50 terms

Lvl3 Ch4 R16-20 Reading for Speed and Fluency

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relate
(v.) to make or show a connection between things or people
responsibility
(n.) something that you must do, as a duty or job
executive
(n.) a high-level manager at a company
risky
(adj.) dangerous
criticize
(v.) to find problems or faults in someone or something
practice
(n.) something that is often done the same way; a custom
payola
(n.) money paid secretly, to get something you want; a kind of legal bribe
accept
(v.) to take or receive something; opposite of "reject"
exposure
(n.) the position of seeing or experiencing something Japanese students have little ___ to spoken English
unfair
(adj.) not just; not right
translate
(v.) to change something from one language into another
originally
(adv.) in the beginning
intend
(v.) to have a plan or purpose to do something
purpose
(n.) the reason for doing something
verse
(n.) a group of lines in a poem or a song
remain
(v.) to continue the same way; to stay
advertisement
(n.) an announcement in the media that gives information, usually about a company
contract
(n.) an agreement to do something, usually written
apply
(v.) to use for a purpose, or in a certain situation The new rule will ___ only to 1st year students
world-wide
(adj.) existing in all places on Earth
performer
(n.) someone who entertains others by singing, dancing, acting, etc.
hugely
(adv.) in a very large or impressive way
forever
(adv.) for all time
wild
(adj.) uncontrollable; not tame Tigers and other ___ animals are not good pets
major
(adj.) very important; main; chief
dress
(v.) to wear, or to put on, clothing
hit
(n.) something successful like a movie, song, etc. The Batman movie was a big ___
traffic jam
(n.) the situation when there are too many cars on the road, and they are moving very slowly
faint
(v.) to suddenly lose consciousness Some people ___ when they are shocked or excited
influence
(n.) the power to cause an effect over something else Big companies have too much ___ over the media
experience
(n.) something that someone sees, feels, or does Traveling around the world is a great ___. Try it!
opera
(n.) a kind of traditional singing play, especially popular in Italy and other countries in Europe
instrument
(n.) a thing used to make sounds and music; e.g. tuba, flute, guitar, piano, etc.
over
(v.) ended; finished
typically
(adv.) normally; generally
in addition to
(adv.) as well as; also
character
(n.) a person in a book or movie
language
(n.) a set of words and rules that people use to communicate; e.g. English, Japanese
stage
(n.) a place where actors, singers, etc. perform
formal
(adj.) not casual He wore a tuxedo to the ___ dance.
electronic
(adj.) using microchip technology Computers and phones are ___ devices
antenna
(n.) the part of a device that sends and receives wireless signals
straight
(adj.) not curved or bent We use rulers to make ___ lines
slide
(v.) to move smoothly over a surface The hockey players ___ across the ice
consider
(v.) to think about doing or accepting something
show off
(v.) to invite attention to yourself New parents often ___ their babies
recognize
(v.) to know something from hearing or seeing it before
die out
(v.) to stop living; especially for groups of things Climate change may cause polar bears to ___
slight
(adj.) minor; not very important
increase
(v.) to become more or larger
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