English Vocabulary Exercises - Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 11-1

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. My boss makes too many _______________ on me. I think he needs to hire more help.
2. In April of 1970, Paul McCartney announced the official _______________ of the musical group the Beatles.
3. The Coast Guard made a daring _______________ of 3 fisherman whose boat was sinking in rough seas off the coast of Newfoundland this morning.
4. How did you get that big _______________ in the front of your car?
5. Her hair is dyed blue, with _______________ of bright green.
6. The _______________ crashed against the rocks.
7. You can expect a slight _______________ in pay every six months.
8. It was such a _______________ for the boys to meet their hockey hero after the game.
9. Hans got into a fight at the bar with some guy that made a rude _______________ to his girlfriend.
10. If you buy the no-name _______________ of canned soup, it is much cheaper.
11. I invited the Iqbals for supper tomorrow, but they had already made _______________ to go to the movies.
12. My wife always steals all the _______________ in bed, so I always wake up in the middle of the night feeling cold.
13. The _______________ of the car's headlights on the rainy streets made it difficult to see.
14. I don't care whose _______________ it was; I just want somebody to clean up this mess!
15. If the current _______________ on ivory continues, the elephants of Serengeti National Park should have a strong, safe future.
16. We need a _______________ of your writing in order to see if you are in the right level or not.