Vocabulary activities by category:
I've primarily used Oxford Dictionaries https://en.oxforddictionaries.com for these activities, and sometimes also http://dictionary.cambridge.org and http://www.urbandictionary.com.
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Upper-intermediate vocabulary activities:
Upper-intermediate Vocabulary 1 Cloze - to try something on, as cold as, to fit in with, a pizza to go, to take something back, to dress up, much more easily, to fight back, to keep up with, to go ahead, to put on, to tell someone, to stand out.
Upper-intermediate Vocabulary 2A Cloze - the complete absence of, to achieve an aim, to broaden one's knowledge, to be a drawback, to have high expectations, to lie in, meaningful activity, remarkably relaxed, to rise to the challenge/occasion, to solve a puzzle, the thrill of doing . . .
Upper-intermediate Vocabulary 2B Cloze - accessibility, disabilities, electrical, electronic, impression, inability, inaccessible, mindful, mindless, popularity, popularize, unimpressed.
Advanced vocabulary activities:
Advanced Vocabulary 1 Cloze - conscientious, courageous, self-deprecating, down-to-earth, to grasp, insight, knowledgeable, narrow-minded, nasty, outgoing, to rely on, to rub off on, sense of humor, shock, to shriek, spiteful, to stand to gain, in the grip of, unconventional, set in one's ways.
Advanced Vocabulary 2A Cloze - to acquire, appeal, by chance, to comply with, delight, to disobey, to engage in, extent, on hold, leisure, all at once, to opt for, in no time, in turn, in no way.
Advanced Vocabulary 2B Cloze - to beware, to blame, by and large, to draw on, to forward, to live life to the full/fullest, to gain, to get over a bad illness, for good, to live up to, to reflect, to take up, to wish, to wonder.
Advanced Vocabulary 3A Cloze - to challenge, to date someone, to tell the difference, to look forward to, to be grateful, light-hearted, over the hill, to label someone, ordinary, pointless, to sack, lips are sealed, to be smitten, tabloid, to feel thrilled, troublemaker, upbringing, by the way, to go from bad to worse, to go too far.
Advanced Vocabulary 3B Cloze - to address an issue, to give a chance, compelling, to be crowded, to embrace, a fellow person, to fit (the description) to get out of doing something, to hang out, to steal/hog the limelight, to narrow the gap, to pay attention, to portray, to be in the running, to set the record straight, to show off, to spiral downward, to struggle, to be over the top, touching.
Advanced Vocabulary 3C Cloze - to be about time, to get caught up in, to cope with, to face the music, a fuss, jargon, in-jokes, to lay into, to be up to the mark/standard, may/might as well, moving, to pick on, point, to pull in, a rollercoaster ride, to snap, on the spot, stem from, wake up to, to feel under the weather, best of both worlds.
Advanced Vocabulary 4A Cloze - to make an appointment, to point out, proposal, complaint, objection, gear towards, to make a point, to co-opt, at present, appreciate, altogether, on one's way.
Advanced Vocabulary 4B Quiz - Prefixes: dis, non, il, mis, im, un, in, ir.
Advanced Vocabulary 4C Cloze - Suffixes: able, ency, ly, ment, ation, ful, less, ness.
Advanced Vocabulary 5A Cloze - to apply, to get laid off, to earn a living, overtime, predecessor, under pressure, rejection, to run something, to screen, to select, to specialize, target, wages, to be worth it.
Advanced Vocabulary 5B Cloze - applicant, candidate, in charge, on the dole, downhearted, flexitime, keep your head down, inspiration, qualifications, severance pay, shifts, sketchy, skills, trades.
Advanced Vocabulary 5C Cloze - advisable, barely, career, contemporary, to exceed, go for it, funds, on the job, to major, a matter of, promotion, raise, survey, to get a thrill, to wear off.
Advanced Vocabulary 6A Cloze - to make an appointment, to make arrangements, to get back to someone, had better do something, the line is busy, to call, to catch what someone says, to cut off, to fill someone in, to fix something, to hang up, incoming calls, right away, to put through.
Advanced Vocabulary 6B Cloze - to call back, to break up, to dial, the line's engaged, hang on, on hold, to let someone know, to manage to do, to hang up on someone, to run out, to pass over, to put someone through, to rearrange something for someone, to speak up.
Advanced Vocabulary 6C Cloze - out of the blue, to discharge, to dump, not inconsiderable, to move things out, to plunge ahead, to put off, beyond recognition, reliably, it goes without saying, to set one’s mind to doing something, steadily, tedious.
Mixed Advanced Vocabulary 1A Cloze - active, analysts, apply, attraction, commercial, connecting, connections, contractors, decisive, differ, directions, distributor, economize, louder, unacceptable.
Mixed Advanced Vocabulary 1B Cloze - acceptance, act, addition, analysis, application, assistance, attractive, connection, contractually, difference, directly, distribution, economical.
