Posted by: crisdiaz24 | November 8, 2016

The Yoyo


Fill in the plank with a suitable preposition / adverb. Each blank must be filled in with ONE word only.

A yoyo is a toy which in its simplest form is an object consisting 0) __________ an axle [1]connected 1) __________ two disks, and a length of string looped [2]2) __________ the axle, similar 3) __________ a slender spool[3]. It is played 4) __________ holding the free end of the string known 5) __________ the handle (usually by inserting one finger 6) __________ a slip knot) allowing gravity or the force of a throw to spin the yo-yo and unwind the string (similar 7) __________ how a pull string works), then allowing the yo-yo to wind itself 8) __________ to one’s hand, exploiting its spin (and the associated rotational energy). This is often called “yo-yoing”. First made popular in the 1920s, yo-yoing remains a popular pastime of many generations and cultures. It was first invented in ancient Greece.

In the simplest play, the string is intended to be wound 9) __________ the spool 10) __________ hand; The yo-yo is thrown downwards, hits the end of the string, then winds up the string 11) __________ the hand, and finally the yo-yo is grabbed, ready to be thrown again. One of the most basic tricks is called the sleeper, where the yo-yo spins 12) __________ the end of the string 13) __________ a noticeable amount of time before returning to the hand.

Many yo-yo tricks are done while the yo-yo is said to be sleeping. One of the most famous tricks on the yo-yo is “walk the dog”. This is done 14) __________ throwing a strong sleeper and allowing the yo-yo to roll 15) __________ the floor, before tugging [4]it back to the hand.

Adapted from: Wikipedia

[1] AXLE: Eje.

[2] LOOP: que rodea.ques da vueltas

[3][3] SPOOL:  Carrete

[4] TUG: Tirar, estirar.





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  3. TO
  4. BY
  5. AS
  6. INTO
  7. TO
  8. BACK
  9. ON
  10. BY
  11. TO / tOWARD(S)
  12. AT
  13. FOR
  14. BY
  15. ACROSS


  1. Hello. Where can I see the answer? Thanks!!


    • I’ll write it right now. Sorry.


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