Dest B1. Learning and Doing. Vocabulary to Practise

Dest B1 Unit 6 Vocabulary Practice

Exercise 1. Choose the correct word from the list on the left to make the sentences complete.

subject 1. A *** is an area of knowledge or study, especially one that you study at school, college, or university
mark 2. A *** is a point that is given for a correct answer or for doing something well in an exam or competition
exam 3. A*** is one of the periods of time that the school or university year is divided into
brain 4. *** is the knowledge and ability that enables you to do something well.
course 5. *** is knowledge or skill in a particular job or activity, which you have gained because you have done that job or activity for a long time.
degree 6. An *** is a person who is very skilled at doing something or who knows a lot about a particular subject.
experience 7. *** are clear and detailed information on how to do something.
expert 8. A *** at a university or college is a course of study that you take there, or the qualification that you get when you have passed the course.
instructions 9. An *** is a formal test that you take to show your knowledge or ability in a particular subject, or to obtain a qualification.
skill 10. A *** is a series of lessons or lectures on a particular subject.
term 11. Your *** is the organ inside your head that controls your body’s activities and enables you to think and to feel things such as heat and pain.

Exercise 2. Choose the word which best fits each sentence.

  1. Kevin has just passed his driving test/exam.
  2. My favourite course/subject is Maths.
  3. I don’t want to take any more qualification/exams
  4. You should follow the instructions/report/mark on the packet.
  5. Adrian was finding it difficult to guess/concentrate.
  6. You don’t need to have any qualification/experience/skill for this job.
  7. He plays the piano with great skill/experience.
  8. We have to take/pass/fail exams at the end of each year.
  9. She has a degree and a teaching skill/qualification/experience.
  10. Applicants must have experience/qualification/skill of working with children.
  11. Ben considered/wondered the statue with an expert eye.
  12. Children need to experience/wonder/hesitate things for themselves in order to learn from them.
  13. I consider/wonder/search how James is getting on.
  14. Kay hesitated/concentrated/wondered for a moment and then said ‘yes’.
  15. He was marking/considering essays in his small study.

Keys to Ex 1-2

Exercise 3. Fill in the gaps with active vocabulary from Unit 6. Drag your mouse to check yourself. The answers are in white.

  1. He wasn’t even sure of his mother’s name.
  2. She has worked hard to achieve her goal of a job in the medical profession.
  3. My brain worked fast as I tried to decide what to do.
  4. Lucy is quite clever and does well at school.
  5. Always make sure of your facts before accusing anyone.
  6. It was too dark to search further.
  7. I’d say she’s about 35, but that’s only a guess.
  8. After a long search for the murder weapon, the police found a knife.
  9. Stress has an effect on both your physical and mental health.
  10. Students learn to cook French food with the help of expert chefs.
  11. I’m taking a course in graphic design.
  12. He took a master’s degree in economics at Yale.
  13. She had learned from experience to take little rests in between her daily routine…
  14. You don’t need to be a computer expert to use the programme.
  15. He failed maths but passed all his other subjects.
  16. Someone might have guessed our secret and passed it on.
  17. I just wanted to make sure you knew where to go.
  18. But they have made considerable progress in a relatively short time.
  19. He did well to get such a good mark.
  20. I’m shortly to begin a course on the modern novel.
  21. That song always reminds me of our first date.
  22. We have to write a short report on the conference.
  23. Now, she had seven different subjects every day with different teachers, but there was very little interaction.
  24. She’s an exceptionally talented student.
  25. I’d better skip the party and stay at home to revise.
  26. It is wonderful how quickly they learn and how smart they are.
  27. The exams are at the end of the summer term.

Note: the exercises were made with the help of authentic English dictionaries.

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