14：英検対策2級（Eiken Grade 2）
13: Eiken Grade 2 Vocabularies Lesson 13
Part 1: Vocabulary words
■Example: The kids will probably enjoy the party because of the games and clown performances.
□Note: What would you probably do if you had a long vacation?
2. Gradually adverb [graj-oo-uhl]
advancing or progressing in a gradual or regular or continuous degree or manner
■Example: He thought he wouldn't be able to master using the machine, but now, he’s gradually learning how to operate it with ease.
□Note: ‘Gradual’ is the adjective form of ‘gradually’.
3. Indeed adverb [in-deed]
without any doubts; in truth; in fact; in reality
■Example: Nelson Mandela is indeed one of the biggest names in history.
□Note: ‘Indeed’ is also used in expressing surprise. Indeed! You have undoubtedly triumphed!
4. Never adverb [nev-er]
not ever; at no time; on no occasion; in no possible way; unconditionally not
■Example: He promised himself he would never fail his father.
□Note: What is that thing that you will never do?
5. Unfortunately adverb [uhn-fawr-chuh-nit]
without any luck or unluckily; regrettably
■Example: Unfortunately, he couldn’t pursue his dream of becoming a doctor.
□Note: Its adjective form, ‘unfortunate’, means suffering from bad luck. Having lost all his riches, everybody thinks he is a very unfortunate man.
6. Currently adverb [kur-uhnt-lee, kuhr-]
now or at the present time
■Example: We are currently working on our post-graduate thesis.
□Note: What are you currently doing?
7. Immediately adverb [ih-mee-dee-it-lee]
instantly and without delay; at once
■Example: He was brought immediately to the hospital right after the attack.
□Note: This word can also be used as a conjunction which means ‘as soon as’ or ‘directly’.
He started working immediately after he arrived at the office.
8. Increasingly adverb [in-kree-sing-lee]
advancing or increasing in amount, extent or intensity
■Example: She became increasingly hostile after her break up with her boyfriend.
□Note: Tell me about a thing that is increasingly becoming popular in Japan.
9. Nearly adverb [neer-lee]
all but; almost but not quite
■Example: I nearly hit the jackpot! closely or intimately; with close affinity
■Example: The hospital doesn’t allow visitors except for those who are nearly concerned and related to the patient.
□Note: Give me an example of a thing that you nearly had but not quite.
10. Relatively adverb [rel-uh-tiv-lee]
in comparison with something else; in a relative way or manner
■Example: There was a relatively small difference between the two plans.
□Note: Another word for it is ‘comparatively’.
Part 2: Exercise 1
Give the word being asked for each number.
_________________ 1. advancing or increasing in amount, extent or intensity
_________________ 2. without any doubts; in truth; in fact; in reality
_________________ 3. not ever; at no time; on no occasion; in no possible way; unconditionally not
_________________ 4. now or at the present time
_________________ 5. all but; almost but not quite
_________________ 6. advancing or progressing in a gradual or regular or continuous degree or manner
_________________ 7. in comparison with something else; in a relative way or manner
_________________ 8. most likely
_________________ 9. without any luck or unluckily; regrettably
_________________ 10. I nstantly and without delay; at once
Part 2: Exercise 2
Choose the correct words to complete the sentences below.
1. He didn’t waste any time. Upon receiving the money, he _______________ went to the school and enrolled.
2. Everybody is busy right now because we are ____________ working on a new machine that is expected to make our tasks much easier.
3. Without any conditions, he gave his word to the boss that he would ______________ abandon his post.
4. From a very conservative look, she’s now _____________ changing her get up to a more modern one.
5. _____________, Michael Jackson will always be one of the biggest pop icons in history.