AWL Sublist 9 - Exercise 3d

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The U.S. has increased its __________ of influence in the region through its program of financial assistance to the war-torn areas.
2. In our present school system, students have limited freedom and are taught to be __________, and are in fact rewarded for exhibiting discipline, and subordinacy.
3. On average, the __________ of a single blink of the human eye is 0.3 seconds.
4. Denise and her husband are both quite short, but their children are of __________ height.
5. The study of animals has produced many important __________ in psychology, but the use of animal testing raises serious ethical questions.
6. Pollen, smoke, and cold air are all common __________ for an attack of asthma.
7. A glass of wine acts as a depressant on the central nervous system; it lowers blood pressure and __________ us.
8. Language learning takes a long time, much longer than you may have ever __________.
9. The world-famous baseball player ended his career __________ amid allegations of illegal steroid use.
10. We need to sit down and develop a clear, __________ plan for dealing with our current financial difficulties.