Vocabulary 3 Presentation

Caroline Hausler

FILL IN THE BLANK WITH THE MOST APPROPRIATE WORD FROM LESSON 3.

Kim wanted to visit every island of Hawaii, but being made of over 100 islands, it was impossible to see the entire ______________ in a one week vacation.

The word

archipelago, (n.)

Origin

The term archipelago was the original name of the Aegean Sea. The word was expanded to mean any sea with many islands and now refers to a group of islands or any group of separate entities within a defined area, as stated above.

Synonyms & Antonyms

Synonyms:
  • islands
  • grouping

Antonyms:

  • no direct antonyms, but a single island or undefined area

choose the sentence in which the bold-faced word is used incorrectly.

a. The British Isles, a well known archipelago, contain Great Britain, Ireland, and over 5,000 smaller islands.

b. The closest thing to the archipelagic island in the Pacific ocean were the islands of Japan thousands of miles away.

c. Jeff's dentist was in an archipelago of multiple dentists within the same building.

d. When Susan got lost at sea, she was thrilled that she came upon an archipelago and had many options of islands to find food on.