English Vocabulary Exercises - Lots of Nouns (and derivations) - Exercise 5-3

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. Derek sat on the _______________ of the new receptionist's desk, and tried to strike up a conversation.
2. In Korea, you shouldn't open a gift the _______________ it is received, but should wait, and open it in private.
3. Take the _______________ off the pot once the soup begins to boil.
4. The Dalai Lama once remarked that _______________ is sometimes the best answer.
5. The luggage _______________ on the train was full so we had to carry our suitcases on our laps for the whole trip.
6. _______________ between galaxies trigger star formation and drive the galaxies to consume their gas and dust, creating new stars.
7. Dave picked up a _______________ of beer, and I got the pizza to have while we watched the hockey game.
8. All the boys were dressed in black _______________, with dark blue shirts and bright pink ties.
9. The farmer's field was full of empty corn _______________ now that the season had ended.
10. Identical _______________ do not have identical fingerprints.
11. To maintain good health, it is important to drink _______________ of water.
12. She tries every new diet _______________ that appears, but has been unsuccessful in really losing weight and keeping it off.
13. The chief monetary _______________ of Japan is the yen.
14. For the film "The Little Mermaid," one thousand different colours were used on 1,100 _______________.
15. In ancient China, towns were often arranged in _______________ so that if seen from the air, the whole community would resemble an animal or a symbolic design.