English Vocabulary Exercises - The Natural World - Exercise 2-3

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. In size, _______________, and human labour, the Great Wall of China is the largest construction project ever undertaken by man.
2. Our Christmas cactus produces beautiful pink _______________ in late December.
3. The wooden floor of the old boat is _______________, and it wouldn't be safe to go out on the water in it.
4. A thin _______________ of blood was trickling down his forehead from where he had been hit.
5. My neighbour used some kind of _______________ killer on his grass, and I'm afraid it'll make my dog sick.
6. We slept in a _______________ in the forest because it was raining so hard that our little tent wasn't enough to keep us dry.
7. Windmills change _______________ power to energy which can be used for electricity.
8. The sinking of the Titanic is perhaps the most famous _______________ disaster in the world.
9. The smell of cigarettes on my clothes really _______________ after I spend an evening with my smoker friends.
10. The _______________ is about 15,000 million years old.
11. Kangaroo rats carry their own water source within them, producing _______________ from the food they eat, and the air they breathe.
12. Many types of fish carry their eggs in their mouths until the babies _______________, and can care for themselves.
13. In 1991, scientists suggested that a worldwide band of volcanic dust from the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines could be cooling the _______________ of the entire world.
14. Canada was originally _______________ by the native people.