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13:英検対策3級(Eiken Grade 3)

08: Eiken Grade 3 Vocabularies Lesson 8

Part 1: Vocabulary words

1. Ready adjective [red-ee]
prepared for immediate action or use; likely and willing to do something; available
Example: She’s ready for the interview.
The room’s ready.
Note: ‘Ready’ can also be used as a verb which means to make or to cause to be ready: “Ready your materials for your artwork.”

2. Ever adverb [ev-er]
always or at all times; at any time or in any way; by any chance
Example: Tina is ever ready to help other people.
Note: Have you ever been abroad?

3. Outside noun [out-sahyd]
the outer part, outer side or outer surface;
external
Example: The outside of the house still looks new, but the interior is already old.
position that’s farther away from the center or the inside
Example: The car in the outside lane suddenly stopped.
adverb
on the outside or to the outside; in or to an area that is elsewhere
Example: People from poor countries don’t have the culture of traveling outside.
Note: ‘Outside’ can also be a preposition which means on or toward the outside of or beyond the borders of: There’s someone standing outside the door.

4. Still adjective [stil]
remaining at rest or remaining in place; free from sound or noise; free from movement; without noticeable current; calm
Example: Never say a word about it. Try to keep still.
Still waters are deep.
adverb
without any movement
Example: Don’t move, just stand still.
noun
silence; a still photograph usually taken from a scene of a movie
Note: ‘Still’ can also be used as a conjunction which means ‘and yet’ or ‘but yet’: He’s already weak, still he’s fighting the disease.

5. Tonight noun [tuh-nahyt]
the night of the present day
Example: Tonight is the best night of my life.
adverb
on the present night; during the night or evening of the present day
Example: We’re going to go camping tonight.
Note: What are you going to do tonight?

6. Already adverb [awl-red-ee]
by this or that, or by a specified time; before a stated or expected time; very soon or so early
Example: They were already home by the time we called them.
Why did you already stop?
Note: ‘Already’ is different from ‘all ready’ in the sense that ‘all ready’ means entirely ready or prepared while ‘already’ means previously or so soon.

7. Usually adjective [yoo-zhoo-uhl, yoozh-wuhl]
habitually or customarily; ordinarily; at most times or under normal conditions
Example: She’s usually early for work, but she’s late.
Note: ‘Usual’ is the adjective form of ‘usually’.
Example: What do you usually do in the morning?

8. Early adverb [ur-lee]
near the beginning of a period of time, a course of action, or a series of events
Example: He finished all his tasks early.
in the early part of the morning
Example: I never get up early.
adjective
occurring in or during the first or beginning part of a period of time, a given series or course of events; occurring before the expected time
Example: He goes jogging in the early hours of the day.
Note: Are you always late or early?

9. Part-time adjective [pahrt-tahym]
employed to work, used or expected to function for less than the standard time
Example: College students usually look for part-time jobs to meet their schooling needs.
Note: What part-time job is popular in your country?

10. Even adjective [ee-vuhn]
flat or horizontal surface without any irregularities; parallel or on the same level
Example: This rough road should be cemented to make it even.
uniform
Example: After the asthma attack, he now has even breathing.
adverb
used to imply that something constitutes an extreme case or an unlikely instance
Example: Even the slightest movement wakes him up.
to a greater extent
Example: I will be your friend even to death.
Note: ‘Even’ can also be a verb which means to make even or smooth.

Part 2: Exercise 1



Give the word being asked for each number.

■ready ■still ■ever ■tonight ■outside
■already ■part-time ■usually ■even ■early


_________________ 1. the outer part, outer side or outer surface; external
_________________ 2. habitually or customarily; ordinarily; at most times or under normal conditions
_________________ 3. employed to work, used, or expected to function for less than the standard time
_________________ 4. remaining at rest or remaining in place; free from sound or noise; free from movement; without noticeable current; calm
_________________ 5. a flat or horizontal surface without any irregularities; parallel or on the same level
_________________ 6. prepared for immediate action or use; likely and willing to do something; available
_________________ 7. always or at all times; at any time or in any way; by any chance
_________________ 8. near the beginning of a period of time, a course of action, or a series of events
_________________ 9. on the present night; during the night or evening of the present day
_________________ 10. by this or that, or by a specified time ; before a stated or expected time; very soon or so early

Part 2: Exercise 2



Choose the correct words to complete the sentences below.


1. I am a full-time student and a __________ saleslady. I go to school in the morning and work for four hours at night.

a. another
b. part-time
c. full-time
d. still

2. I _________ take a bath in the evening, but today I took a bath in the morning.

a. usually
b. early
c. never
d. even

3. It’s raining ___________, so bring an umbrella with you when you go out.

a. inside
b. outside
d. other side
d. side by side

4. I have to work overtime ____________ to finish my tasks. I think I’ll be up all night.

a. tonight
b. this afternoon
c. this morning
d. yesterday

5. Wake up __________ so you won’t be late for your morning meeting.

a. late
b. early
c. ever
d. ready