Mixed Vocabulary Cloze 9

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.


   aid      confront      free      guess      join      remain      restore      reveal      sail      volunteer   
to – to help. (ayudar, auxiliar) Examples: “I was (. . .) in my search by the library staff.” “They installed the software system to (. . .) the managers in decision-making.” “Fortune cannot (. . .) those who do nothing.” (Sophocles)
to – to become a member of an organization or a group of people. (juntar, juntarse, unirse, apuntarse) Examples: “Do you think we should wait to (. . .) the club? There is a long waiting list.” “Aragorn (. . .) the group of adventurers as guide and protector.” “If Greece leaves the Euro zone, will it be able to (. . .) it later?”
to – to let people know about something that was previously kept in secret, especially something embarrassing. (revelar, desvelar) Examples: “What actually happened to the gold has never been (. . .) .” “A writer should have this little voice inside saying, ‘Tell the truth. (. . .) a few secrets here.’” (Quentin Tarantino) “Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to (. . .) .” (Victor Hugo)
to - to offer to do something, especially something difficult or unpleasant. (ofrecerse como voluntario) Examples: “Someone has to clean up all this mess. Who’ll (. . .) ?” “Frodo (. . .) to take on the daunting task, and a ‘Fellowship of the Ring’ is formed to aid him.” “Around three million people around the world have (. . .) as Greenpeace members.”
to – to predict or estimate something without having sufficient information, perhaps using intuition. (adivinar) Examples: “When I saw how upset she was, I (. . .) immediately what had happened.” “Listen to the voices of these famous people and try to (. . .) who they are.” “He who (. . .) the riddle shall have the ring.”
to – to cause somebody or something to be free; to release or liberate. (liberar) Examples: “The gunman (. . .) two of the hostages.” “The animals were (. . .) from their cages.” “Spartacus temporarily (. . .) over 120,000 slaves and gladiators.”
to - to travel in a ship or boat using sails or engine power. (navegar) Examples: “He (. . .) around the world on a luxury liner.” “The Duchess (. . .) the Atlantic coastline in a yacht.” “The King of Spain loves to (. . .) .”
to – to return something to a previous condition or state. (restaurar) Examples: “Order in the city was (. . .) after the rebellion failed.” “It’s important to (. . .) your data when your computer crashes.” “It's better to try to (. . .) your relationship than to replace it.”
to – to stay; to continue. (continuar) Examples: “The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to (. . .) children all our lives.” (Albert Einstein) “The light (. . .) red for two full minutes.” “People who (. . .) calm in stressful situations tend to have higher rates of depression and obesity.” (UberFacts)
to – to stand or meet face to face with hostile intention. (afrontar, enfrentar, hacer frente) Examples: “We must demonstrate to the world our strength, our ability to (. . .) together the enormous challenges imposed by the new world situation.” “We should (. . .) him about the missing money.” “We must all (. . .) and stand up to all forms of racism.”


Related vocabulary
a cage a cage – a box made of bars, normally to hold animals. (una jaula) Examples: “We keep a bird in a cage.” “The tigers are in a cage to protect the public.” “The most dangerous prisoners are locked away in a cage.”
a gladiatora desire – a want. (un deseo)
a Duchess – in monarchies Dukes and their wives are the highest ranking aristocrats below the King. (una duquesa)
a gladiator - an armed combatant, a hostagesometimes a strong slave, who entertained audiences in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire in violent confrontations. (gladiador)
a hostage – a prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms (rehén)
a luxury linera luxury liner – a ship that carries passengers on expensive holidays. (buque de lujo)
a mess – a confused disorder. (desorden) Examples: “He made a mess of it.” “My bedroom is such a mess, I need to tidy up.”
a rebellion - armed resistance to an established government or ruler. (rebelión) Example: “The government is doing its best to stop rebellion in the country.”
a slavea slave – a person legally owned by another and having no freedom. (esclavo)
a task – a piece of work done as part of one’s duties. (tarea)
a waiting list – a list of people waiting for something. (lista de espera)
a writer – author; someone who writes as an occupation. (autor)
a yachta yacht – a private pleasure boat, or ship. (yate)
actually – in reality. (en realidad - NOT ‘currently’ - NO ‘actualmente’)
Indiana Jonesadventurer – a person who goes on dangerous adventures. (aventurero)
beauty – the state of being beautiful. (belleza)
bourgeois – middle class. (burgués)
data – information. (datos)
daunting – causing fear. (desalentador)
embarrassing - an adjective that describes a situation that produces painful emotions of inadequacy or guilt (vergüenza)
fortune – destiny or fate. (suerte, destino) Examples: “She will read your fortune.” “I read about my fortunes in the magazine. Apparently I will have a good love life this week, but I will have a bad week for money.”
a gold bargold – a yellow metal or element that is very expensive. (oro)
hostile - showing the disposition of an enemy; unfriendly. (hostíl) “Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.” (Napoleon Bonaparte) “The existing bourgeois state stands as a hostile force over and against the masses of people.” “People who think honestly and deeply have a hostile attitude towards the public.” (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
intuition – instinctive knowledge. (intuición)
luxury - something very pleasant but not really needed in life. (lujo)
obesity – the state of being excessively fat. (obesidad)
previously – before. (previamente)
pursuit – a habitual activity such as a hobby or an interest. (búsqueda, afán)
shall – a word similar to ‘will’, but used less often in questions primarily with “I” and “we”, for example, to suggest a possible future action or offer. Examples: “Shall we go out for a drink later?” “Shall I help you carry that bag?”
shameful – scandalous; causing offense or embarrassment. (vegonzoso)
software – computer programs. (software; programas de informática)
sphere – an area of life, activity, interest or knowledge. (esfera) Examples: “Poverty is our main problem in the social sphere.” “An artist's sphere of influence is the world.” (Carl Maria von Weber ) “However, the diversity of women who are active in the public sphere is very seldom portrayed in the media.” “To reduce stress, turn your thoughts to more productive things that are inside your sphere of control.”
staff - the employees of a business who are associated more directly with the directors. (la administración) Example: “The company employed 10 new staff this month.”
stressful – causing emotional suffering or worry. (estresante)
sufficient – enough. (suficiente)
temporarily – not permanently. (temporalmente)
to be able to – can. (poder, ser capaz de)
to challenge - to invite someone to take part in a competition. (retar)
to crash – to malfunction, of a computer. (bloquearse, colgarse) Example: “My computer had a crash so I had to reboot it.”
to fail - to not succeed; to lose. (fracasar)
to impose – to enforce; to compel. (imponer)
to keep (a secret) - preserve, protect. (guardar secreto)
to liberate – to free. (liberar)
to replace – to substitute. (reemplazar)
to wait – to delay until an event. (esperar)
upset - angry, distressed or unhappy. (afectar, disgusto) Examples: “He was upset when she unfriended him on Facebook.” “My children often get upset with their classmates.”