Category: Vocabulary Development

English A Vocabulary Development Activity 3

Read the following paragraph and use the words below to fill in the blank spaces.

 

amazement// just// start// afford // warned//   trouble// rushed // dismay

The day did not ___1___ well for Greg. He had woken up late and had to rush through his bath and breakfast. He could not ___2___ to be late again as he had already been ___3___ by the discipline master. He had been late a few times before ! He rushed out of the house, but to his ___4___, he saw the bus pulling out of the bus bay. “Oh no!” he thought to himself. He knew he was in big ___5___ ! So, he decided to run all the way to school. Luckily, he made it just in time, although he was huffing and puffing and his shirt was soaking wet.
Phew ! What a relief !

 

Answers: 1. start   2. afford   3. warned   4. dismay   5. trouble

English A Vocabulary Development Activity 2

Read the following paragraph and use the words below to fill in the blank spaces.

 

noise// rarely// warning// popular//attention// notice// certainly// famous

The van was parked across the street. Nobody paid any ___1___ to it as it looked just like any other van. Mr Bernard ___2___ did not notice it as he went about his way. It was his free day and he was out with his wife. He ___3___ got to spend time with her as he was such a busy man. Being a ___4___ scientist was not easy. As they chatted, they did not notice the van slowly driving up towards them. Suddenly, without any ___5___ the van’s side door slid open and a hand emerged. It grabbed the scientist and dragged him into the van. The van then sped off, leaving his wife in shock. 

Answers: 1. attention   2. certainly   3. rarely   4. famous   5. warning

English A Vocabulary Development Activity 1

Read the following paragraph and use the words below to fill in the blank spaces.

 

enjoy// admire// known// things //activities //pleasure// common// occupy

Hobbies are ___1___ that people carry out during their free time. Lots of people have hobbies to ___2___ their time and these hobbies give them great pleasure. Some of the more ___3___ hobbies are reading, stamp-collecting and dancing. These are hobbies that both the young and old ___4___. There are, however, some hobbies which we would think that only children would take up but are also taken up by adults. One of them is doll-collecting. Adults collect dolls because they ___5___ them. They also keep the dolls carefully because they do not want the dolls’ condition to deteriorate.

 

Answers: 1. activities   2. occupy   3. common   4. enjoy   5. admire