English Vocabulary Exercises - Lots of Nouns (and derivations) - Exercise 2-1

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. She usually went to the library to study because there was so much _______________ in the student residences.
2. I really admire José's ability to stay calm in stressful _______________.
3. The children spent the afternoon throwing _______________ into the creek, and watching them drift downstream.
4. The space shuttle exploded in the first _______________ of its flight, killing all the astronauts onboard.
5. They look like they are doing okay, but in _______________ they are having a lot of problems.
6. The Loch Ness monster is one of the great _______________ of our time. Does it really exist?
7. Gary is learning a number of simple _______________ tricks to entertain his daughter's friends at her birthday party.
8. The outside of the house looked quite nice, but the _______________ was really dirty.
9. You are going to have to put in a lot more _______________ if you really want to improve your Spanish.
10. People in the village believe that the _______________ of the murdered man still walks the streets at night, looking for his killer.
11. It is amazing to see the _______________ of runners in an Olympic marathon. I couldn't run that fast for even 1 kilometre.
12. We use only natural _______________ for all our fabrics.
13. The coach will need to change his team's _______________ if they hope to win the next game.
14. Please report any _______________ immediately to the office.
15. We need to buy another _______________ of toothpaste.