Mixed Vocabulary Cloze 6

Activity by Maggie Twiss and Steven Starry - (Profesor en Alcorcón)

Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Click this button again for another letter. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints!
After you do this activity, do the quiz.

Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Perderás puntos con las pistas.


   accompany      become certain      inherit      regain      reoccupy      seize      set loose      set out      shake off      take away
to - to take or maintain possession of land or building again; to fill up a portion of space or time again. (volver a ocupar). Examples: “They believe that God, or History, ordained that they (. . .) these lands, and it will take great political courage for any Israeli government to remove them.” “The protesters quickly (. . .) the town square after the police withdrew.” “The victims of the disaster (. . .) their homes after the flood waters receded.”
to – to have as an intention or goal; to begin to do something with a definite goal. (proponerse, empezar) Examples: “She (. . .) to become the first woman Prime Minister.” “Gollum (. . .) in search of the Ring, but was captured by Sauron, who learned from him that Bilbo Baggins had it at the time.”
to – to release or set free, usually animals, etc. (soltar) Examples: “They (. . .) their dogs when they were in the countryside.” “The family (. . .) their monkey (. . .) in their house so that it could move about freely.” “The falconer (. . .) his hawk (. . .) into the sky to catch game.”
to – to obtain or secure something favourable again; to increase in value or quality again (recuperar, recobrar). Examples: “The bankrupt company never (. . .) its lead in the jet transport market.” “With the help of some medicine he soon (. . .) consciousness.” “Sauron needed the Ring to (. . .) his full power.”
to – to take hold of something or somebody abruptly and eagerly; to take possession of something by force; to attack or afflict somebody physically (agarrar, apoderarse, tomar, incautar). Examples: “Suspected rebels (. . .) workers in Peru’s jungle.” “Police (. . .) drugs, cash and a weapon in a Manhattan raid.” “If you must break the law, do it to (. . .) power: in all other cases observe it.” (Julius Caesar)
to – to be given someone’s money or property after they die. (heredar) Examples: “Who will (. . .) the house when the father dies?” “After Grandad died, I (. . .) his property.”
to – to begin to be completely convinced of something. (asegurarse, llegar estar seguro) Examples: “When they (. . .) about the identity of the ring, they will start their journey.” “The day I (. . .) that you were everything I wanted was the day you walked away.” “Somehow he (. . .) that he himself possessed the skills of a hypnotist.”
to (something) – to remove something from the place where it is, especially something that you don’t want or something that should not be there, to deprive somebody of something. (llevarse , quitar) Examples: “I won’t need this ladder again, please (. . .) it (. . .).” “(. . .) the knife from that boy before he hurts himself.” “In the library reading room the books are not to be (. . .).” “When Gandalf became certain of the identity of the ring, he advised Frodo to (. . .) it (. . .) from the Shire.”
to – to go somewhere with someone, especially to give them protection or support. (acompañar) Examples: “Children under the age of 14 must be (. . .) by an adult.” “The President was (. . .) by his wife Hilary.” “Frodo left, (. . .) by Sam Gamgee and two cousins, Merry Brandybuck and Pippin Took.”
to pursuit – to get rid of being followed (zafarse de un perseguidor). Examples: “After having run for 3 hours, they finally (. . .) the police pursuit.” “The Indians, now superbly mounted, easily (. . .) pursuit by the cavalry and reached the border.” “The Hobbits (. . .) pursuit by the Ringwraiths by cutting through the Old Forest.”


Related vocabulary:
a bird of prey – a carnivorous bird (ave de rapiña)
a falconer – a person who breeds and trains falcons or other birds of prey. (halconero)
a hawk – a type of bird of prey (halcón)
a judgement – a legal opinion formed by a formal evaluation. (sentencia)
a ladder – a portable set of stairs for hands and feet for ascent and descent. (escalera de mano)
a skill – an ability. (una abilidad)
a town square – an open public space commonly found in the heart of a traditional town used for community gatherings. (la plaza de un pueblo)
abruptly – suddenly. (bruscamente)
bankrupt - having been legally declared insolvent. (en quiebra)
cavalry – a unit of soldiers who ride horses. (caballería)
consciousness – the state of being awake or aware; awareness. (conocimiento)
definite – clearly defined. (definitivo)
due – having reached the expected or scheduled time. (vence el plazo)
eagerly – with enthusiasm (con entusiasmo)
game - wild animals, birds, or fish hunted for food or sport. (caza mayor or menor)
insolvent - unable to pay one's bills as they fall due. (insolvente)
mounted – placed upon a horse (montado)
property – things that are owned. (propiedad) Example: “Leave those books alone! They are my property.”
superbly – extremely well, excellently. (estupendamente)
the countryside – the rural part of a larger area. (campiña)
to advise – to recommend or suggest. (asesorar)
to afflict – to cause suffering or unhappiness to; to distress greatly. (causar sufrimiento físico)
to break the law – to violate the laws of one's location. (infligir la ley)
to cut through - travel across or pass over. (a travesar)
to hurt – to cause a creature physical pain and/or injury. (herir, dañar)
to ordain – to predestine or determine the future of something in advance by divine will. (ordenar, según manda Dios)
to recede - to move back, to move away. (retroceder, volver hacia atrás.)
to remove – to move something or somebody from one place to the other. Example: “He removed the marbles from the bag.” (quitar, hacer marcharse)
to withdraw – to retreat. (retirarse)