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Oxford 3000: Exercises A-Z

250 basic words in sentences

Die vorliegenden Vokabeltests basieren auf der Oxford 3000 Wordlist1, dem
Definitionswortschatz des Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary (vergleichbar:
Longman Communication 30002 fr das Longman Dictionary of Contemporary
English), mit dem Wrter in diesen einsprachigen Wrterbchern erklrt werden.

Ohne diesen Grundwortschatz knnen Schler weder Wrterbucheintrge noch


komplexere Lesetexte verstehen. Deshalb ist die Erweiterung des Wortschatzes
unverzichtbar, um die Sprachkompetenz zu verbessern. Langfristiges Ziel muss es
sein, dass sich die Schler diesen Wortschatz aneignen.

Beim Roten Punkt werden kurze Tests zu Beginn und Ende einer Lerneinheit
durchgefhrt, um den Schlern zu zeigen, ob sie einen Lernfortschritt erzielt haben
(First / Second Red Point). Zwischen diesen Endpunkten liegt die Arbeitsphase, in
welcher der Lernstoff erarbeitet und eingebt wird. Dabei knnen verschiedenste
bungsformen angewandt werden.

(V. Kaiser, D. Firsching)

1
The keywords of the Oxford 3000 have been carefully selected by a group of language experts and
experienced teachers as the words which should receive priority in vocabulary study because of their
importance and usefulness. http://www.oup.com/elt/catalogue/teachersites/oald7/oxford_3000/?cc=global
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Longman Communication 3000: http://www.ldoceonline.com/
Basic vocabulary (Oxford 3000 wordlist) LETTER A

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one credit for each correct solution.
Count your credits and write down the result in the circle below.

Translate the words in brackets into English. Some letters have already been
done for you.

EXAMPLE: He doesnt have the ___ability___ to say 'no'. (Fhigkeit)

1. We never travelled __ab____________ when we were kids. (ins Ausland)

2. If you're __ab____________ more than three times, you fail the course.
(abwesend)

3. He shouldnt __ab____________ the trust the firm has shown in him.


(missbrauchen)

4. Alcohol is not an ___________able__ way out of your problems. (annehmbar)

5. He lived in a villa with easy __ac____________ to the sea. (Zugang)

6. The discovery was made by ____________dent__. (Zufall)

7. How can you __ac____________ me without knowing all the facts? (anklagen)

8. She works hard to __ach____________ her goal of becoming a professor.


(erreichen)

9. Why does he __a____________ as if he was stupid? (handeln)

10. If the mixture seems dry, __a____________ some water. (hinzufgen)

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Basic vocabulary (Oxford 3000 wordlist) LETTER B

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one credit for each correct solution.
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Translate the words in brackets into English. The first letters have already been
done for you.

EXAMPLE: Mr Smith is __bu_sy__ with a customer at the moment. (beschftigt)

1. We were advised to ___bo__________ the water before drinking it.


((ab)kochen)

2. The topmost ___br__________ of the tree were full of birds. (Zweige)

3. We stopped by Alices house for a __br___________ visit. (kurz)

4. Dont __bl_____________ me - its not my fault. (beschuldigen)

5. The new school will be of great __be____________ for the whole


region.(Nutzen)

6. That second-hand table was a real ___ba________________ .


(Schnppchen)

7. Check your __ba____________________ in at the desk! (Gepck)

8. The dolphins disappeared __ben______________ the waves. (unter)

9. More people are choosing to work __be___________ retirement age


(darber hinaus)

10. Can I __bo_____________ your pen for a minute? (borgen)

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Basic vocabulary (Oxford 3000 wordlist) LETTER C

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one credit for each correct solution.
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Translate the words in brackets into English. The first letters have already been
done for you.

EXAMPLE: The tiger was finally __ca_ptured__ two miles outside the village.
(gefangen)

1. Neighbours ___com______________ to the police about the dogs


barking. (beschwerten sich)

2. Two young girls ___cl____________ to have seen the bear. (behaupteten)

3. Its ___co___________ for new fathers to feel jealous of the baby.


(gebruchlich, hufig)

4. He asked to speak to the person in __cha__________. (verantwortlich)

5. Tom likes rooms with high __ce______________.(Zimmerdecken)

6. He __cea_____________ to be a member of the association. (hat


aufgehrt)

7. We are ___ cond_____________ a survey of consumer attitudes.


(durchfhren)

8. I seriously ___con______________ resigning. (habe berlegt)

9. It is simple and ___con____________ to use. (bequem, praktisch)

10. Local authorities have to __co___________ with the problem of binge


drinking. (fertig werden)

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Basic vocabulary (Oxford 3000 wordlist) LETTER D

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one credit for each correct solution.
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Translate the words in brackets into English. The first letters have already been
done for you.

