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15:英検対策準2級(Eiken Grade Pre-2)

09: Eiken Grade Pre-2 Vocabularies Lesson 9

Part 1: Vocabulary words

1. increase verb [in-krees]
to become greater or larger, to reproduce
Example: The number of people in the Philippines increases every year.

2. introduce verb [in-truh-doos, -dyoos]
to present (someone) by name to another
Example: She introduced her teacher to her mother.

3. prefer verb [pri-fur]
to choose or be in the habit of choosing as more desirable or as having more value
Example: I prefer coffee to tea.

4. relax verb [ri-laks]
to become less tight or tense, to become less worried, to rest completely
Example: The doctor gave him a pill to make him relax.

5. run verb [ruhn]
to move quickly, faster than walking
Example: He runs with his dog every morning.

6. save verb [seyv]
to rescue from harm, danger, or loss.
Example: The veterinarian saved my dog’s life.

7. add verb [ad]
to combine by forming a sum, to join or unite to increase in size, quantity or quality
Example: We need to add new soccer members to complete the team.

8. agree verb [uh-gree]
to accept an opinion, to think or say the same
Example: I agree with her suggestion.

9. appear verb [uh-peer]
to become visible, to look or seem as if
Example: The children were very excited when the airplane appeared in the sky.

10. director noun [dih-rek-ter, dahy-]
a person that controls or manages
Example: She is the best music director in our town.

Part 2: Exercise 1



Give the word being asked for each number.

■increase ■introduce ■prefer ■relax ■run
■save ■add ■agree ■appear ■director


____________________1. to move quickly, faster than walking
____________________2. to choose or be in the habit of choosing as more desirable or as having more value
____________________3. to combine by forming a sum, to join or unite to increase in size, quantity or quality
____________________4. to become greater or larger, to reproduce
____________________5. to rescue from harm, danger, or loss.
____________________6. to become visible, to look or seem as if
____________________7. a person that controls or manages
____________________8. to become less tight or tense, to become less worried, to rest completely
____________________9. to accept opinion, to think or say the same
____________________10. to present (someone) by name to another

Part 2: Exercise 2



Choose the correct words to complete the sentences below.


1. The leader __________ with one of the members’ suggestions to change the color of their shoes.

a. appeared
b. increased
c. introduced
d. agreed

2. The boy ____________ very fast when he saw the old man looking at him.

a. appeared
b. ran
c. relaxed
d. saved

3. My mother _______________ silver to gold.

a. agrees
b. prefers
c. increases
d. directs

4. The child thinks that superheroes like Batman who ___________ lives are real.

a. save
b. relax
c. agree
d. kill

5. Please _____________ more sugar to my coffee. The taste is too strong.

a. save
b. add
c. decrease
e. remove