Class 571G - TED Talks Vocabulary Practice Exercise

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The young man __________ to the girl that he would return for her after completing his military service.
2. Hypothesizing about who committed the murder is __________ at this point. We simply don't have enough evidence.
3. Carl is always __________, trying to make a few bucks to support his drug habit.
4. Two of Canada's largest airlines are expected to __________ next year.
5. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years __________ in prison before being released and becoming president of South Africa.
6. Thanks to the __________ of our sales staff, our new marketing strategy is a great success.
7. We rented a room at a cheap hotel and when we arrived, the whole place was __________ cockroaches. It was sooooooo gross!
8. Tokyo's expressways are built on a radial __________ dating from the eighteenth century.
9. Averil Coxhead has noted that second language learners need to see new vocabulary in a wide __________ of contexts in order to remember it.
10. Two people are dead, and five injured as a result of three separate __________ which occurred during the long weekend.
11. Many wild animals __________ during forest fires.
12. Language learning takes a long time, much longer than you may have ever __________.
13. After the treatment of a disease, it is important to __________ the effectiveness of the treatment.
14. It's a __________ for the government; in times of economic downturn, should they cut spending or increase spending by investing in the economy?
15. Unless prisoners get some kind of education to help them find a job upon release, many will __________.
16. Olympic judges are sometimes perceived as being __________ towards athletes from their own countries.