TOEFL Vocabulary Some Common English Words

Lesson III
Here are five words and their synonyms. Take a look at these words and their substitutes  and then choose the appropriate word for the sentences that preceed them.
Thrive: very successful, grow rapidly Weary:  tired, without energy, listless
Cheat:  flaunt the rules, dishonest, deception Scold:  reprimand, admonish, reproach
Plump:  fat, chubby, well rounded
(Editor's note: any resemblance to real or fiction people in this exercise is by accident and should not be interpreted otherwise.)

Choose the corect word for each of the following sentences.

1.   At the end of class Chris always looks . It is unfortunate that English class begins so late on Monday.

2.  The internet is  : never have there been so many things to go see or buy.

3.   I am afraid that I may have to  Pierre Francis: he doesn't seem to want to work on his dossier.

4.  I think Stephane likes women. I was in his dorm room and saw plenty of photos of  that type of girl pasted on his walls.

5.   Betrand and Samuel are learning American Sign Language so that they can during the TOEFL exam.



Here are more five words and their synonyms. Take a look at these substitutes  and then choose the appropriate word for the sentences that preceed them. Then get your score for the two sections.
 
Lift: move upwards, boost, hoist, elevate Sneak: smuggle, skulk, tiptoe
Crawl: move on hands and feet, creep, slow, snake Ample: enough, large, big
Struggle:  labor, endevour, confrontation

6.  I told my students not to try to  agricultural
products into Logan Airport, Boston. But if a bottle of wine or blue cheese was discovered in their luggage they were to say: "Oh, I wonder how that got there!".

7.  I understand that it is always a  for Arnaud to get up in the morning. I've been told that he has two alarm clocks set to wake him up each morning, and the clocks are on the opposite sides of his room.

8.  Everyone should bring  funds (in U.S. dollars) with them on our trip. An international credit card is not a bad idea either.

9. Studies in the late sixties showed that if you the night before a multiple choice test like the TOEFL you'll get better scores. Jerome tells me that if you play a Rugby match the day before you'll be more intelligent as well.

10.  By the way, these hour long sessions are supposed to your Toefl scores to a respectable level, however you should still do some outside reading!


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