EXAMPLE: Paul had a burning ___de_sire___ to visit India. (Verlangen)

1. Do you ever wonder if you made the right __de____________?


(Entscheidung)

2. A state of emergency has been __ dec______________. (wurde


verkndet)

3. Rubbish was piled everywhere it was __dis_____________. (ekelig)

4. He had enough money to pay off his fathers __de__________. (Schulden)

5. The museum has good access for __dis_____________ visitors.


(behinderte)

6. I __de_____________ my money back. (fordere)

7. Life is never __du_____________ when Liz is here. (langweilig)

8. Car sales have __decl______________ by a quarter. (sind


zurckgegangen)

9. Sorry for the __de_______________! (Verzgerung)

10. The thieves fled when they were__dis_____________ by a neighbour.


(gestrt)

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Basic vocabulary (Oxford 3000 wordlist) LETTER E

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one credit for each correct solution.
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Translate the words in brackets into English. The first letters have already been
done for you.

EXAMPLE: Venice is a wonderful city to __ex_plore_______ (erkunden)

1. He was __enc____________ to begin playing the guitar by his father.


(ermutigt)

2. The cars __en_____________ just wont start. (Motor)

3. Scientists __est_____________ that smoking reduces life expectancy by


around 2 years on average. (schtzen)

4. Im not __exa_________________ , the fish was really one metre long.


(bertreiben)

5. Its well worth the __eff____________. (Anstrengung)

6. You add __ei____________ one or two cloves of garlic. (entweder)

7. Both candidates received an eq______________ number of votes. (gleich)

8. She asked a lot of __em________________ questions. (peinlich)

9. The report __emp__________________ the importance of safety


standards. (betont)

10. It was the best day in my __en_____________ life. (ganz)

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Basic vocabulary (Oxford 3000 wordlist) LETTER F

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one credit for each correct solution.
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Translate the words in brackets into English. The first letters have already been
done for you.

1. Why should I say sorry when it's not my fau_______? (Schuld)

2. I have great fai___________ in youI know you'll do well. (Vertrauen,

Glaube)

3. The police decided to investigate fur_______________. (weiter)

4. Please turn off the fau__________. (Wasserhahn)

5. Could you do me a fa_________ and pick up Sam from school today?

(Gefallen)

6. There is still a fai________ hope that she may be cured. (gering)

7. Does the bank charge a fe______ for setting up the account? (Gebhr)

8. She was rewarded for her 40 years' fai_______________ service with the

company. (treu)

9. The beautiful old building has been restored to its for__________ glory.

(ehemalig)

10. He is a fre_____________ visitor to this country. (hufig)

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Basic vocabulary (Oxford 3000 wordlist) LETTER G

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one credit for each correct solution.
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Translate the words in brackets into English. The first letters have already been
done for you.

1. He has gai_________ a reputation for unpredictable behaviour.--- I've

gai________ weight recently. (erlangen, zulegen)

2. It was wrong to gam____________ with our children's future. (spielen,

Glcksspiel betreiben)

3. Don't forget to take out the gar_______________. (Mll)

4. The kids were gat_____________ together in one room. (sammeln,

versammeln)

5. It was gen_______________ of him to offer to pay for us both. (grozgig)

6. Is the painting a gen_____________ Picasso? (echt)

7. A gra_____________________ change in the climate can be experienced.

(allmhlich, schrittweise)

8. We would be gra_________________ for any information you can give us.

(dankbar)

9. I felt gui__________ about not visiting my parents more often. (schuldig)

10. Someone gra___________________ me from behind. (ergreifen)

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Basic vocabulary (Oxford 3000 wordlist) LETTER H

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one credit for each correct solution.
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Translate the words in brackets into English. The first letters have already been
done for you.

1. He has the irritating ha_______________ of biting his nails. (Gewohnheit)

2. We all have to learn to ha___________ stress. (umgehen mit, behandeln)

3. Children need to be taught about the har____________ effects of alcohol.

(schdlich)

4. She wore shoes with high he____________. (Ferse, Absatz)

5. You can adjust the hei______________ of the chair. (Hhe)

6. She hes_________________ before replying.(zgern)

7. She was hi___________________ three years ago. (anstellen)

8. Thank you for being so hon_________________ with me. (ehrlich)

9. Ian, our ho____________, introduced us to the other guests. (Gastgeber)

10. This is going to be a hu_________ problem for us. (riesig)

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Basic vocabulary (Oxford 3000 wordlist) LETTER I

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one credit for each correct solution.
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Translate the words in brackets into English. The first letters have already been
done for you.

