Vocabulary Activities

Upper-intermediate Vocabulary 6 - Crossword

  Activity by Steven Starry - Profesor en Alcorcón

Listen to the vocabulary, pronounce the words, memorize the list. Then, complete the crossword. (Note that there are no spaces between the words in the crossword below.) Then press "Check" to check your answers.
(Find a test of this vocabulary by clicking on the word "cloze" above.)

footballer - (futbolista) someone who plays football as a job. Soccer players in The U.S. are called footballers in The U.K.
coach - (entrenador) someone whose job is to teach people a sport. Do coaches make any difference to professional soccer teams?
criticism - (crítica) the act of saying that something or someone is bad. Apparently, no one appreciates criticism much, me included.
closeness - (proximidad, cercanía) being near in position or time. Despite all the social networks, modern life lacks closeness.
career - (carrera profesional) the series of jobs that you do during your life, if they are all interconnected. It can be difficult to be successful in both your career and family life.
break into - (penetrar ilegalmente para robar) to force your way into something. It will become more and more difficult for thieves to break into homes as quality security systems get cheaper and cheaper.
likeness - (semejanza) being similar in appearance. He was a paranoid husband, but the family likeness was clearly recognizable.
scream - (gritar, chillar) to shout in a way that expresses extreme fear, excitement or anger. The people could hear the woman screaming in the burning building.
crash - (bloqueo de ordenador) of a computer system which suddenly stops working. Her computer crashes 3 or 4 times a day. We must have the IT team have a look at it.
autograph - (autógrafo) a signature from a famous person. Have you ever gotten an actor's autograph?
queue - (cola, fila, ponerse en la cola) a line of people waiting for something. Don't you just hate standing in the queue at the supermarket?
rude - (grosero) offensive and not polite. It's interesting how people can get more rude to other drivers from their cars than in person.
abroad - (extranjero) in a foreign country. Some people think it's psychologically necessary to go abroad once in a while.
bag - (bolsa, saco) a sack. Are you hungry for a bag of potato chips?
sunshine - (sol, luz solar) the light and heat that come from the sun. You rarely see kids playing in the sunshine anymore. They're all hooked (enganchados) on consoles and mobile phones.
gym - (gimnasio) a place where one can go to exercise. Most people know about gyms, but would rather not think about it.
gradually - (gradualmente) slowly over a period of time. Do you think people are gradually realizing that Trump is a buffoon (bufón)?
stadium - (estadio) a large closed area for the viewing of sports and musical events. Nearly 80,000 fans attended the Springsteen concert at the stadium last night.
application - (solicitud, aplicación) an official, written request for something. She filled in the application for the job at McDonald's.
ignorant - (ignorante, necio) not having any knowledge, understanding or information about much of anything. Did the U.S. just elect the most ignorant president ever?
anymore - (más) more, but usually in the negative. He doesn't want to work there anymore.
ideally - (idealmente) in a perfect or the best possible way. Ideally, students should like to study because they would learn English faster.
would - (solía) synonym of "used to" but focuses on things that happened more often. I would play with my friends after school every day.
used to - (solía) something experienced in the past that is no longer experienced. I used to play with toy cars.
meal - (comida) breakfast, lunch and dinner. Who says that it is important to eat three meals a day?
essay - (ensayo) a short piece of writing usually done by students for a course. Students should write an essay a week for the best results.
pay rise - (aumento salarial) an increase in the amount of money earned at work. She got a pay rise last week and nearly fainted. (desmayarse)
strangely - (curiosamente) in a way that is unusual or difficult to understand. The eye of the hurricane was strangely calm.
suddenly - (de repente) quickly and unexpectedly. Suddenly, I saw an ad online for an oil change at my dealership (concesionario) and I wondered, "how did they even know I have one of their cars?" That's big data dude! (tio)

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