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

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. Yasmin sat in the _______________ of a palm tree, reading magazines, and drinking a cold beer.
2. The fresh bread was still _______________, and it smelled delicious.
3. In 1970, a Soviet space probe landed on the moon, and collected samples of lunar _______________.
4. A small fire started in a local park this morning, but the _______________ were quickly put out by police.
5. The cool _______________ from the water felt good as we lay on the beach.
6. We could hear the _______________ of the waterfall long before we saw it.
7. Cook the chicken at a _______________ of 350 degrees for two hours.
8. Wolves _______________ in the distance as we walked through the forest at night.
9. English is not his _______________ language, although he speaks it perfectly.
10. The average cat eats over 25 times its own weight in food, and the same amount again in _______________ every year.
11. Gold was a valuable _______________ in the native cultures of Colombia long before the Spanish arrived.
12. About 70 percent of the surface of the planet Venus is covered by gently rolling _______________.
13. The hiking trail follows the _______________ for about 20 kilometres.
14. Lightning kills more people in the United States than any other natural _______________: an average of 400 dead, and 1,000 injured yearly.
15. To save a typical tree, a stack of newspapers about 1.5 metres high must be _______________.