) rings (círculo), which are filled with air, and put on cars so they can be driven. The tire was flat (pinchado) and we had to stop to change it.
remote - (lejano) distant in time or space. I would like to live in a remote village, but there are too few (demasiado poco) modern conveniences (comodidades), especially a reliable (fiable) Internet.
hit – (tropezar con, golpear) to touch something with sudden force (fuerza repentina). The two cars hit each other and disintegrated (se desintegraron).
coast – (costa, litoral, avanzar sin esfuerzo) areas of land near large bodies of water. I’d love to live on the northern coast of Spain, but not too near the beach.
net – (red) a material made from (hecho de) crossed strings (cuerdas entrecruzadas) for catching fish. In many parts of Africa, fishermen (pescadores) use nets to catch fish.
lemon – (limón) a yellow, oval (oval), citrus (cítrico) fruit. You need lemons to make lemonade.
odd – (impar) numbers like 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. Streets usually have even-numbered (numerado con cifras par) apartments on one side of the street and odd-numbered apartments on the other side.
wet – (mojado) liquid that has not had time to dry. The park bench (banco) was painted 30 minutes ago and is still wet.
nasty – (asqueroso, desagradable) bad or very unpleasant. I don’t like people who are nasty to each other.
object – (objeto) a thing that you can see or touch. The abbreviation for “unidentified (no identificado) flying object” is “UFO” (OVNI).
arm – (armar) to equip (equipar) people with weapons (armas). A new political party in Spain wants to arm (armar) citizens (ciudadanos) with guns.
too – (demasiado) more than is needed or wanted; more than is suitable (adecuado) or enough. The population of the world is too large.
sounds – (suena, parece) seems like something. It sounds like an interesting idea.
zoo – (zoo, sitio desorganizado) a disorganized and chaotic (caótico) place. The office canteen (comedor) is a zoo.

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