English Vocabulary Exercises - Lots of Nouns (and derivations) - Exercise 5-4

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The _______________ towers of the Trade Centre were visible from miles away.
2. Do you think this skirt _______________ me?
3. Fish are quite _______________ in the river.
4. Our students bring a great deal of _______________ knowledge to their study of a second language.
5. The straw used to feed cows and horses is made from the _______________ of grasses such as wheat, oats or rye.
6. She had a bad _______________ of the flu and ended up in the hospital.
7. _______________ of behaviour among very young children seem to be much the same across cultures.
8. The snake held the little bird in its gaze for a brief _______________, and then attacked.
9. The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows because shaved eyebrows were a _______________ at the time.
10. In the Middle Ages, people were tortured by being put on a metal _______________, and stretched until their limbs were torn from their bodies.
11. The bedroom was _______________ except for the sound of the fan turning on the ceiling.
12. He rubbed the _______________ of his tired eyes.
13. The dog slowly _______________ towards the plate of food lying on the grass.
14. Balou was slightly injured in the basketball game after _______________ with another player on his team.
15. The atom was once believed to be the smallest _______________ of matter in our universe.