English self learning 1 st year - Wordchip - English corpus - 2005 edition
Here is the complete set of exercises on Wordchip, grouped per topic/exercise. It gives you the following elements, illustrated by the first
word in the first topic:
A sentence of context [A lot of people are out of work, aren't they ? Yes, there is a lot of ... in Europe.] - you have to find the missing
word, which we call here the target word.
The phonetics for its main vowel : w]
The syllables, highlighting the stressed one: o o M o - in this case 4 syllables, the third one is stressed
A translation of the target word: chômage
The target word itself in the first column of the following line: unemployment
A possible alternative in the context sentence: redundancy - this is not necessarily a synonym!
Practise this by guessing the target word, finding some help in the pronunciation and translation or in the alternative solutions. Underline
the elements in the sentence that go together with the target word, [are out of work] in the example.
The present list is likely to contain some minor inaccuracies (accents missing in French for example) - please let your teacher know if you
We suggest you use this list to study the corpus, then use the Wordchip software to test yourselves.
Are Tom and Phil fighting ? Yes, Tom is trying to ... Phil on the nose.
Are you going to Greece for the sun ? No, for ... reasons : I want to visit Athens.
Art makes paintings, he writes music and poetry ! Yes, he's an ... .
Did Dali make important paintings ? Yes, he was a famous ... .
Did Paul write the text of this song ? No, the ... are by McCartney.
Did you like the Tate Gallery ? Yes, I enjoyed Renoir's early ... the most.
Did you write this piece of music yourself ? Of course not, it was ... by Bach.
Do you know 'It's a long way to Tipperary' ? Yes, that's a very popular ... .
Do you know Mozart and Beethoven ? Of course, they are famous ... .
Do you know the words from that song ? No, but I can whistle the ... .
Do you know the song 'My darling Clementine' ? Yes, but I can't ... it.
Do you like making music ? Yes, that's why I play in a jazz ... .
Do you like Mozart and Beethoven ? Yes, I very often listen to their ... .
Have you ever heard of Stradivarius ? Yes, that's the Italian who made the best ... .
Have you heard Madonna's new song ? Yes, and I saw the ... on TV last night.
Here's some pencils for you ! Thank you mum, I'll make you a nice ... .
I'm fond of Van Gogh's paintings ! You should visit the Van Gogh ... in Amsterdam !
I've never seen 'Big Ben' ! Well, I can show you a ... of it.
Joe has painted a lot recently ! Yes, soon there'll be an ... of his work.
Mark, you are so cheerful ! Yes, I'm about to ... Dali's paintings !
Mum, why do the actors sing so much in this film ? Because it's a ..., dear.
The show was terrible ! Yes, the artist could never ... the audience.
Thomas plays the violin, doesn't he ? Yes, he plays in a very famous ... .