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Science Vocabulary

Exercise 1

 

Complete the following table

 

SUBJECT

PERSON

Mathematics

 

 

IT Specialist / Computer Programmer

 

Astronomer

Chemistry

 

Biology

 

Physics

 


 

Exercise 2

 

Complete the following table. The first one has been done for you as an example.

 

Noun

Adjective

Astronomy

astronomical

Sun

 

Moon

 

Planet

 

Universe

 

 

Exercise 3

Use words from the above table in exercise 1 to complete the following sentences:

 

1. Earth is one of the .............. in the ....... System.

 

2. The .............. is 96,000,000 miles away from the earth.

 

3. .............. is the name we give to the study of the stars.

 

4. There is a famous .............. telescope at Jodrell Bank in England.

 

5. Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the ........

 

6. There may be life on other planets in the

 

Exercise 4

 

Divide the following words into 3 groups and give each group a name. You may need to

use a dictionary.

 

ray rectangle viaduct energy plus cylinder pyramid minus foundation dam laser subtract multiplication magnet reflection tunnel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise 5

You will often come across the old system of measurements used in Britain, the United

states and other English-speaking countries. Divide the following according to what they

measure and arrange them in order, from smallest to largest.

 

inch ounce gallon foot yard

 

stone ton mile pound pint

 

Distance

Weight

Liquids

=2.5 cms

=28.35g

=0.561ml

=30.5 cms

=0.45 kg

=4.51L

=0.92m

=6.35 kg

 

=1.6 kms

=1016kg

 

 

Exercise 6

 

Choose the most suitable word or phrase underlined in each sentence.

 

a) This is a small car, but it has a powerful engine/machine.

 

b) Do you use an electric/electrical toothbrush?

 

c) I can't see anything. Where's the light plug/switch?

 

d) You can't use the lift. It's out of order/work.

 

e) If you don't press this button, the washing machine won't go/move.

 

f) Use this torch. The other one doesn't act/work.

 

g) The lights have gone out. It must be a power break/cut.

 

h) Who exactly discovered/invented the computer?


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