- The splinter already hurts more than pulling it out.
- They did pull over 50 glass splinters from her hands.
- I landed on the glass. I’ve got splinters.
Visual thesaurus (source: http://www.visualthesaurus.com)
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As always, I suggest that you read the vocabulary list before watching the video. You can find a pdf version of this listening comprehension below.
Answer the following questions:
PDF version with answers: overpopulation-the-human-explosion-explained-free-english-materials-for-you
I suggest that you check the vocabulary list before reading the article ;-). If the article is too difficult for you, you can also use Rewordify to read a simpler version of it.
NESTLED: to be located in a position that is protected, sheltered or partly hidden.
Ex. And while the compound, nestled on the remote shores of Lake Nipissing, was his entire world.
DISPOSABLE: made to be used once or only a few times.
INCOME: money that is earned from doing work or received for investments.
INCREASINGLY: more and more all the time.
Ex. Global warming is an increasingly serious threat.
TO FLOCK: to gather or move together somewhere in large numbers.
Ex. The people that flocked to that motorcycle to help him get a chance of doing the Grand Prix, they saw that he was something special.
PROLIFERATION: to increase a lot and suddenly in number.
Ex. Gun proliferation is a global problem.
PACKAGE TOUR: a group of services related to travel or vacations that are sold together for one price.
FIGURE: a number representing a particular amount, especially one given in official information.
TO FATHOM: to come to understand.
Ex. I thought I had a lifetime to fathom the secrets in your eyes.
WINDSWEPT: not protected from strong winds.
TO PERMEATE: to spread to every part of an object or a place.
Ex. The water permeated the sand.
GREEDY: having or wanting a lot more money, food, etc. than you need.
HERDER: a person who take care of a large group of animals of the same type.
SUBSIDY: money that is paid usually by a government to keep the price of a product or service low or to help a business or organization to continue to function.
Ex. The federal government gives us a subsidy for each person that completes the training.
Nestled high up in the Indian Himalayas, Ladakh was first opened up to tourists only in 1974. That year, just 527 visitors made the trip; of these, only 27 were from India. But in recent years, with rising disposable incomes and a growing interest in travel, Indians are increasingly flocking to the region’s high-altitude villages,…
This is a listening activity based on The School of Life’s short video (about 7 minutes long) “LITERATURE – Jane Austen”. This activity is aimed at students who have an English level between B2 and C1 (Upper Intermediate and Advanced).
I suggest that you read the following vocabulary list before watching the video. Under the video, there are two exercises (with answers) and a writing practice suggestion.
Downloadable PDF version: JANE AUSTEN – Vocabulary
Downloadable PDF version: Jane Austen – Listening comprehension
Downloadable PDF version: Jane Austen – Listening comprehension with answers
Downloadable PDF version: Jane Austen – Fill in the gaps exercise
Downloadable PDF version: Jane Austen – Fill in the gaps exercise answers
I suggest that you read the vocabulary list below before watching the video.
Hitch – hiking: to get a ride in a passing vehicle by holding out your arm with your thumb up as you stand on the side of the road.
Scope: the area or amount covered, reached, or viewed.
Ex. Romance questions are beyond the scope of the language forum.
Standstill: a condition in which all movement or activity has stopped.
Ex. This is an emergency, but the negotiations are at a virtual standstill.
Creepy: strange or scary : causing people to feel nervous and afraid.
Ex. This is the creepy stalker woman from the surveillance video.
To broom: to sweep the floor with a broom.
To kick in: to start to have an effect or to happen.
Ex. The effects of the tranquilizer should begin to kick in within a few minutes.
Harsh: cruel or unkind.
Ex. She was quite harsh with the kids. She should be nicer to them.
Guarded: very careful about giving information, showing feelings, etc.
Vocal: expressing opinions and complaints in a public and forceful way.
Ex. Residents became vocal in their opposition to the plan.
To blow up: to make a photographic enlargement of.
Dull: boring, not exciting or interesting.
To tear up: to damage, remove, or effect an opening in.
Mind-blowing: extremely exciting or surprising.
Ex. The special effects in this film are pretty mind-blowing.
Goosebumps: small bumps on your skin that are caused by cold, fear, or a sudden feeling of excitement.
Downloadable PDF file: Helena Christensen & Portrait Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Capture™ Ep. 7 – VOCABULARY
Downloadable PDF file (without answers):Helena Christensen & Portrait Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Capture™ – Episode 7 FILL IN THE GAPS
Downloadable PDF file (ANSWERS):Helena Christensen & Portrait Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Capture™ – Episode 7 ANSWERS
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