English Vocabulary Exercises - The World of Money & Work - Exercise 6-2

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. In too many jobs, people have been replaced by _______________, and we have high unemployment as a result.
2. The company is planning to downsize its operations, and lay off 25% of its _______________.
3. Unusually good weather this spring and summer promises an excellent _______________ for farmers in the fall.
4. Our newest product launch has been the _______________ of the year.
5. Venezuela _______________ more proven oil reserves than any country outside the Middle East.
6. I had to walk home from the pub because I didn't have enough for the taxi _______________.
7. The entire airline _______________ in the United States was shut down for a short time after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon.
8. If you buy your gifts at a Japanese _______________ store, they will be wrapped for you by a clerk.
9. The entire _______________ of the Challenger was killed when the space shuttle exploded shortly after take-off.
10. They are _______________ at about 25% of their revenue.
11. Before Christmas, toy manufacturers _______________ on every television station so that they can increase their sales.
12. Most _______________ stores count on Christmas for the vast majority of their yearly sales.
13. Her grandfather is quite _______________, and has offered to pay for her to go to Canada to learn English.
14. Who do you think the government will _______________ to the job?
15. The bank _______________ $20 for any cheque that is returned.
16. The university now _______________ many of its courses online.
17. A teacher is not required to _______________ exams; one of the assistants can do that.