The language of tears

1

World
Place
Earth
Space

2

Communicate
Persuade
Inform
Demonstrate

3

Evolve
Change
Develop
Alter

4

Doing
Making
Getting
Having

5

Better
Fine
Good
Well

6

Validity
Truth
Reality
Reason

7. 

Contain
Retain
Hold
Keep

8

Struggling
Fighting
Opposing
Striking

9

Construct
Achieve
Provide
Produce

10

Curing
Treating
Healing
Improving

11

Hint
Symbol
Feature
Sign

12

Release
Rid
Loosen
Expel

13

Rubbish
Waste
Leftovers
Remails

14

Consider
Remark
Distinguish
Regard

15

Named
Entitled
Subtitled
Called

The ability to weep is a uniquely human form of emotional response. Some sientists have suggested that human tears are (0) evidence of an aquantic past – but this does not seem very likely. We cry from the moment we enter this (1) , for a number of reasons. Helpless babies cry to (2) their parents that they are ill, hungry or uncomfortable. As the (3)  they will also cry just to attract parental attention and will often stop when they get it.
The idea that (4) a good cry can do you (5)  is a very old one and now it has scientific (6) since recent research into tears has shown that they (7)  a natural painkiller called enkaphalin. By (8) sorrow and pain this chemical helps you to feel better. Weeping can increase the quantities of enkaphalin you (9) .
Unfortunately, in our society we impose restrictions upon this naturally (10) activity. Because some people still regard it as a (11)  of weakness in men, boys in particular are adminished when they cry. This kind of repression can only increase stress, both emotionally and physically.
Tears of emotion also help the body (12) itself of toxic chemical (13) , for there is more protein in them than in tears resulting from cold winds or other irritants. Crying comforts, calms and can be very enjoyalbe – (14) the popularity of the highly emotional films which are commonly (15) ‘weepies’. It seems that people enjoy crying together almost as much as laughing together.

Vocabulary

Persuade: to make someone do or believe something by giving them a good reason to do it or by talking to that person and making them believe it (ES: persuadir, dar a entender)
Having a good cry cand do you a good

  • Struggling with/against
  • Fighting _/with/against
  • Opposing to

  • Cure (todo)
  • Heal (parte)
  • Treat

  • hint (ES: indirecta)
  • symbol (ES: simbolo)
  • features (ES: rasgos de apariencia)
  • traits: A distinguishing quality or characteristic, typically one belonging to a person (ES: rasgos de personalidad)
  • sign

Release from
Rid of
Loosen (ES: aflojar)
Expel (ES: expulsar de clase..)

Waste (ES: residuos)
Leftovers( ES: restos de comida)

Keys

1) World
2) Persuade
3) Develop
4) Having
5) Good
6) Validity
7) Contain
8) Fighting
9) Produce
10) Healing
11) Sign
12) Rid
13) Waste
14) Consider
15) Called

Multiple Choice

SAVE MONEY ON THE BOOK THAT AIMS TO SAVE ANIMALS

Do you want to take part in the battle to save the world’s wildlife? Animal Watch is the book which will (1) you in the fight for survival that (2) many of our endangered animals and show how they struggle on the (3) of extinction .

As you enjoy the book’s 250 pages and over 150 colour photographs, you will have the (4) of knowing that part of your purchase money is being used to (5) animals (6) from the comfort of your armchair, you will be able to observe the world’s animals close-up and explore their habitats. You will also discover the terrible results of human (7) for land, flesh and skins.

Animal Watch is packed with fascinating facts. Did you know that polar bears cover their black noses (8) their (9) so they can hunt their prey in the snow without being seen, for example? Or that (10) each orangutan which is captured, one has to die?

This superb (11) has so (12) Britain’s leading wildlife charity that it has been chosen as Book of the Year, a (13) awarded to books which are considered to have made a major contribution to wildlife conservation. You will find Animal Watch at a special low (14) price at all good bookshops, but hurry while (15) last.

1
a) combine
b) involve
c) bring
d) lead

2
a) meets
b) opposes
c) forces
d) faces

3
a) edge
b) start
c) limit
d) end

4
a) satisfaction
b) enjoyment
c) virtue
d) value

5
a) enable
b) help
c) allow
d) assist

6
a) preserve
b) conserve
c) revive
d) survive

7
a) greed
b) interest
c) care
d) concern

8
a) with
b) by
c) for
d) from

9
a) feet
b) claws
c) paws
d) toes

10
a) for
b) at
c) from
d) to

11
a) publicy
b) periodical
c) publication
d) reference

12
a) imposed
b) impressed
c) persuaded
d) admired

13
a) symbol
b) title
c) trademark
d) nickname

14
a) beginning
b) preparatory
c) original
d) introductory

15
a) stores
b) stocks
c) goods
d) funds

Keys

1) B (involve)

  • combine + with
  • involve (ES: convellevar, involucrar)
  • bring + to
  • lead + to

2) D (faces)

3) A (edge)

  • on the edge (ES: al borde de)
  • to the limit

4) A (satisfaction)

5) B (help)

  • enable sb to do sth (ES: capacitar)
  • allow sb to + infinitive + sth (ES: permitir)
  • assist sb in + doing sth (ES: ayudar, formal)

6) D (survive)

  • preserve (ES: conservar -comida-)
  • conserve (ES: conservar -energía-)

7) A (greed)

  • greed (ES: deseo de comida, gula, codicia)
  • interest + in
  • care + for (ES: cuidar)
  • concern + about

8) A (with)

9) C (paws)

  • claws (ES: garras)
  • paws (ES: patas)

10) C (for)

11) C (publication)

12) B (impressed)

13) B (title)

14) D (introductory)

15) B (stocks)

Multiple Choice

Choose the right answer:

1. Both, Sheila and Tom, came ‘flu, so we had to put off the holidays.

a) in for
b) down with
c) down on
d) up with

2. A is a gossip who wants to know everything that happens to you.

a) wet blanket
b) couch potato
c) rolling stone
d) nosy parker

 

4. She fainted but came after a while

Vocabulary

Put off: Delay until later (ES: posponer)
Gossip: Informal talk (ES: chisme, cotilla)
Wet Blanket: person who ruins others’ fun (ES: aguafiestas)
Couch Potato:
Nosy Parker: (ES: entrometido)
Faint: lose consciousness (ES: desmayarse)

Keys

1. B
2. D
3. A