50 terms

Lvl 1 Ch 5 Reading for Speed and Fluency

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canyon
(n.) a deep valley with steep sides, often with a stream flowing through it
national
(adj.) relating to a certain country
million
(n.) 1,000,000
view
(n.) what you can see from a certain place
"My hotel has a great ______ of Mt. Fuji."
cut through
(v.) to divide something
"We _________ the tree and it fell down."
one-third
(n.) 33% percent of something
European
(n.) a person from a country in Europe
native
(n.) a person or thing that is originally from a certain area
Spanish
(n.) "the ~" are people from Spain
protect
(v.) to keep safe
"Parents always __________ their children."
emergency
(adj.) a very bad situation; e.g. a house fire or a heart attack
ambulance
(n.) a large van that takes hurt people to a hospital
fire department
(n.) a public service for fighting fires
sidewalk
(n.) a walking path on the side of a road
bridge
(n.) a path that goes over a river or another path
watery
(adj.) wet; with lots of water
passenger
(n.) a person riding in a vehicle; not the driver
sink
(v.) to fall or go under water
cost
(v.) to cause someone to lose something valuable
"The accident ____ me my driving license."
flood
(n.) a large amount of water over the land, especially after very heavy rain
billion
(n.) the number 1,000,000,000
planet
(n.) a very large round object that moves around a sun or around another star; e.g. Earth, Mars, Jupiter
Antarctica
(n.) the icy continent that includes the South Pole
impossible
(adj.) something that can not be done
degree
(n.) the measurement of how hot or cold something is
"It's hot today. It's 25 ___s Celcius."
environment
(n.) the area in which something or someone lives
in order for
when one event must happen before another event can happen
"__________ you to get an A+ in this class, you must finish all the homework."
serious
(adj.) not funny; important
"Global warming is a ___ problem."
shade
(n.) an area protected or blocked from the sun
"It's so hot today, let's sit in the _____ under this tree."
bounce off
(v.) to be deflected away from something
"The ball will _____ the wall and back to me."
canal
(n.) a large, man-made waterway made for boats to travel along or for moving water
connect
(v.) to join or be joined with something else
convenient
(adj.) easy and comfortable to do or get to
due to
because of
"______ the rain, we cancelled the picnic."
disease
(n.) an illness or sickness
complete
(v.) to finish something
expensive
(adj.) high in price; not cheap
provide
(v.) to give or supply
"The Sun ___s light and heat to the Earth."
direct
(adj.) in a straight line without stopping
"We took a ______ flight from Tokyo to London."
Pacific Ocean
(n.) the largest area of water in the world; it is bordered by the Americas, Asia, and Australia
rainforest
(n.) a thick forest that is usually in hot humid areas; e.g. the Amazon
rich
(adj.) having a lot of something
"Colombia is ___ in oil and gas."
demand
(n.) an urgent need
"Japan has a high ___ for seafood
cut down
(v.) to reduce something or make it smaller
major
(adj.) very important; large
local
(adj.) from nearby; the opposite of global
cure
(v.) to fix or solve a health problem
"What is a good _____ for a headache?"
government
(n.) a group of people who control the laws and policies of a country
allow
(v.) to permit; to let something happen
"My dad won't ___ me to go to the party."
rate
(n.) speed
"After I run, my heart ___ is high."
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