Jan 28, 2017

UNIT 27: Essential English Words (Book 1)

29 cards
, 86 answers
  • Learn the following target words.

    actually adv.
    Actually means in fact or really.
    My dad looks a little mean, but actually he’s very kind.

    bite n.
    Bite is the act of using your teeth to cut and tear into something.
    The boy took a big bite out of his hamburger.

    cost n.
    The coast is the land by an ocean.
    I stayed on the southern coast of Australia.

    deal n.
    A deal is an agreement that you have with another person.
    I made a deal with the other company to give us some money.

    desert n.
    The desert is an area of land without many plants or water.
    Not many plants grow in the desert.

    earthquake n.
    An earthquake is a shaking movement of the ground.
    The building shook during the earthquake.

    effective adj.
    If something is effective, it works well.
    Swimming is an effective way to stay healthy.

    examine v.
    To examine something is to look at it carefully.
    The doctor examined my eyes today.

    false adj.
    If something is false, it is not correct.
    If you think the answer is false, press the red button.

    gift n.
    A gift is something you give someone.
    Dave received many gifts for Christmas.

    hunger n.
    Hunger is the feeling that you get when you need to eat.
    After playing all day long, he was filled with hunger.

    imagine v.
    To imagine something is to think of it in your mind.
    Sally imagined herself winning lots of money.

    journey n.
    A journey is a long trip.
    I went on a journey across the country with my parents.

    puzzle n.
    A puzzle is something that is hard to understand.
    The question was a puzzle to him.

    quite adv.
    Quite is used to say that something is complete or very much.
    I think typing on a keyboard is quite easy.

    rather adv.
    Rather is used when you want to do one thing but not the other.
    I would rather have the red one than the blue one.

    specific adj.
    If something is specific, it is precise or exact.
    Please choose a specific place on the map.

    tour n.
    A tour is a short trip in which you see many sights.
    I took a tour of Asia and Europe.

    trip n.
    A trip is a journey to a certain place.
    Ken took a trip to the city yesterday.

    value n.
    If something has value, it is worth a lot of money.
    Matthew found a treasure of very high value.
    • Choose the right definition for the given word.
      • hunger
        • something worth a lot of money
        • when you feel awake
        • a long trip to a place
        • a strong need for food

      • quite
        • very much
        • to feel awake
        • instead
        • to look at

      • coast
        • the edge of the ocean
        • to see many things
        • the ground moving
        • to look at something

      • gift
        • something you give
        • somewhere you go
        • someone at a doctor
        • something you think about

      • desert
        • a place without water
        • something you give someone
        • in fact
        • something that is not correct

      • value
        • not true
        • worth
        • the ocean
        • information

      • deal
        • a game
        • an agreement with another person
        • to want to do one thing but not another
        • a lot of information

      • effective
        • to think in your head
        • to choose something
        • working very well
        • to go somewhere

      • earthquake
        • to work well
        • a need to eat
        • movement of the ground
        • to see many things

      • puzzle
        • to be gone a longtime
        • sand
        • a difficult question
        • in fact

    • Choose the better response to each question.
      • Which would you have, juice or water?
        • Yes, thank you,
        • I would like water, please.

      • Have you studied Spanish? I’m a little worried about taking the class.
        • Actually it’s not as hard as you think.
        • Actually I would rather sleep now.

      • Where did you go on your trip?
        • We went to Rome.
        • We like to stay home.

      • Do you enjoy solving puzzles?
        • Yes, I think they are fun.
        • They don’t taste very good.

      • Try to imagine what your future husband or wife will look like.
        • OK, I will go there tomorrow.
        • That’s quite difficult.

    • Choose the word that is a better fit for each sentence.
      • I went on a  . . . 
        of the capital city sometime.
        • journey
        • tour

      • I have a  . . . 
        for you.
        • value
        • gift

      • I would like to take a  . . . 
        around the world last year.
        • journey
        • tour

      • Having dinner will make my  . . . 
        go away.
        • bite
        • hunger

      • It is hot in the  . . . 
        • desert
        • coast

      •  . . . 
        your paper to check for mistakes.
        • Quite
        • Examine

      • I like to watch the ocean at the  . . . 
        • coast
        • desert

      • Do you think that my car has much  . . . 
        • value
        • gift

      • Be careful around those dogs; they might  . . . 
        • hunger
        • bite

      • I think this dress is  . . . 
        • examine
        • quite

    • Read the story aloud. Pay attention to the bolded words.

      The Spider and the Bird

      There was once a very big spider. If a bug got into his web, he would examine it. However, he didn’t eat the bug right away. He asked the bug a question first. It was always quite a difficult puzzle. If the bug’s answer was correct, he let it go. If not, he ate it.

      One day, a small bird on a journey flew into the spider’s web. The spider couldn’t imagine eating a bird. It was so big! But his hunger was too great. He said to the bird, “If you cannot give me a specific answer, I will eat you.”

      The bird laughed. “I could eat you!” But the bird was actually scared. She had used all her energy trying to get out of the web. And a spider’s bite can be very effective in killing animals.

      “Please don’t eat me,” the bird said. “I would rather make a deal with you.”

      “OK,” the spider said. “If your answer is right, I will let you go. If not, you must give me a gift. It must be something of great value.”

      The bird said, “You can pick anything you want to eat. I will find it for you.” The spider agreed.

      “Where can you take a trip to the coast, the desert, and the mountains at the same time?” the spider asked. The bird asked, “Does this place have earthquakes?” But the spider did not say anything. “I can see those places when I fly. Is the ‘sky’ the right answer?”

      False!” said the spider. “The answer is Hawaii! Now you must find some bugs for me.”

      The spider climbed on the bird’s back. They flew and ate bugs together. They took a tour of the forest. the bird took the spider home. From that day on, they were friends. And they never tried to eat each other again.
      • Reading comprehension. Asses your understanding of the story by answering the questions below.
        • Which is NOT part of the spider’s puzzle?
          • An earthquake
          • The desert
          • A mountain
          • The coast

        • What is the spider’s response to the bird’s answer?
          • That has no value!
          • Your answer is false!
          • No deal!
          • Can you imagine!

        • What will be the bird’s gift to the spider?
          • Anything the spider wants to eat
          • A specific kind of web
          • A trip to anywhere
          • A tour of the coast

        • Why does the bird make a deal instead of flying away?
          • She would rather take the spider on a trip.
          • Her wings are quite effective in the web.
          • She is too tired from trying to get out of the web.
          • She cannot fly because of her hunger.

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