Older People are Happier - Verbs Cloze

(Text and video CC by Laura Carstensen on TED)

Sarah Bray
Activity set and vocabulary definitions and translations by: Sarah Bray.
Voice of Steven Starry in vocabulary lists recordings.

First, do these vocabulary activities: Nouns, Verbs (this one) and Other. Listen to the recording if necessary: MP3. 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 or clues! Then, do the Cloze. Finally, do the Quiz.

Primero, haz la actividad de vocabulario. Escucha la grabación si es necesario. 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.


   age      capitalize      chills      decrease      disavow      embark      engage      frown      grayer      invest      kick      laurels      matter      mistake      page      pegged      recall      report      savor      soak      spin      switch      undo      winnow      work      zoom   
to get – to become older. (hacerse mayor /envejecer)
to make no – to not be fooled. (no se equivoquen)
to have something – to fully understand something. (entender, encajar)
to yourself – to be excessively critical with yourself. (ser crítico con uno mismo, preocuparse)
to – to increasingly reduce. (reducir cada vez más)
to get – to be affected by, to get excited about. (sentir escalofríos)
to rest on our – to complacently wait without taking action, allowing oneself to be left behind. (dormir en los laureles)
to – to reverse the doing of something. (deshacer, descartar)
to put a on – to give a certain meaning or interpretation to. (cambiar la forma de ver algo)
to - to disclaim knowledge of, connection with, or responsibility for; to disown; to repudiate. (negar, demostrar que es falso, repudiar)
to – to venture. (embarcarse en algo, emprender algo)
to – to communicate using a pager. (comunicarse con alguien usando un busca)
to with – to connect or be involved with. (aceptar, interactuar con)
to – to remember. (recordar)
to – to contract the brow, as in displeasure or deep thought. (fruncir el ceño)
to - to relate, to notify. (decir, anunciar)
to – to change. (cambiar)
to - to be of importance. (importar)
to up – to take in. (absorber)
to out - to prove effective or successful. (funcionar, ser exitoso)
to – to grow, to become or get older. (hacerse mayor)
to – to enjoy. (saborear, disfrutar)
to - to dedicate money or time to. (invertir)
to – to make the most of. (capitalizar)
to out - to look at the big picture instead of at the details. (alejarse para ver algo en su totalidad)
to - to become smaller. (disminuir)