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14:英検対策2級(Eiken Grade 2)

04: Eiken Grade 2 Vocabularies Lesson 4

Part 1: Vocabulary words

1. maintain verb [meyn-teyn]
to keep up or carry on; continue; to preserve or keep the same
Example: You should not just maintain your EIKEN score, but improve it.

2. promote verb [pruh-moht]
to raise to a more important or responsible job or rank
Example: My father is very happy today because he was promoted to a managerial position.

3. rely verb [ri-lahy]
to be in need for support, help, or supply ; dependent
Example: He is already twenty-two years old, but he still relies on his parents for money.

4. fix verb (f ks)
to place securely; to make firm or steady; to repair
Example: The roof of this house should be fixed before the rainy season.

5. identify verb [ahy-den-tuh-fahy, ih-den-]
to recognize the identity of; to know the origin
Example: A: Please identify yourself.
B: I am Akiko.

6. match noun [mach]
one that is exactly like another; equal or similar with another
Example: This color matches the other.

7. predict verb [pri-dikt]
to state, tell about, or make known in advance, especially on the basis of special knowledge; to foretell something
Example: I think nobody can predict the future.

8. react verb [ree-akt]
to behave in a certain way as a result of something
Example: The man reacted strongly when the young boy shouted at him.

9. regard verb [ri-gahrd]
to look at attentively; observe closely; to consider to be
Example: She regarded the young girl as her little sister.

10. release verb [ree-lees]
to set free from confinement, to relieve of care and suffering
Example: He was released from prison last year.

Part 2: Exercise 1



Give the word being asked for each number.

■maintain ■promote ■fix ■identify ■match
■predict ■react ■regard ■rely ■release


____________________1. to recognize the identity of; to know the origin
____________________2. to state, tell about, or make known in advance, especially on the basis of special knowledge
____________________3. to behave in a certain way as a result of something
____________________4. to raise to a more important or responsible job or rank.
____________________5. one that is exactly like another; equal or similar with another
____________________6. to be in need for support, help, or supply ; dependent
____________________7. to behave in a certain way as a result of something
____________________8. to set free from confinement, to relieve of care and suffering
____________________9. to keep up or carry on; continue; to preserve or keep the same
____________________10. to place securely; to make firm or steady; to repair

Part 2: Exercise 2



Choose the correct words to complete the sentences below.


1) You cannot ______________ on your parents all the time. You have to work on your own too.

1. identify
2. rely
3. help
4. work

2) The scientist _____________ that a very strong earthquake will occur after 20 years. They were able to tell this in advance because of the movements of the plates underneath the earth.

1. make
2. forget
3. predicted
4. invented

3) Almost all Japanese employees are vying to be ____________. A higher post would give them a higher salary rate.

1. changed
2. promoted
3. predicted
4. fixed

4) He _____________ his car very well. It still looks so new.

1. changed
2. predicted
3. maintained
4. matched

5) I _____________ her conduct as totally unacceptable. Any rude act is considered unethical at the work place.

1. regard
2. maintain
3. match
4. change