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Lvl 2 Ch 5-8 Reading for Speed and Fluency

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nature
(n.) the world of plants and animals
natural
(adj.) living in or made by nature
even though
in spite of the fact
"___ I set my alarm clock, I was late for class."
benefit
(n.) an advantage
along with
in company with; at the same time as
"We ordered salad ___ the pizza."
scientist
(n.) a person who is a science expert
involve
(v.) include; is part of
"Our part time jobs ___ cleaning and cooking."
touch
(v.) to feel with the hand or fingers
test
(n.) a set of questions or problems used to evaluate
yard
(n.) the ground that surrounds a house or other structure
condition
(n.) a situation
vine
(n.) a plant with a long, thin stem that winds around something
layer
(n.) a thickness of some material laid on or spread over a surface
guess
(v.) to say what you think might happen
two-thirds
(n.) 66.6% of something; 2/3
discover
(v.) to find out
jewel
(n.) a cut and polished precious stone like a diamond, ruby, sapphire, etc.
valuable
(adj.) worth a lot of money
produce
(v.) to make
lung
(n.) part of the body used to breathe, which fills and empties with air
light
(n.) the brightness given by the sun, moon, lights etc.
provide
(v.) to give or supply
minute
(n.) 1/60 of an hour
make up
(v.) to form or compose something
break up
(v.) to fall apart into pieces
rainbow
(n.) a curved line of colors that appears in the sky when sun shines after or during rainfall
come out
(v.) to appear
sunlight
(n.) the light of the sun
indigo
(n.) a blue dye made from certain plants
farther
(adv.) a greater distance
surface
(n.) the outside part of something
plate
(n.) a piece of the Earth's surface that moves to make earthquakes
pressure
(n.) pushing force
earthquake
(n.) shaking at the surface of the earth
generally
(adv.) not specific
destroy
(v.) break; damage
fall down
(v.) to drop to the ground
wave
(n.) movement of the sea
coast
(n.) the part of land next to the sea
island
(n.) an area of land surrounded by water
between
separating
"There is a fence ___ the two houses."
cut off
(v.) to be separated
isolate
(v.) to set apart from others
however
(adv.) but
cover
(v.) place something over
"Please ___ your mouth with your hand when you cough."
desert
(n.) area of land covered with sand with very little or no water
bottom
(n.) the lowest possible place
half
(n.) 0.5; 50%
kilometer
(n.) a distance of 1,000 meters
stay
(v.) to remain in the same place
producer
(n.) a person who looks and manages a movie, play, radio or program
cartoon
(n.) a drawing that tells a story
produce
(v.) to make
character
(n.) a person in a book or movie
star
(n.) a major actor, singer; the main performer
main character
(n.) the most important person in the story
voice
(n.) sounds from your mouth
death
(n.) the end of life
keep on
(v.) to not stop what one is doing
"My mum told me to ___ working hard in school."
station
(n.) a TV studio or building, where TV programs are broadcasted
Vikings
(n.) the Scandinavians who attacked the coasts of Europe from the 8th to 10th centuries
horn
(n.) a sharp, bone-like part seen on some animals' heads, like cattle or sheep
square
(n.) a shape with four sides that are all the same length and four corners that are all right angles.
sail
(n.) a sheet of strong cloth used to catch the wind on a ship
take over
(v.) to take control of something from another person or thing
"The vice president will soon ___ the company as the new president."
trade
(n.) buying and selling goods
settle
(v.) to live somewhere
explore
(v.) to travel through a place for the first time
no matter
it is not important; it doesn't change the situation
"___ what the weather is like, we will play football on Sunday."
weather
(n.) the conditions in the atmosphere
e.g. hot, cold, rain etc
right
(n.) the power or freedom to do something
"I have the ___ to speak freely."
vote
(v.) to choose, usually in a political context
seat
(n.) something you can sit on
leader
(n.) the head of a nation, political party, or other group of people
equal
(adj.) having the same value as another
peaceful
(adj.) calm and happy
wherever
in any place
"I take my cell phone _________ I go."
Nobel Peace Prize
(n.) an international prize given for outstanding achievement for the promotion of world peace
sadly
(adv.) in an unhappy way
shoot
(v.) to fire a gun
electricity
(n.) energy used to give heat, light etc.
Amish
(n.) a religious group of people known for simple living and plain clothes who don't use technology
believe
(v.) to think that something is real, correct, or true
please
(v.) to make someone happy
own
(adj.) to show something is yours
the number of
(n.) the amount of something in a particular area
German
(n.) the language of Germany
in general
usually; mainly
at least
not less than; a minimum of
"Students need ___ 60% on the test to pass."
for a little while
lasting for a short time
"I'm busy, but I can help you ___."
invent
(v.) to be the first person to make something
grow up
(v.) to become older; to become an adult
at last
after a long time
"I tried the driving test five times. ___, I passed!"
line
(n.) a straight mark
side by side
next to each other
shape
(n.) the form or appearance of something
at that time
then
"Let's meet at 3 pm. We can discuss your homework ___."
