200 terms

Lvl3 Ch1-4 R1-20 Reading for Speed and Fluency

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separate
(v.) to keep things apart from each other
real
(adj.) authentic; valid; true
describe
(v.) using words to explain something you saw or experienced
typically
(adv.) normally; generally
experience
(n.) something that someone sees, feels, or does Traveling around the world is a great ___. Try it!
stand out
(v.) to be different, and so to attract attention
tool
(n.) a thing that is used to do work or make something A pen is a writing ___.
compare
(v.) to look at the good and bad points of two different things
protect
(v.) to keep something or someone safe
complicated
(adj.) difficult to do, deal with, or understand
trick
(n.) a clever or skillful action that someone does, esp. to entertain people
pet
(n.) an animal that you keep in your home
snack
(n.) a food eaten between meals
flavor
(n.) the taste of something
care
(v.) to show affection
taste
(n.) one of the five senses, experienced by the tongue I like the ___ of cheese, but not the smell.
pay attention
(v.) to look or listen carefully
peanut
(n.) small nuts that grow under the ground
shake hands
(v.) a formal, professional way to greet someone, esp. the first time you meet, or after a long absence
beside
next to
relative
(n.) a member of the family
fur
(n.) the hair that covers the bodies of animals
search
(v.) to look for something or someone
take up
(v.) to occupy Elephants ___ a lot of space in the zoo.
quite
(adv.) to a degree; enough I am ___ happy to go to the movie tomorrow.
frequently
(adv.) again and again; often
since
because
various
(adj.) different; of several kinds
explore
(v.) to search or travel somewhere for the purpose of discovery
disappear
(v.) to go away; to no longer be seen
hippopotamus
(n.) a large animal with short legs and thick, dark gray skin which lives near water in Africa
extremely
(adv.) to the greatest degree; very much
threaten
(v.) to say or do something that makes others feel like they are in danger
social
(adj.) to do with groups together; not alone Dogs are very ___ animals, but cats are solitary.
available
(adj.) ready to get; ready for use Sorry, we only have one seat ___ in first class.
society
(n.) a large group of people living together, often sharing the same culture and language
female
(n.) one of two sexes of many plants, animals, and humans; the opposite of "male"
skull
(n.) the large bone that protects an animal's head, esp. the brain
herbivore
(n.) any animal that only eats plants
stand guard
(v.) to watch over something; to protect it
lizard
(n.) a small reptile that has a long body and short legs
creature
(n.) a living being, especially an animal; a beast
report
(n.) a story about something that happened
director
(n.) a person who manages a group of people; esp. a company or a program
zoologist
(n.) a biologist who studies animals
fully-grown
(adj.) completely mature; adult
variety
(n.) a range of many different kinds
unusual
(adj.) different from most others; not common
disease
(n.) an illness or sickness
actress
(n.) a woman or girl who performs on stage, TV or the movies
section
(n.) a part or piece of something larger
national
(adj.) belongs or relates to a whole country The ___ flag of Japan is white and red.
appear
(v.) to become noticed; to come into view
copy
(n.) a reproduction, often of a book or other media Can I borrow your ___ of the textbook? I lost mine.
mystery
(n.) a problem or puzzle that is not yet understood What happened to the dinosaurs is still a ___.
and so on
continues a list that is not complete; "etc." This market sells many different fruits: apples, bananas, peaches, ___.
collect
(v.) to bring things together; to gather
well-known
(adj.) famous
chain
(n.) a store or restaurant which has an owner, but is managed by a central office; e.g. McDonald's
throughout
from the beginning to the end of something I cheered ___ the game.
shelf
(n.) a piece of furniture used to hold objects, especially books
series
(n.) a number of things or events that follow each other Harry Potter is a seven-book ___.
success
(n.) the result of doing well; the opposite of "failure"
adult
(n.) a grown person or animal; not a child
wizard
(n.) a person with magical powers Harry Potter is a famous ___
adventure
(n.) an unusual, exciting, and often dangerous activity My trip to Antarctica was a real ___.
evil
(adj.) morally wrong or bad
fall in love
(v.) to start liking someone very much, in a romantic way Romeo and Juliet ___ with each other.
magic
(n.) special power used by witches and wizards
effect
(n.) the result of an action
notice
(v.) to realize something you didn't know before
organize
(v.) to arrange something using a plan
exactly
(adv.) the very same; with no change or variation Each of the 4 winners got ___ 25% of the money.
