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13:英検対策3級(Eiken Grade 3)

06: Eiken Grade 3 Vocabularies Lesson 6

Part 1: Vocabulary words

1. Well adverb [wel]
carefully or thoroughly and in a good, proper or satisfactory manner; excellently
Example: He finished those difficult tasks quite well.
Adjective
having good health; healthy body and mind; good, pleasing and satisfactory
Example: He is already old but he looks so well.
Note: ‘Well’ can also be a noun which means a hole that was drilled to obtain water.

2. Free adjective [free]
enjoying personal, civil, and political rights; a person who is not under slavery; also enjoying political autonomy or not under external authority, restrictions or interference
Example: I live in a free country so I can express all my ideas without any restrictions.
Note: ‘Freely’ is the adverb form of free. It means in a free manner.

3. Best adjective [best]
the superlative form of good; excelling above all others; having the highest quality or excellence
Example: She’s the best student in her class.
Note: As an adverb, it is usually used in a combination like best-suited and best-known. It means suited or known to the highest degree.

4. Famous adjective [fey-muhs]
widely-known for a certain reputation usually of a favourable nature; honored for an achievement
Example: Takahashi Mariko was a very famous singer in her time.
Note: ‘Famous’ can be confused with ‘infamous’. Infamous means having an extremely bad reputation.

5. Special adjective [spesh-uhl]
having a particular character or kind; being a distinct one; having a specific function or purpose
Example: He wears special goggles at work to protect his eyes.
Note: ‘Special’ can also be used as a noun as in “Channel 2 showed a special today because it’s a holiday.” It means something that is not a part of a regular series. It can also mean a featured dish at a restaurant.

6. Little adjective [lit-l]
tiny, not big or small in size; short; small in number or amount; of a certain amount
Example: There was a little chair in the baby’s room.
adverb
of a small quantity or degree or not at all
Example: There were many cures little known two decades ago.
Note: ‘Little’ can also be used as a determiner just like in “Add very little salt.”

7. Sorry adjective [sor-ee, sawr-ee]
Having a feeling of guilt, regret, sorrow, sympathy, pity, etc.; sorrowful or sad
Example: He really feels sorry for hitting his brother.
Note: Tell me one thing that you feel sorry for.

8. Better adjective [bet-er]
of excellent, high, superior quality; improved health condition
Example: I just bought a better suit for a very low price.
John is a lot better now after being sick for one week.
adverb
in a more suitable, excellent, appropriate or acceptable manner
Note: Better is the comparative form of good.

9. Popular adjective [pop-yuh-ler]
having a favorable approval or affection of the general public; relating to the people, especially the common people
Example: She’s popular among teenagers because of her unique singing voice.
Note: Name a popular Japanese artist.

10. Right adjective [rahyt]
in agreement with what is good, just and proper; conforming to reasons, facts, truth or some standard; having a correct judgment
Example: You should know the right thing to do in difficult situations.
verb
to restore to an upright position or to put in condition, order or relationship; to bring into conformity with fact
Example: Parents should right the bad behaviour of their children.
adverb
directly or done in a straight or direct line; immediately; exactly; accurately or correctly
Example: He went right home after work.
noun
a just, legal, prescriptive, or moral claim or title
Example: Every child has a right to education.

Part 2: Exercise 1



Give the word being asked for each number.

■well ■special ■free ■little ■best
■sorry ■famous ■better ■popular ■right


_________________ 1. widely-known for a certain reputation usually of a favorable nature; honored for an achievement
_________________ 2. of excellent, high, superior quality; improved health condition
_________________ 3. having a feeling of guilt, regret, sorrow, sympathy, pity, etc.; sorrowful or sad
_________________ 4. in agreement with what is good, just and proper; conforming to reasons, facts, truth or some standard; having a correct judgment
_________________ 5. carefully or thoroughly and in good, proper or satisfactory manner; excellently
_________________ 6. enjoying personal, civil, and political rights; a person who is not under slavery; also enjoying political autonomy or not under external authority, restrictions or interference
_________________ 7. having a favorable approval or affection of the general public; relating to the people, especially the common people
_________________ 8. having a particular character or kind; being a distinct one; having a specific function or purpose
_________________ 9. the superlative form of good; excelling above all others; having the highest quality or excellence
_________________ 10. tiny, not big or small in size; short; small in number or amount; of a certain amount

Part 2: Exercise 2



Choose the correct words to complete the sentences below.


1. Kristen Stewart became __________ because of the Twilight series.

a. infamous
b. popular
c. right
d. sorry



2. After taking the medicine, Ayah now feels a lot ________.

a. better
b. best
c. free
d. little

3. Among the 75 works of art, his master piece is the _________.

a. free
b. better
c. best
d. worse

4. Mother made a _____________ cake for my younger sister’s birthday. It was a lot more delicious than the cakes she usually makes.

a. especial
b. special
c. partial
d. little

5. ______ amount of salt to the flour.

a. small
b. little
c. famous
d. right