English Vocabulary Exercises - Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 12-1

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The cook wiped the _______________ off her face as she bent over the hot stove to stir the soup.
2. The students all gave a _______________ of relief when the exam was over.
3. She has a good sense of _______________. She could probably walk on a tightrope wire.
4. Because of their excellent sense of _______________, dogs are often used in airports to look for things such as illegal drugs, or bombs.
5. Did you see the news _______________ about the big car accident on the highway last night?
6. Three workers were killed today in an accidental _______________ at a downtown construction site.
7. She got married for all the wrong _______________, and now she is really regretting it.
8. The little boy stared in _______________ at the huge waterfall.
9. My boss is a _______________ who is always trying to look down the secretaries' blouses.
10. My _______________ of smell is really bad right now because of my allergies.
11. She does a lot of exercise, and has a beautiful _______________ because of it.
12. Her daughter won an _______________ for getting the top marks in her class.
13. He was almost hit by a car when he stepped off the _______________ without looking.
14. During a tour of Kenya, every _______________ in the road brings fresh astonishment to the visitor.
15. The deer stood frozen in the _______________ of our car's headlights.