1. This is a vocabulary activity. Tick a synonym
expression. Do not use a dictionary.
Why do this?
To enlarge your vocabulary.
To learn to deduce the meaning of a word from its context.
To use your logic in order to understand English.
1. "I am very
pleased to have a
pen pal in Spain because everybody I know seems to like
2. "Well you probably know Paris
or, at least, you
may have seen pictures of it so I would like to take this
opportunity to tell you a few things about Heidelberg".
A. when travelling.
C. on television.
3. "When I was little I used
to ride my bicycle
to go to school in the town".
4. …"there are a lot of water
canals running alongside its narrow streets. So,
when I was 10, I used to take off my sandals…
A. as a consecuence.
5. …and paddle
A. Play with my school friends.
B. Sit on my sandals.
C. Walk in the canals.
6. "Well, firstly I can say I
am quite outspoken and frank.
I like meeting new people…".
B. open and talkative
7. "I'm hardworking
and sensible. However, I must admit I am very
proud and a little absent-minded."
A. 2 positive adjectives and 2 negative ones
B. 2 negative aspects and 2 positive ones
C. 4 positive adjectives
8. "You said you're quite a sporty
person. Then I can safely say that we're
two of a kind because I enjoy jogging in the evenings
and I also go to the mountains at weekends".
A. we're similar
B. we are nice
C. we write about the sports we do
9. "I'd also like to try the
regional Spanish food (like the potato, omelette or fabada)
because they say it's healthy
A. 2 negative adjectives to describe food.
B. 2 positive adjectives to describe food.
C. 1 positive and 1 negative adjectives.
10. "At the moment I am teaching
German at a secondary school on the outskirts
of Paris but I'm thinking of changing jobs because this
one's TOO hard".
A. out of the city
B. in the town centre
C. in a campus of Paris University