50 terms

Lvl 1 Ch 7 Reading for Speed and Fluency

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turn
(v.) to become or change into something
"You can ___ water into ice by making it very cold."
keep
(v.) to stay the same
"You can ___ healthy by eating well and exercising."
vegetable
(n.) a plant, especially for food; i.e. onions and carrots.
redwood
(n.) a kind of tree; it is the largest tree in the world
in addition to
and; also
"We served coffee __________ cake."
care for
(v.) to look after someone or something
"Will you please ___ my cats while I go on vacation?"
remember
(v.) to keep information in your memory; to not forget it
almost
(adv.) very nearly; not quite
soil
(n.) earth; the stuff that trees grow on
living
(adj.) having life
vacation
(n.) a period of time when there is no work or school; a holiday
desert
(n.) a place where there is almost no rain
"The Sahara is a ___ in Africa."
water
(v.) to give water to something to help it to live
dirt
(n.) loose earth; soil
amount
(n.) a quantity; a measure; a number
make sense
(v.) to be understandable
"I can't ___ of this writing. It is too messy."
weird
(adj.) odd; strange
on the other hand
about a different idea
"We could go to a movie. ___, we could just go home."
neighbor
(n.) a person who lives nearby
experiment
(n.) a test done in order to learn something; especially for research
everywhere
(adv.) in all places
useful
(adj.) helpful; has a purpose
dangerous
(adj.) not safe
field
(n.) a large flat area, often with grassy plants
decorate
(v.) to add to something to make it more beautiful
"My girlfriend likes to ___ her car with teddy bears."
cheer up
(v.) to make someone happier
"I will ___ my brother by buying him some chocolate."
common
(adj.) ordinary; normal; not rare
branch
(n.) a woody section growing out from the main part of a tree
hill
(n.) high ground; smaller than a mountain
pull out
(v.) to remove or take out
rich
(adj.) having a lot of something
"Saudi Arabia is ___ in oil and gas."
less
(adj.) the opposite of more
forest
(n.) a large area of land covered with trees
develop
(v.) to grow; to become bigger or better
"Maybe one day people will ___ the ability to communicate by thinking."
dominate
(v.) to control; to become the best or the biggest
"These days, Google ___s the online search industry."
Black Forest
(n.) a wooded mountain area in Southwest Germany
Germany
(n.) a country in central Europe
rainforest
(n.) a thick forest, usually in hot humid areas; e.g. the Amazon
South America
(n.) a continent in the Western Hemisphere, which includes Brazil, Argentina, and Peru.
Amazon
(n.) the name of a river in South America, and the rainforest area around it
Venus flytrap
(n.) an insect-eating plant
trap
(n.) a thing used to catch animals or people
except
not including; but not
"I like all vegetables ___ green peppers"
nutrient
(n.) in food, what living things need so they can grow
"Black earth is good for plants; it has many ___s."
make up
(v.) to do or to use instead of something else
"You can ___ for the test you missed by writing an essay."
lack
(n.) an absence; not enough
"The ___ of rain in the Sahara means that plants can't grow there."
wondering
(v.) to think curiously
work
(v.) to function
"How does this strange machine ___?"
sensitive
(adj.) easily affected by something
"Dogs are ___ to high-pitched noises."
break down
(v.) to become smaller; to rot away
"Our stomachs ___ food so our bodies can get energy."
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