Post-proficiency vocabulary activities:
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 1A Cloze - bleak, bound, cadence, to draft, to enact, in the grip of, haste, heinous, hyperbole, insurgent, to lob, malign, to mar, outrage, to overhaul, reckless, to smoulder, a stump speech, wake, wreckage.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 1B Cloze - to chuck, contempt, to count on, to evict, to foot the bill, might, misguided, onslaught, outpouring, to rail, to shun, struggle, to subvert, ties, trappings, treacherous, vitriol.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 1C Cloze - apprehensive, to bolster, desirable, to ditch, mantle, outcome, palpably, strife, to strive, to switch, to undermine.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 2 Cloze - to boost, to bear the brunt of, disenchantment, disillusioned, to emulate, to rekindle, scepticism, sozzled, threshold, to turn out, to woo.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 3A Cloze - to aggregate, to atomize, axiom, blockbuster, to crave, to devour, dreary, mischievous, quirky, remarkably, rust-belt, to skew, toddler.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 3B Cloze - to accrue, to amass, appeal, to make a beeline for, to commoditize, to constrain, marginal cost, nerd, to notch up, obscure, to overwhelm, to proliferate, rate ot return, to reinforce, worthless.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 3C Cloze - array, bet, dizzying, enduring, hefty, leap, outsized, peak, premium, to stoke, the long tail.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 4 Cloze - atrocity, to avert, blatantly, to carry on, chance, checks and balances, to conflate, to delegitimize, eager, to empower, to ennoble, fate, folly, to frame, to handle, inconceivable, misfortune, ominously, oversight, peril, to rally, to ram, to set in, to sweep aside, to telegraph, tirade.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 5 Cloze - to be about to do something, ages, albeit, range anxiety, to assemble, to bellow, bold, to choke, commitment, to dawn, to deter, emissions, to emit, forecourt, change of gear, to growl, to hit, humble, keen, the likes of, to move along, to overhaul, premium, profitable, to propel, proportion, to put up, to reckon, reliance, for the sake of something or someone, to be set to do something, slick, to spew, to stir feelings, to subsidize, to surge, to sweeten, long/short term, thin profit margin, to tighten, tough, tricky tasks, to undergo, to happen in the wake of, to whir.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 6A Cloze - chunk, collagen, to conjure up, to down, to grind, hoof, hydrolyzed, to jiggle, the lowdown, to mess with, oddball, to pick, smoothie, a thing, yuck.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 6B Cloze - achy, to aggravate, broth, to feed, grass, gut, to incur, joint, leaky, lining, nail, pasture, perk, to set, smooth, tissue.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 7A Cloze - to attenuate, brief, a burst, to exert, a feat, to ferry, to forbid, to merge, nippy, to overcome, plausible, to poke, to shine, to sweep across, a take on, to toy with, transmitter, to wash over.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 7B Cloze - capricious, to hint at, to get one's jollies, largesse, to pick out, pizzazz, to plumb, to slip, tall order, for one thing, to weigh in.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 8A Cloze - to botch, to incarcerate, maven, notorious, redemptive, to return (profits), savvy, to serve (time), to spur, to stumble, workforce.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 8B Cloze - bumper, commissary, hazard, inmate, internship, mattress, menial, prospect, to rebrand, share, to shoot (up), spectacles, (to cause a) stir.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 8C Cloze - bias, cloak, to enhance, euphemism, idleness, indentured servitude, to lampoon, lingerie, marketable, recidivism, takeover, undoubtedly, unpalatable, to wrap.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 9A Cloze - to accommodate, aisle, armrest, carrier, crew, to drag, horrified, to overbook, overcrowded, PR, air rage, to refuse, to give something up, to urge, viral, woodenly, to yank.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 9B Cloze - amid, antipathy, to bar, to deride, to disembark, off-duty, erroneously, frenzy, to highlight, to loop, to nuzzle, to praise, to single out, to strike a bargain, to subside, to swirl, to tackle, to tempt.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 10A Cloze - to devise, to distil, emergence, to gouge, to hand over to rack something up, to restrain, to spawn, to step in, upstart, to make waves.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 10B Cloze - antitrust, to blindside, to collude, to entail, to loosen the grip, incumbent, moat, sanguine, scope, to stifle, traction.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 11A Cloze - to bequeath, to bite the hand that feeds one, brazenly, conundrum, farcical, forthcoming, gadfly, gusto, madcap, to meddle, to safeguard, shortcomings.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 11B Cloze - affront, to allay, to bank on, in cahoots, dogged, to look a gift-horse in the mouth, pursuit, raked-over, to rumble a story, to strain, to transpire.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 11C Cloze - allegations, to do someone's bidding, too big for one's boots, to conspire, counsel, defenestration, dismissal, irksomely, to lash out at, to portend, to prime the pump, to recuse oneself, to uphold, wiretap.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 12A Cloze - bright, contempt, to cripple, dim, flattering, flaw, incorrigible, narcissism, prominent, rampant.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 12B Cloze - allegedly, to deny, dumb, feeble-minded, ghostwriter, goddamn, late, moron, plain, stunning.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 12C Cloze - blunder, self-defeating, dimwitted, to double-down to fume, mitigating, to step up, studded, thunderously, to vet.
