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14:英検対策2級(Eiken Grade 2)

03: Eiken Grade 2 Vocabularies Lesson 3

Part 1: Vocabulary words

1. generate verb [jen-uh-reyt]
to bring into being; to produce; to make
Example: This machine generates electricity.

2. hide verb [hahyd]
to put or keep out so that no one can see; to keep information so that no one will know
Example: She tried to hide the facts about her mother’s death.

3. compare verb [kuhm-pair]
to examine in order to note the similarities or differences of
Example: Please compare your life now and your life a year ago. Are there lots of differences?

4. decrease verb [dih-krees;]
to grow or cause to become less or smaller in number, amount, intensity or quality
Example: Due to its aging population, the Japanese population is decreasing.

5. delay verb [dih-ley]
to become later or slower than expected or desired
Example: My flight to Singapore was delayed due to the bad weather conditions.

6. describe verb [dih-skrahyb]
to tell in words what something or someone is like, to give an idea or impression of someone or something
Example: Please describe the most beautiful place you have ever seen.

7. determined adjective [dih-tur-min]
having one's mind made up, fixed or settled
Example: She is determined to finish all her tasks.

8. discount verb (d s kount , d s-kount)
to deduct or subtract from a cost or price, to sell something at a reduced price
Example: I bought this dress for only 20 dollars. The salesman gave me a 30 percent discount for being a loyal customer.

9. fake adjective [feyk]
having a false or not real appearance, not true
Example: This is fake money. The paper is very different from the real one.

10. feed verb [feed]
to give food; supply with nourishment
Example: She feeds the fish every afternoon.

Part 2: Exercise 1



Give the word being asked for each number.

■generate ■hide ■compare ■decrease ■delay
■describe ■determined ■discount ■fake ■feed


____________________1. to grow or cause to become less or smaller in number, amount, intensity or quality
____________________2. to bring into being; to produce; to make
____________________3. to become later or slower than expected or desired
____________________4. to examine in order to note the similarities or differences of
____________________5. having one's mind made up, fixed or settled
____________________6. having a false or not real appearance, not true
____________________7. to give food; supply with nourishment
____________________8. to deduct or subtract from a cost or price, to sell something at a reduced price
____________________9. to put or keep out so that no one can see; to keep information so that no one will know
____________________10. to tell in words what something or someone is like

Part 2: Exercise 2



Choose the correct words to complete the sentences below.


1) Cash payment for purchased products will be _____________ at a higher rate.

1. discounted
2. appreciated
3. delayed
4. overbilled

2) His rivals are _____________ to destroy his presentation. They attempted to put a virus on his computer files.

1. determined
2. delayed
3. generated
4.decreased

3) The shoes provided by the officials of the Olympic Games were ________. The athletes were so disappointed because they think they don’t deserve unauthentic supplies.

1. discount
2. fake
3. delay
4. overbill

4) To celebrate his 60th birthday, he made his friends contribute some money to ________ 25 homeless kids.

1. feed
2. ate
3. gave
4. hide

5) She can’t find the words to ___________ how she feels at the moment. Perhaps, expressing her emotions verbally is impossible since she’s so overwhelmed.

1. determine
2. compare
3. describe
4. delay