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Creating Opportunity Worldwide

Pro-ELT Teacher Training Materials

Level: B2

Module 13 Vocabulary
Part 1. Choose a synonym for each underlined word.
1. Unfortunately, the directions were inaccurate and we got lost.
2. I asked my students to compile the results of their questionnaire
for homework.
3. Luckily, none of my students is disruptive in class. They are all
well behaved.
4. Playing games is a good way to reinforce the vocabulary
covered in class.
5. The recordings that are provided with this book seem very
artificial.

Synonym
Choices
serious
assemble
discouraged
use
wrong
encourage
distracted

6. After receiving their poor quiz scores, my class was demotivated.

strengthen

7. During an exam my students have very solemn faces.

rowdy

8. I set up pen-pals with British students in order to foster


communication with native speakers.

modify
addition
fake

9. I added a vocabulary supplement to our coursebook.


10. We have dictionaries in the English library that students can utilize at any time.
11. During yesterdays lesson my class was very inattentive. I had to repeat instructions
three times!
12. We will need to adjust some of our exam questions to reflect the new unit on the
environment in the book.
Part 2. Place the words from Part 1 in the correct column based on their usage.
Noun
supplement

Verb
compile
reinforce
foster
utilize
adjust

Adjective
inaccurate
disruptive
artificial
de-motivated
solemn
inattentive

Adverb

Part 3. Choose 5 words from Part 1 and 2 to use in a sentence.


1. She began supplementing her diet with vitamins.
2. Many conservation groups compile information about biodiversity in one form or another.
3. She spoke in hushed, giddy laughter, somehow as perfectly solemn as it was light.

Contributed by: Robyn Stewart


The British Council, 2013
The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and education opportunities.
British Council Malaysia is a branch (995232-A) of the British Council, registered as a charity in England and Wales (209131) and Scotland (SC037733)

Creating Opportunity Worldwide


Pro-ELT Teacher Training Materials

Level: B2

4. Removing the artificial wall between academic and public history is long overdue.
5. Their campaign has been largely peaceful, but disruptive.

Answer Key
Part 1.
1. inaccurate wrong
2. compile assemble
3. disruptive rowdy
4. reinforce strengthen
5. artificial - fake
6. de-motivated - discouraged
7. solemn serious
8. foster encourage
9. supplement addition
10. utilize use
11. inattentive distracted
12. adjust modify
Part 2.
Noun
supplement

Verb
compile
reinforce
foster
utilize
adjust

Adjective
inaccurate
disruptive
artificial
de-motivated
solemn
inattentive

Adverb

Part 3. Sentences will vary.

Contributed by: Robyn Stewart


The British Council, 2013
The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and education opportunities.
British Council Malaysia is a branch (995232-A) of the British Council, registered as a charity in England and Wales (209131) and Scotland (SC037733)