turn on
(v.) to start something
lawyer
(n.) someone whose job it is to give legal advice to people and speak for them in court
World War II
(n.) the large war that lasted from 1939 to 1945
astronaut
(n.) a person who has been trained for traveling in space
space
(n.) the area that contains all things in the universe
train
(v.) to study and learn something
be able to
can
rocket
(n.) a vehicle that flies in space
holiday
(n.) a period away from work or school
spaceship
(n.) a rocket or vehicle that can fly through space
space station
(n.) a space ship that circles the Earth for a long time; astronauts often stay there for many months
at the moment
right now
exist
(v.) to be present; living
shoot
(v.) to move very quickly
"Comets ___ around space."
meteor
(n.) a piece of rock from space that produces a bright light as it travels through Earth's atmosphere
meteorite
(n.) a rock that has fallen to the Earth's surface from outer space
object
(n.) thing
atmosphere
(n.) outer layer of gases around a planet or star
"The air gets thinner as you leave Earth's ___."
completely
(adv.) entirely; absolutely
event
(n.) something that happens
"My daughter's birth was a big ___ in my life."
pass through
(v.) to go through; to move through
"I had to ___ Hong Kong on my way to Thailand."
comet
(n.) fast-moving heavenly body with a solid head surrounded by a glowing cloud of gases that circles the sun
meteor shower
(n.) a group of meteors moving through space together
be full of
(v.) to hold or have a lot of something
garbage
(n.) waste; useless material
generally
(adv.) usually; not specifically
metal
(n.) a material like gold, silver, iron, or copper
all the time
very frequently; often
dangerous
(adj.) not safe
flight
(n.) the period of flying
burn up
(v.) to be destroyed by heat or fire
look like
(v.) to be similar to another
take
(v.) to need a certain amount of time
planet
(n.) a very large round object that moves around a sun or around another star
closest to
nearest
covered in
all over the surface
rings
(n.) circles, discs
Roman
(adj.) from ancient Rome
the land of the dead
the place some people believe you go to after you die
you can say
in other words
lastly
(adv.) finally
choice
(n.) something you an choose
dwarf
(n.) very small
dream
(v.) the pictures and ideas you have during sleep
long before
a certain period of time in the past
until
up to that time
"You can call me ________ 10 pm. After that, please don't."
powerful
(adj.) very strong
land
(v.) to arrive on the ground
"The plane will ________ at 11 am."
reach
(v.) to get to
level
(n.) stage, position
call
(v.) to cry out in a loud voice
race
(n.) a competition
still
(adv.) continuing
distance
(n.) the space between two points
advantage
(n.) a good feature
lie down
(v.) to be or move into a horizontal position on a surface
first class
(n.) something that is superior or deluxe in comparison to another
somewhere
(adv.) to refer to a place without saying exactly where you mean
"There is a park ___ in Machida, but I don't know where."
live
(adj.) not recorded; in person
get sea sick
(v.) to become ill due to the up and down motion of a ship
dangerous
(adj.) not safe
hurt
(v.) to cause pain or injury
on the other hand
however; but
early on
at the beginning
"___ in class, I was nervous, but I'm not anymore."
feathers
(n.) the soft, outer covering of a bird
turn out
(v.) to result, become
attempt
(v.) to try; to make an effort to do
successful
(adj.) having done something well; having become important, famous, or rich
realize
(v.) to know; to understand quickly or suddenly
"I just ___d that I forgot my wallet at home!"
experiment
(n.) a test for the purpose of discovering something unknown
flame
(n.) the part of a fire you can see
air balloon
(n.) a large bag containing heated air that is connect to a basket, which carries passengers
glider
(n.) an airplane with no engine
at least
not less than; a minimum of
cost
(v.) to cause someone to lose or destroy something valuable
"Being late for the interview ________ me the job."
gas
(n.) short for gasoline; the liquid you put in your car to make it move
on top of
in addition to
"I have a history test tomorrow. __________ that, I have to write an English essay."
tax
(n.) money paid to the government
cheap
(adj.) of a low price or low quality
freedom
(n.) the right to make your own choices or decisions
subway
(n.) a train that runs underneath a city
case
(n.) a situation
"Usually, I won't lend you money, but in this _______, I will."
crowded
(adj.) having many people in a small area
across
on the opposite side of
several
(adj.) more than two or three
farther
(adv.) at a greater distance
age
(n.) a period of time
passenger
(n.) a person riding in a vehicle
hold
(v.) to contain or be able to contain something
wonderful
(adj.) admirable; excellent; fantastic
Atlantic Ocean
(n.) the large body of water that lies between North and South America and Europe and Africa
introduce
(v.) to use something for the first time
super
(adj.) very good; outstanding
chunnel
(n.) a railroad tunnel under the English Channel between Great Britain and France
tunnel
(n.) an underground passage
form
(v.) to make; to create
suggest
(v.) to offer an idea or plan for someone to consider
reality
(n.) something that is actually happening
trade
(n.) buying and selling goods
in the past
at a time that has already finished
attack
(v.) to start a fight with; to strike out at
century
(n.) a time period of 100 years
only
(adj.) without another; alone
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