English Vocabulary Exercises - Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 1-5

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. Profits have _______________ somewhat this quarter.
2. A raisin dropped into a glass of champagne will repeatedly _______________ up and down between the top and the bottom of the glass.
3. The runner _______________ to an easy finish in the race, well ahead of his nearest competitor.
4. Juneau, Alaska is the only American capital city which is not _______________ by car.
5. With their upturned mouths, dolphins look like they are always _______________.
6. We worked all morning, _______________ only to drink a bit of water.
7. We had to _______________ all the computers in the office because they were so old that none of the new software would work on them.
8. We bought some tomato _______________ to make homemade pizza.
9. Jenna is considering moving to Japan for a year because she wants to be an airline _______________, and needs to learn another language.
10. The government _______________ very low in recent opinion polls.
11. The crowd _______________ anti-government slogans as the president emerged from the meeting.
12. This program contains scenes of violence which may disturb some _______________.
13. Investing in the stock market is a very _______________ way to try to make money.
14. The wolves were standing on the hill, _______________ against the evening sky.
15. He _______________ his bag over his shoulder and headed off down the trail.
16. Some wild orangutans have learned to get water from a hole by _______________ a branch into it and then licking the leaves.