Mixed Vocabulary Cloze 8

Maggie Twiss  
Activity by Maggie Twiss (Maggie Twiss) and Steven Starry - (Alcorcón, Villaviciosa, Leganés)

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.

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   alert      bite      capture      contain      determine      distract      guide      reappear      rescue      send   
to – to include as a part. (contener) Examples: “Coffee (. . .) about twice as much caffeine as tea.” “2013 will be the first year not to (. . .) a repeated digit since 1987.” “Fruits and vegetables (. . .) important vitamins that can help your body fight disease.”
to – to cause to be delivered to a particular destination. (enviar, mandar) Examples: “French soldiers were later (. . .) to the war zone.” “I’ve (. . .) Michael to the supermarket to get some bread.” “In the ‘Lord of the Rings,’ Sauron and Saruman (. . .) orcs to steal the Ring.”
to – to take into one's possession or control by force; to catch an enemy, especially after defeating them in a war or battle. (capturar). Examples: “The rebel leader was (. . .) and publicly executed.” “In the ‘Lord of the Rings,’ Gollum was (. . .) by both Sauron and Frodo.” “Napoleon’s army (. . .) Madrid in 1810.”
to – to use teeth to cut something. (morder, picadura). Examples: “These mosquitoes are really (. . .) today!” “That dog is about to (. . .) !” “As soon as you (. . .) that sandwich, you'll know how good it is.”
to – to lead or direct somebody along a route or to a place; to control and direct the movement of something; to give advice or instructions. (guiar, dirigir, aconsejar) Examples: “My delegation has confidence in your leadership abilities and commitment to (. . .) our work.” “I was going to jump, but someone (. . .) me to the ladder.” “In ‘Lord of the Rings,” Gollum (. . .) Frodo to Mordor.”
to – to firmly decide. (decidir) Examples: “They (. . .) to leave immediately.” “At Saragossa, the Spaniards (. . .) to fight Napoleon to the death street by street and building by building.” “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will (. . .) your altitude.” (Zig Ziglar)
to – to save someone from a dangerous or distressing situation. (rescatar) Examples: “The man was (. . .) from the burning building by neighbours.” “The survivors were (. . .) by the Coast Guard.” “European finance Ministers (. . .) Spain with a 100 billion-Euro bailout.”
to – to warn of a danger or problem. (alertar, avisar) Examples: “Several neighbours (. . .) the authorities when they noticed strangers acting suspiciously.” “The governor (. . .) island residents that a hurricane was approaching.” “Countries should remain on high (. . .) for unusual outbreaks of influenza-like illness and severe pneumonia.”
to – to prevent someone from concentrating on something; divert (attention) from something. (distraer) . Examples: “The system does not (. . .) or visually entertain the driver.” “While driving your car, avoid being (. . .) by your mobile phone or other conversations.” “I think about cars to try and (. . .) myself, because it's a good way to relax.”
to - to become visible again. (reaparecer) Examples: “Thirty seconds later she (. . .) and beckoned them forward.” “The sun will (. . .) after many rainy, cloudy days.” “Frodo put on his magic ring and disappeared. Later he (. . .) when he took it off.”


Related vocabulary
a bailout – a financial rescue of a country or a company. (un rescate) Example: “The government bailout of that corporation is going to cost the taxpayers a hundred billion dollars.”
a commitment – an obligation to do something. (un compromiso a hacer algo)
a delegation – a group of people selected to represent. (delegación)
a destination – the place set for the end of a journey. (destino)
a digit – a number that is not a fraction. (cifra) Example: “The digits of the decimal number system are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.”a ladder
hurricanea governor – the leader of a state or province that is a region of a country or empire. (un gobernador)
a hurricane – a tropical cyclone. (un huracan)
a ladder – a portable set of stairs for hands and feet for ascent and descent. (escalera de mano)
a mosquitoa mosquito – a small flying insect that sucks blood. (un mosquito)
a neighbor – a resident of a house or apartment nearby. (vecino) Examples: “My neighbour has an annoying cat.” “They’re our next-door neighbours across the street.”
a resident – a person living in a city or area. (residente)
a route – a road or path from one place to another. (una ruta) Examples: “The route was used so much that it formed a rut.” “You need to find a route that you can take between these two obstacles.”
a survivor – a person who lives through a disaster. (un superviviente)
a war zone – an area where a war is being fought. (zona de Guerra)
a way – a method or manner. (una forma de hacer algo)
altitude - The height measured from sea level up to a point. (altitude) Example: “As the altitude increases, the temperature gets lower, so remember to bring warm clothes to the mountains.”
an aptitude – a natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill. (aptitude)
an outbreak – a sudden increase. (un brote, estallido) Example: “Any epidemic outbreak causes understandable panic.” “There has been an outbreak of vandalism at the school.”
as soon as – the moment something is possible. (tan pronto como)
attitude – disposition or state of mind. (actitud) Example: “He had a lazy attitude to work.”
by force – to oblige with the use of physical power. (por la fuerza)
dangerous – causing risk, perilous. (peligroso)
disease – illness. (enfermedad)
distressing – to cause anxiety or suffering. (angustioso)
firmly – in a strong or firm way. (firmemente) Example: “She corrected him firmly but gently.”
illness – disease. (enfermedad)
influenza – a contagious disease of the lungs. (gripe)
leadership – the ability to lead. (liderazgo)
pneumonia – an infectious respiratory disease of the lungs caused by viruses. (neumonía)
severe – serious, critical. (grave, serio)
suspiciously – in a questionable, distrustful way. (sospechosamente)
to approach – to come or go near. (acercarse, aproximarse)
to avoid – to stay away from. (evitar)
to be about to – imminent (idiomatic expression that indicates something that will happen very soon) (estar a punto de) “Example: He's standing at the edge of the cliff, and I think he's about to jump.”
to beckon – to signal someone to come near. (llamar por señas)
to defeat – to win a victory over somebody or something. (derrotar, vencer).
to deliver - to bring or transport something to its destination. (entregar) Example: “The mailman delivered the package to his home.”
to divert – to turn aside from a different course. (desviar)
to entertain – to amuse. (entretener) Example: “The motivational speaker not only instructed but also entertained the audience.”
to execute - to put to death according to law. (ejecutar)
to fight – to battle or engage in physical combat with. (luchar)
to give advice – to counsel; to recommend. (aconsejar)
to jump – to move suddenly off of the ground and into the air using the legs. (saltar) Examples: “The boy jumped over the fence.” “Kangaroos are known for their ability to jump high.” “I can jump 2 metres in the air.”
to leave – to depart from. (irse)
to remain – to stay in the same place (quedar)
to steal – to take a thing illegally. (robar)
to take something off – to remove something from your body. (quitarse algo)
visually – by means of sight. (visualmente)