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TOEFL test preparation. Study the words and and complete the exercise below.

Get more practice with the story: Goethe and Poetry.
monumental (mahnYOOmentul): adj. - grand, wonderful

The actor's performance was monumental. He might win an Oscar award for it.
College was a monumental time in her life. She learned many important things.

convey (cunVAY): verb - to express, relate (usually information or feelings)

The expert spoke at the conference. She conveyed a lot of useful information.
He thought the Hallmark card conveyed his feelings exactly.

rhythm (RIthum): noun - the pattern of a beat, musical phrase or movement

Bollywood music often has more advanced rhythms than other music.
The rhythm of the group's dance performance was perfect.

innovative (INōvādiv): adj - new, not done before

He won the tournament because his tennis strategies were innovative.
Modern technology is all about being innovative.

lasting (LASTing): noun -- staying (or continuing to exist) for a long time

She hopes to make a lasting impression on the world of music.
His kind words had a lasting effect on me.

Practice: Complete the sentences. Answers are at the bottom of the page.

1. I like the song overall, but I think the _______________ is a little too slow.

2. The building's design is ___________________. I have never seen a building with that shape.

3. I can't make it to the wedding. Please _____________ my best wishes to the bride and groom.

4. Finishing her first marathon was a ______________ achievement.

5. When he met the CEO of the company, he chatted and tried to make a ____________ impression.

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