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Power Words

Instructions

  1. Print the vocabulary list.
  2. Translate the words. (Google Translation - http://translate.google.com/)
    - or -
    Look up the English definition. (Longman Dictionary - http://www.ldoceonline.com/)
  3. Do the exercises below. Click on a word to hear the pronunciation.

These "power words" are often used in a resume (curriculum vitae) and in interviews to describe your duties in previous jobs.  On a resume they would be used in the past tense. 

achieve
coordinate
design
develop
devise
enable
establish
evaluate
examine
guide
identify
implement               
inspect
manage
prepare
propose
revitalize
strengthen
supervise
train

Practice
Study the "power words" from the list above. Then practice writing sentences in the spaces provided using these power words to describe things you did in previous jobs (or you can use your imagination).
(Since there are so many possible answers I can't check this exercise.  This is just for your practice.)

example

achieve

coordinate

design

develop

devise

enable

establish

evaluate

examine

guide

identify

implement

inspect

manage

prepare

propose

revitalize

strengthen

supervise

train

 

Practice
Select the correct word for each definition.

1. create a plan

2. teach

3. make strong

4. put life into

5. make something possible

6. start something new

7. test

8. look at

9. meet a goal

10. help

 

Past Participles

Below is a list of the irregular verbs from this lesson (including the participle). Study the list below and complete the practice exercises.

Verb Past Participle
build built built
cut cut cut
dream dreamt dreamt
forget forgot forgotten
hear heard heard
hurt hurt hurt
set set set
sing sang sung
spend spent spent
swim swam swum

Practice
In the spaces provided, use your imagination to write sentences using the irregular verbs from the table above. (Since there are so many possible answers, I can't correct this exercise. This is just for practice.)

example
go - went - gone

Past

Participle

build - built - built

Past

Participle

cut - cut - cut

Past

Participle

dream - dreamt - dreamt

Past

Participle

forget - forgot - forgotten

Past

Participle

hear - heard - heard

Past

Participle

hurt - hurt - hurt

Past

Participle

set - set - set

Past

Participle

sing - sang - sung

Past

Participle

spend - spent - spent

Past

Participle

swim - swam - swum

Past

Participle

 

Practice
Fill out the table below with the irregular verbs. (If you write a space after a word, the computer will think that it's an error.)

Verb Past Participle
build
cut
dream
forget
hear
hurt
set
sing
spend
swim

 

Practice
Write the verb in parentheses in the correct form (present, past or participle) in the sentences below.

example
He's (find) a lot of interesting books at the library.

1. I've (swim) every day for the past week.
   

2. He (cut) his hair yesterday.
   

3. The children (build) a sand castle at the beach.
   

4. I've (spend) too much money. I need to start saving.
   

5. I've (dream) that strange dream many times.
   

6. She's (sing) in the choir for many years.
   

7. They (set) the table with their best dishes.
   

8. I've (hear) his name before but I've never met him.
   

9. She's (forget) all of the information.
   

10. Has she (hurt) herself?
   

 

Other Vocabulary

resume (résumé)
clerical
obtain
firm
vocational school
accounting
award
recognition
gather
previous
word-processing program
sample
tailor
grade point average (GPA)
sloppy
misspelling

Practice
Select the correct word.

1. I work at an accounting .
    

2. My son always throws his dirty clothes on the floor. He's so .
    

3. My job was as a travel agent but now I work as a tour guide.
    

4. I'm hoping to a clerical job.
    

5. When companies want to sell a new product they often give so that people can try it.
    

6. People often write "definately" rather than "definitely". It's a common .
    

7. When you finish high school you can go to college or you can go to a for job training.
    

8. Susan won the Employee of the Month last month.
    

9. Once a month all of the employees for a company meeting.
    

10. You can create a resume in a program on the computer.
    

 

 

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