English Vocabulary Exercises - The Natural World - Exercise 5-5

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. Don't _______________ my freshly-washed floors with your boots.
2. The fireworks exploded, sending a shower of _______________ down on the heads of the spectators.
3. She chose most of the different plants in her garden for the lovely _______________ they give off.
4. The police _______________ the prisoners into the courtyard to be searched.
5. Lead is a dangerous _______________ which has been eliminated from the gas used in cars.
6. According to one study, plant and animal species are becoming _______________ at the rate of 17 per hour.
7. Most of southwestern Paraguay is _______________ and wet, but there are swells of higher land that remain dry, and permit settlement.
8. The island of Australia _______________ many plant and animal species which are not found in any other part of the world.
9. She had a fever and then she had the _______________ before she finally threw up.
10. He works in _______________ developing trees that are more naturally resistant to pests.
11. The cat lay on the carpet in front of the fireplace, curled up into a _______________ little ball.
12. Leopards mark their territory by spraying their scent on _______________ or trees.
13. Niagara Falls takes its name from a Mohawk Indian word meaning '_______________ of waters.'
14. Dirty snow _______________ faster than clean snow.