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Unit 4 Small beginnings


Vocabulary

Nouns, verbs and adjectives

A These words appear in italic in the article. Group them into nouns, verbs and adjectives. Use a dictionary to help you.

Nouns Verbs Adjectives
adventurersurrender forgotten
heroismwondercourageous
sourcestarveremote
bandneglect insignificant
    • wonder • forgotten • courageous • adventurer • surrender
    • heroism • remote • starve • source • insignificant • band • neglect

В Which verb from A means:

1 have no food? - starve

2 not take care of? - neglect

3 want to know something? - wonder

4 give up or give in? - surrender

С Which of the adjectives in A could you use to describe;

1 a memory? - forgotten

2 a soldier? - courageous

3 a place? - remote

4 a piece of information? - insignificant

D Which of the nouns in A mean:

1 someone who does dangerous or exciting things? - adventurer

2 the place where something comes from or is obtained? - source

3 great courage or bravery? - heroism

4 a group of people with the same purpose - band ?

5 Word building: verbs to nouns

Complete sentences 1-7 with the correct form of the word in brackets.

1 It's difficult to see the...............between Run Island and New York. (connect)

2 The famine was terrible. Many people died of ................ .(starve)

3 You need good...............skills to live on a desert island. (survive)

4 Holland's...............in the spice industry was a threat to England. (involve)

5 The peace...............were long and difficult. (negotiate)

6 Nathaniel never recovered from his ............... . (injure)

7 A ...............was established on the island. (settle)

connect - connection

starve - starvation

survive - survival

involve - involvement

negotiate - negotiation

injure - injury

settle - settlement