English Vocabulary Exercises - Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 11-3

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The car was burning as firemen fought to _______________ a passenger trapped in the back seat.
2. This movie was originally _______________ because of the sex scenes in it.
3. We've been working without a break for over 5 hours, and we've barely put a _______________ in all the stuff we have to do.
4. I'm going to go into the basement to _______________ some wood for the fire.
5. People were jumping up and down, and _______________ flags as the athletes marched into the stadium.
6. We are _______________ to leave for Beirut as soon as we can get a visa.
7. The men who hijacked flight 413 to London have _______________ over £5 million in ransom.
8. He is always looking for a new _______________ and has tried surfing, bungy jumping, parachuting, rock-climbing and cliff diving.
9. We looked at maybe a hundred different carpet _______________ before finding the one we wanted for our living room.
10. The shooting star _______________ across the sky.
11. The _______________ you made about her haircut really hurt her feelings.
12. Our sales continue to _______________ as our company name gets known.
13. We'd better _______________ up the food until we start eating; otherwise, the flies will get into it.
14. The sunlight _______________ down on the marchers in the parade.
15. My friend paid over $200 for a pair of designer _______________ sunglasses.
16. You need to overlook your spouse's minor _______________ if you want your marriage to succeed.