1. This is a big is____________; we need more time to think about it.

(Thema, Problem)

2. Three people were killed and five in______________ in the crash.(verletzt)

3. Have you been in_______________________ to their party? (einladen)

4. She was getting more and more irr_______________ at his comments.

(verrgert, genervt)

5. Police are inv_______________ possible links between the murders.

(untersuchen)

6. There was a shooting inc_______________ near here last night. (Vorfall,

Ereignis)

7. An im________________ driver behind me sounded his horn. (ungeduldig)

8. We have to make sure to have adequate ins_____________ cover.

(Versicherung)

9. We need to take imm___________________ action. (sofort)

10. Businesses are beginning to feel the full im_____________ of the

recession. (Auswirkung)

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Basic vocabulary (Oxford 3000 wordlist) LETTERS J-K

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one credit for each correct solution.
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Translate the words in brackets into English. The first letters have already been
done for you.

EXAMPLE: I fa_iled in my attempt to persuade her. (versagen, nicht gelingen)

1. Children often feel _je____________________ when a new baby arrives.

(eiferschtig)

2. The island is _jo________________ to the mainland by a bridge. (verbunden)

3. Tom and his wife share a _jo__________ account. (gemeinsam)

4. The _ju__________ sentenced him to five years in prison. (Richter;

VERB:beurteilen )

5. She felt fully _ju___________________in asking for her money back.

(berechtigt, gerechtfertigt)

6. I wasn't too _ke_________ on going to the party. (begeistert, scharf darauf)

7. I _kn_______________ this sweater myself. (stricken)

8. Somebody was _kn_______________ on the window. (klopfen)

9. Sailors had to know lots of different _kn________. (Knoten)

10. He has a wide _kn____________________ of painting and music. (Wissen,

Kenntnis)

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Basic vocabulary (Oxford 3000 wordlist) LETTER L

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one credit for each correct solution.
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Translate the words in brackets into English. The first letters have already been
done for you.

EXAMPLE: I fa_iled in my attempt to persuade her. (versagen, nicht gelingen)

1. The washing instructions are on the _la_________.(Etikett)

2. The company wants to keep down _la__________ costs. (Arbeit)

3. The trip was cancelled due to _la_____________ of interest. (Mangel an)

4. She signalled and pulled over into the fast _la____________.(Fahrspur)

5. The company will_ la____________ a new advertising campaign in July.

(starten)

6. I would suggest to seek _le___________ advice on that matter. (rechtlich)

7. I can't get the _li__________ off this jar. (Deckel)

8. Tickets are _li___________ to be expensive.(wahrscheinlich)

9. The gates are _lo___________ at 6 o'clock. (abschlieen)

10. Check that the plug has not come _lo___________. (locker)

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Basic vocabulary (Oxford 3000 wordlist) LETTER M

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one credit for each correct solution.
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Translate the words in brackets into English. The first letters have already been
done for you.

1. The _ma______________ of people interviewed prefer TV to radio.(Mehrheit)

2. Only a small _mi_______________ of students is/are interested in politics

these days. (Minderheit)

3. She has been charged with the attempted _mu_______________ of her

husband.(Mord)

4. The two countries have always _mai____________________ close relations.

(aufrechterhalten)

5. Machines provide the opportunity to _ma__________________ goods in large

quantities.(herstellen, produzieren)

6. The _M_______________ of the City of New York is elected in early

November every four years. (Brgermeister)

7. Regular tests are used to _mea_____________ students' progress. (messen)

8. The sun had _me_____________________ the snow. (schmelzen

9. I'm _me______________________ stating what everybody knows anyway.

(nur, lediglich)

10. I'm just not in the _mo______________ for a party tonight. (Laune, Stimmung)

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Basic vocabulary (Oxford 3000 wordlist) LETTERS N-O

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one credit for each correct solution.
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done for you.

1. There was only a na______________ gap between the bed and the wall.

(schmal)

2. She seemed n___________ surprised n__________ worried. (weder noch)

3. He had always ob_______________ his parents without question.

(gehorchen)

4. There's something o________ about that man.(seltsam)

5. When exactly did the incident oc____________? (passieren)

6. How much do I o___________ you for the groceries? (schulden)

7. This particular custom has its or_________ in Wales. (Ursprung)

8. Further details can be obt_____________ by writing to the above address.

(erlangen, bekommen)

9. He used the occ_________________ to announce further tax cuts.

(Gelegenheit)

10. It was ob_____________ to everyone that the child had been badly treated.

(offensichtlich)

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Basic vocabulary (Oxford 3000 wordlist) LETTER P

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one credit for each correct solution.
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done for you.

