English Vocabulary Exercises - The World of Money & Work - Exercise 4-5

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. There are too many items on the _______________ for the meeting - we'll never get through them all.
2. According to Kofi Annan, unless we take swift and decisive action, by 2025, two-thirds of the world's population may be living in countries that face serious water _______________.
3. He left his resumé at a number of different business _______________ around town and is hoping to get some kind of office job.
4. You _______________ pig! You ate the whole cake, and didn't leave even a crumb for the others.
5. In the rural areas of Costa Rica, girls _______________ household chores while boys do outdoor tasks such as chopping wood.
6. There's a lot of _______________ stereo equipment in here, so we'd better lock the door.
7. A _______________ as a soldier is highly respected in Nepal and, for many men, represents the only chance they have to escape a life of poverty.
8. The U.S. has accused the government of Pakistan of _______________ terrorism.
9. After Cortez brought chocolate back from Mexico to King Charles V's royal court in 1528, chocolate production became a _______________ industry for Spain, which planted cocoa trees in its overseas colonies.
10. In Burundi, drinking beer through a straw is important in events such as marriage _______________.
11. Pauline generally makes about $100 per night in _______________ working as a waitress.
12. Sandra simply can't _______________ to clothe her children in all the newest fashions on her small salary.
13. Thomas Edison, _______________ of the light bulb, was afraid of the dark.
14. The president is seeking to _______________ relations with his European counterparts following their disagreement over the Iraq war.
15. If you hand your assignment in late, I will _______________ 5% for each day it is overdue.
16. Tele_______________ may allow more people to work from less urbanized areas in the future.
17. Opinion polls in February 2000 showed that 70% of the people of Slovakia support their country's _______________ to join the European Union.