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Target Vocabulary: Chapter 10
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alien n.: a being from outer space or from another place
birthmark n.: an unusual mark on skin, from birth
conversation n. the talking between two or more people
instead (of) prep.: in place of; as a substitute for
outlandish adj.: strange; not ordinary; bizarre
panic n.: a sudden strong fear or terror
puzzling adj.: difficult to understand or difficult to solve
ransom n.: money that is paid so that a person who has been kidnapped will be set free
supposed to: intended
vanish v.: to disappear suddenly; to no longer exist
Activity 1: Definitions
Look at the way the underlined words are used in each sentence. Match each word with the correct definition.
- Some people believe that aliens have visited the Earth in spaceships.
- She had a birthmark shaped like a heart on her left shoulder.
- We need to have a serious conversation about how we spend our money.
- Could I have tea instead of coffee, please?
- The clown was wearing outlandish clothes and a huge orange hat.
a. when two or more people talk to one another
b. strange or bizarre
c. an unusual mark on a baby's skin at birth
d. in place of
e. a being from another place
Activity 2: Definitions
Complete each sentence with one of the words or phrases below. Change the word form by adding -s, -ed, or -ing if necessary.
panic puzzling ransom suppose vanish
- The kidnapper asked for ten thousand dollars in
to be paid by midnight.
- There was mass when the people saw the flames and smoke next door.
- His sudden disappearance was very .
- We were to meet at six, but I didn't get there until seven.
- Food seems to when teenagers are around.
Activity 3: Word Families
Use the words given below to fill in the word family chart. The first one has been done for you.
Activity 4: Word Forms
Complete each sentence with the correct word.
- Many farm workers in the United States are actually illegal .
- People sat in groups of two or three, quietly reading or .
- What kind of idea is that?
- There is no reason to ; everything will be OK.
- She was by his comment. What did he mean?
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