employee
(n.) someone who works for a person or company
general
(adj.) can be used for different purposes or in different situations; not specific
detailed
(adj.) includes a lot of information and many points
subject
(n.) the person or thing that is the topic of something
exact
(adj.) precise; without error The ___ number of students at the school is 758.
lastly
(adv.) finally
southern
(adj.) to do with the south of something Okinawa is in ___ Japan.
popularity
(n.) the quality of being widely known or used; fame The sudden ___ of Facebook surprised everyone.
entertain
(v.) to do something, such as sing or dance, for others to enjoy
suggest
(v.) to offer an idea or plan for someone to think about
immediate
(adj.) next and most important The ___ plan is to eat lunch. Then we can think about what to do next.
request
(v.) to ask politely
respect
(v.) to admire or to honor someone I ___ people who always tell the truth.
mathematician
(n.) a person who is an expert in maths
poem
(n.) a piece of creative writing, often having short lines and words that rhyme
translate
(v.) to change text from one language to another
mention
(v.) to refer to, or speak about, something Did you ___ the party to Jane?
fancy
(adj.) expensive, fashionable, or high class It was a very ___ party. All the men wore tuxedos.
binding
(n.) the part of a book that holds all of the pages together
hardcover
(n.) a book with a hard binding and cover pages
textbook
(n.) a book used for studying something
damage
(v.) to harm something Don't drive on the rocks. It will ___ your car.
convenient
(adj.) easy to do, get, or use
sew
(v.) to use a needle and thread to make something from cloth
thread
(n.) a thin cord or fiber used for sewing clothes
novel
(n.) a fictional story in book form My favorite ___ is Hunger Games.
paperback
(n.) a book with a soft paper binding instead of a hard cover; most books now are paperbacks
experience
(n.) something that someone sees, feels, or does Traveling around the world is a great ___. Try it!
ATM
(n.) Automated Teller Machine; a bank machine
connected
(adj.) related, or linked, to something else
convenient
(adj.) easy and comfortable to do, or to get to
account
(n.) where a bank keeps your money
button
(n.) what you press to control a machine I pressed the 'play' ___, but nothing happened.
employee
(n.) someone who is paid to work for someone else
credit card
(n.) a plastic card you use to buy things with; e.g. Visa, MasterCard, American Express
bill
(n.) a piece of paper money
directly
(adv.) in a straight line; without turning
researcher
(n.) a person who studies something to find out new facts and information
personal
(adj.) belonging, or about, a single person This is my ___ cup. You can use that other one.
set up
(v.) to make something ready to use We ___ the tent on the beach.
teenage
(adj.) to do with people between 13 and 19 years old
survey
(n.) a set of questions given to a group of people The ___ asked parents if they like video games.
out of
a number taken from a larger number Fifteen people ___ a hundred walk to work
online
connected to the Internet
blog
(n.) a website that publishes news and opinions, often personal, written by one or a few people
regularly
(adv.) done in a normal way
download
(v.) to transfer files from the Internet to a computer or other device
industry
(n.) all companies in the same kind of business The computer ___ is growing larger every year.
backward
(adv.) toward the back; with the back leading
mirror
(n.) a reflective surface, often made of glass I checked my hair in the bathroom ___.
overnight
when something happens very quickly Justin Bieber became a star ___.
save
(v.) to stop something from being wasted We took a shortcut to ___ time.
allow
(v.) to permit; to let
final
(adj.) last
compare
(v.) to look at the characteristics of two different things
publish
(v.) to print something that can be sold to people
difference
(n.) something that is not the same
sword
(n.) a long metal blade used for fighting
average
(adj.) usual; ordinary
according to
(adv.) as said by
puzzle
(n.) a toy or problem designed to amuse by presenting difficulties to be solved by ingenuity or patient effort
violence
(n.) an action to hurt or kill others
argue
(v.) to fight with words
rate
(v.) to be ranked or measured according to a scale
entertainment
(n.) shows, movies, plays, performances, etc. that people enjoy watching or listening to
rent
(v.) to allow someone to use something for a limited time, in return for money
decision
(n.) a choice about something
commonly
(adv.) usually
upload
(v.) to transfer files from a computer or other device to the Internet
extremely
(adv.) to a great degree, highly
effectively
(adv.) doing something well enough to get a result I studied ___, so I passed the test
view
(v.) to look at or watch something
piracy
(n.) the act of stealing something by copying it; e.g. a song, movie, computer game, etc.
habit
(n.) something you do often, without thinking Smoking is a bad ___
centralize
(v.) to organize something under one control
directly
(adv.) in a straight line
court
(n.) the place where judges make decisions
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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