English Vocabulary Exercises - Lots of Nouns (and derivations) - Exercise 6-3

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The desktop computer has become a _______________ in the modern household.
2. Smoking has been banned in public buildings here because of the _______________ second-hand smoke poses.
3. If today's ice caps melted completely, sea _______________ would rise across the world by about 70 metres.
4. She felt like an _______________ when she tried to speak Italian, and all the children laughed at her.
5. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that the will of the people shall be the _______________ of the authority of government.
6. Scientists say that pigs, unlike all other domestic animals, arrive at _______________ by thinking them through.
7. You children are _______________ for making sure that all your toys are put away before supper.
8. Scientific tests show that while a dog's _______________ lasts no more than 5 minutes, a cat's can last as long as 16 hours.
9. Our cat likes to scratch the _______________ of the tree in front of our house.
10. He lost his _______________ and screamed at the secretary and made her cry.
11. We put some _______________ in the garden to support the tomato plants as they grow.
12. The 75 self-portraits painted by Rembrandt reveal his _______________ from youth to old age.
13. The photograph is so clear that you can see even the tiniest _______________ in the pattern on the woman's dress.
14. A thin _______________ of smoke could be seen rising from the campsite.
15. Let's meet at the _______________ at 3:30 so we can ski the last run down the mountain together.
16. We bought a little goatskin _______________ at a market in Cairo for about $10.