Post-proficiency Vocabulary 12D Cloze - to dazzle, deficiency, excruciatingly, flagrantly, to hold forth, to humiliate, peerless, to submit, to toss, towering, void.
Vocabulary from other activities on the website:
Vocabulary from a book review: Vocabulary, Definitions:
to adjourn, to bet, to boast, grotesque, macabre, (opinion) poll, premise, to rank, reliability, resort, in a row.
Vocabulary from a book review: Vocabulary, Definitions:
abyss, awkward, banter, the birds and the bees, butler, to ride one's coattails, to cringe, to feel deflated, to fall into disgrace, to tie up loose ends, erstwhile, goodwill, illusory, irreconcilable, lest, to lighten up, His/Your Lordship, in a nutshell, to pin one's hopes on, pointless, quintessential, regrettable, to render, unrelenting, verbose.
Vocabulary from a book review: Vocabulary, Definitions: ahead of one's time, to befall, the butt of a joke, the corridors of power, farce, to go down well, hedonistic, hilarious, idle rich, indeed, to go to great lengths, libertine, literary, madcap, to mock, stuffy, travesty, vanity, wide open, to wield, witty.
Vocabulary from a book review: Vocabulary, Definitions: acquaintance, to arouse suspicion, basement, to convict, creep, to discern, to dismember, DNA, to drop, to exonerate, forensic, gruesome, to hang, infamous, to murder, notably, poisonous, the press, promiscuous, scopolamine, to sentence, sleuth, socialite, to throw someone off the trail , trial, to turn something up, unidentifiable.
Mixed vocabulary activities:
Vocabulary List 10 Cloze, Vocabulary List 10 Quiz. by Maggie Twiss - to enslave,
to lurk, to withdraw,
Vocabulary List 9 Cloze, Vocabulary List 9 Quiz. by Maggie Twiss -to aid,
Vocabulary List 8 Cloze, Vocabulary List 8 Quiz. by Maggie Twiss
- to contain, to send, to capture, to bite, to guide, to determine, to rescue, to alert, to distract, to reappear.
Vocabulary List 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d. by Paul Kelly (Clases de inglés) - 121 Friends – words which are identical in English and Spanish.
Vocabulary List 6 Cloze, Vocabulary List 6 Quiz. by Maggie Twiss - to reoccupy, to set out, to set loose, to regain, to seize, to inherit, to become certain, to take (something) away, to accompany, to shake off pursuit.
Vocabulary List 5 Cloze, Vocabulary List 5 Quiz, by Maggie Twiss - to forge, to defeat, to claim, to ambush, to dwell, to strangle, to acquire, to banish, to recount, to remanifest.
Vocabulary List 4 Cloze, Vocabulary List 4 Quiz - to scowl, to repose, to dash, to relish, to spare, to probe, to quarantine, to mangle, to lecture, to feign.
Vocabulary List 3 Cloze, Vocabulary List 3 Quiz - to backpack, to start off, to stretch, to wander, to traverse, to join, to reminisce, to grin, to seem to be, to overcome.
Vocabulary List 2 Cloze, Vocabulary List 2 Quiz - to splash out,
to turn out,
to keep a low profile,
to spice up, to stick to,
to acquire, to draw the shutters on.
Vocabulary List 1 Cloze, Vocabulary List 1 Quiz, by Victoria Fontana - to pander, to nitpick, to get/give/take a shellacking, visceral, a riddle, to riddle, to convey, compelling, to belittle, utter, to dwell.
Elementary vocabulary activities.
Most frequent vocabulary
most frequent words in English
With Spanish help. Now with a list of English and Spanish
Las palabras más frecuentes en inglés con
ayuda en Español.
Actividad para practicar el verbo "get" realizada por el profesor de inglés David Harper. 1) Primero lee el texto (Get worksheet 1) y decide dónde insertar el verbo "get" (hay más que 20 ejemplos en distintas formas). 2) Escucha el texto para comprobar tus respuestas (Get MP3 2). (Get MP3 3) es más lento. Lee el texto (Get worksheet 2) y corrige tus respuestas. 3. Relaciona los usos de Get en el texto con las estructuras (Get worksheet 3). 4. Corrige tus respuestas (Get worksheet 4). Para oír la historia de forma más natural, escucha (Get MP3 1).
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Hotpotatoes by Martin Holmes
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Word searches done with software from Brainjar.com by Mike Hall
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