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16:英検対策準1級(Eiken Grade Pre-1)

52: Eiken Grade Pre-1 Vocabularies Lesson 52

Part 1: Vocabulary words

1. Barely adverb [bair-lee]
scarcely
Example: Her new wig barely covered her entire head as parts of her scalp were showing.
Note: When did you barely escape from getting into trouble?

2. Climatic adjective [klahy-mat-ik]
relating to prevailing weather conditions in an area
Example: The site is very exposed and experiences a wide range of climatic variations of weather.
Note: What is the climatic atmosphere where you live?

3. Extraordinary adjective [ik-strawr-dn-er-ee]
beyond what is expected or established
Example: Samson exhibited an extraordinary degree of strength as he was able to lift heavy objects with ease.
Note: What extraordinary abilities would you like to possess?

4. Fierce adjective [feers]
menacingly wild or intense
Example: The fierce winds caused a 3-hour pile up on the roads as cars trekked very slowly.
Note: What would you consider as a fierce wild animal?

5. Immune adjective [ih-myoon]
protect from a disease
Example: A vaccine was created by Jonas Salk in 1957 to make children immune from polio.
Note: What other vaccines are given to children as they grow up?

6. Incredible adjective [in-kred-uh-buh l]
so extraordinary it may seem impossible
Example: In 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon; that was considered by many as an incredible feat.
Note: Have you ever seen something incredible on television?

7. Precise adjective [pri-sahys]
strictly stated
Example: She gave precise directions to go from her house to the mall so that her parents would not get lost.
Note: How would you measure the volume of a liquid in a precise way?

8. Toxic adjective [tok-sik]
being poisonous to someone
Example: The toxic waste thrown in the waterways made its way down to the village and killed many people.
Note: What are the effects of breathing in toxic air?

9. Impressive adjective [im-pres-iv]
arousing admiration
Example: The Dream Team are impressive to watch because they consist of the best players in the NBA.
Note: What are impressive sights in your city?

10. Appropriate adjective [adj. uh-proh-pree-it]
suitable for a particular purpose or occasion
Example: Appropriate qualifications are needed to become president.
Note: What is considered as appropriate attire for office work?

Part 2: Exercise 1



Give the word being asked for each number.

■Barely ■Climatic ■Immune ■Precise ■Extraordinary
■Fierce ■Incredible ■Toxic ■Impressive ■Appropriate


_______________ 1. beyond what is expected or established
_______________ 2. suitable for a particular purpose or occasion
_______________ 3. so extraordinary it may seem impossible
_______________ 4. arousing admiration
_______________ 5. scarcely
_______________ 6. protect from a disease
_______________ 7. relating to prevailing weather conditions in an area
_______________ 8. being poisonous to someone
_______________ 9. menacingly wild or intense
_______________ 10. strictly stated

Part 2: Exercise 2



Choose the correct words to complete the sentences below.


1. Global warming has caused ____________ changes. Storms have become stronger and stronger and are happening more frequently, which has caused a considerable amount of damage to many areas.

(1) Impressive
(2) Appropriate
(3) Barely
(4) Climatic

2. A/An __________________ showing of grief happened in 1952 after the death of Argentina’s most beloved first lady, Eva Peron. She became a symbol of change in her country after rising from poverty.

(1) Immune
(2) Incredible
(3) Precise
(4) Toxic

3. A heavy winter coat, ear muffs, and a hat are ________________ attire for living in the frigid lands of Russia. Much of its citizens wear this 70% of the time during the year.

(1) Precise
(2) Toxic
(3) Impressive
(4) Appropriate

4. _____________ measurements are required when conducting experiments to prevent errors. Scientists use beakers, weights, and other measuring devices to correctly record data.

(1) Immune
(2) Incredible
(3) Precise
(4) Toxic

5. Kohei Uchimura is considered by many as the greatest gymnast of all time for winning many medals in the sport. His ______________ strength and the tremendous difficulty in his moves make gymnastics look very easy.

(1) Extraordinary
(2) Fierce
(3) Immune
(4) Toxic

6. The lion is considered by many as the king of animals, but it is actually the lioness that does the hunting and killing of prey. The __________ lioness stalks and strangles the prey until it dies and carries the carcass back to the camp.

(1) Climatic
(2) Extraordinary
(3) Fierce
(4) Immune

7. Nadia Comaneci received the first ever perfect 10 during the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Her ____________ career inspired fans and generations of future gymnasts all over the world.

(1) Incredible
(2) Precise
(3) Toxic
(4) Impressive

8. Karen could _____________ speak a word of English after migrating to America from Syria due to its civil unrest. She applied herself to her studies very hard and acquired the help of many of her teachers.

(1) Appropriate
(2) Barely
(3) Climatic
(4) Extraordinary

9. The World Health Organization official eradicated small pox in 1979. Many children and adults were given vaccinations and treatments to make them ____________ to the virus.

(1) Extraordinary
(2) Fierce
(3) Immune
(4) Incredible

10. The Chernobyl disaster of 1986 triggered a mass evacuation of its residents as __________ fumes from its nuclear power plant were released into the air. Its former residences experienced varying degrees of radiation poisoning.

(1) Toxic
(2) Impressive
(3) Appropriate
(4) Barely