1. She's at the pe_____________ of her career.(Spitze)

2. Try to per_____________ him to come to the party.(berreden)

3. It is impossible to pre________________ what will happen.(voraussagen)

4. She wishes to pu___________ a medical career. (verfolgen)

5. I pre_________________ to be asleep.(so tun als ob)

6. Visitors are not perm_________________ to take photographs. (erlauben)

7. It is difficult to keep up with the rapid pa_________ of change.

(Geschwindigkeit)

8. The government took steps to pre_____________ a scandal. (verhindern)

9. The prop________________ of men to women in the college has changed

dramatically over the years. (Verhltnis, Anteil)

10. The government prop___________ changes to the voting system.

(vorschlagen)

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Basic vocabulary (Oxford 3000 wordlist) LETTERS Q-R

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one credit for each correct solution.
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Translate the words in brackets into English. The first letters have already been
done for you.

1. I hope the product will be available in sufficient qua_____________. (Menge)

2. The figures quo________ in this article refer only to Britain.(zitieren)

3. Train fares are likely to rem_______________ unchanged. (bleiben)

4. She ref______________ to accept that there was a problem. (sich weigern;

ablehnen)

5. Can you rec________________ a good hotel? (empfehlen)

6. I look rid____________________ in this hat. (lcherlich)

7. She could not rec_______________ his name. (sich erinnern)

8. The star ref_____________ to items which are intended for the advanced

learner. (sich beziehen auf)

9. Rem__________ me to phone Alan before I go out. (jemanden an etwas

erinnern)

10. Details of the murder were rev_____________ by the local paper. (enthllen)

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Basic vocabulary (Oxford 3000 wordlist) LETTER S

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Translate the words in brackets into English. The first letters have already been
done for you.

1. Sally earns an annual sa___________ of $40000. (Gehalt)

2. The tunnel project has already fallen behind _____________ule. (Zeitplan)

3. Human beings need food, clothing and she________________. (Schutz,

Unterkunft)

4. Drivers are advised to see_________ alternative routes. (suchen nach)

5. All our patients have si______________ problems. (hnlich)

6. May I su_______________ a white wine with this dish, Sir? (vorschlagen)

7. He had hoped to suc________________ as a violinist. (erfolgreich sein)

8. It was impossible to comprehend the full sca_____________ of the disaster.

(Ausma; Mastab)

9. There is no reason to sup________________ she's lying. (annehmen,

vermuten)

10. They became sus_______________ of his behaviour and contacted the

police.. (misstrauisch)

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Basic vocabulary (Oxford 3000 wordlist) LETTER T

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one credit for each correct solution.
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done for you.

1. Set yourself ta_______________ that you can reasonably hope to achieve.

(Ziele)

2. He grabbed me and tw_________________ my arm behind my back. (drehen)

3. The incident has further increased ten_______________ between the two

countries. (Spannung)

4. The police carried out a tho_______________ investigation. (grndlich)

5. They had to move into tem_______________ accommodation.

(vorbergehend, zeitweise)

6. In the dim light she saw the delicate thr___________ of a spider's web.

(Fden)

7. The government is determined to tac___________ the problem of inflation.

(angehen, in Angriff nehmen)

8. I t___________ open the package. (ich riss )

9. The attacker thre_____________________ them with a gun. (bedrohte)

10. She keeps her flat very ti___________________. (ordentlich)

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Basic vocabulary (Oxford 3000 wordlist) LETTERS U-V

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done for you.

1. Property prices in ur__________ areas are affected by road traffic noise.

(stdtisch)

2. They found him lying unco__________________ on the floor. (bewusstlos

/ unbewusst)

3. Everyone's fingerprints are uni______________. (einzigartig)

4. You won't get paid for time off unl___________ you have a doctor's note.

(falls nicht / es sei denn)

5. In the unl___________ event of a problem arising, please contact the hotel

manager. (unwahrscheinlich)

6. Police are ur____________ anyone who saw the accident to contact them

immediately. (drngen)

7. The book provides val_________________ information on recent trends.

(wertvoll)

8. Do I need a val_________ passport to open a bank account? / She had

val_______ reasons for not supporting the proposals. (gltig / stichhaltig)

9. At dusk bats appear in va_________ numbers. (riesig)

10. The red squirrel has become virt____________ extinct in most of the

country. (quasi, praktisch)

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Basic vocabulary (Oxford 3000 wordlist) LETTERS W-Z

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done for you.

1. His talents are was_____________ in that job. (verschwendet)

2. The box was fastened with a rusty wi__________________. (Draht)

3. The average male tiger wei_______________ around 200 kg. (wiegt)

4. Tom earns a weekly wa__________ of 200. (Lohn)

5. His personal wea______________ is estimated at around $100 million.

(Reichtum)

6. It remains to be seen wh____________ or not this idea can be put into

practice. (ob)

7. A scarf was wra_______________ around his neck. (gewickelt)

8. Government troops were forced to wit______________. (sich

zurckziehen)

9. We couldn't help ya______________ during the speech. (ghnen)

10. He has a good job, and y__________ he never seems to have any money.

(trotzdem, dennoch)

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