English Vocabulary Exercises - Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 12-3

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. We need to find a _______________ in the wall, so we can put some screws in to hold up the shelving.
2. The eruption of the volcano _______________ a huge hole in the top of the mountain.
3. Paula _______________ with contentment as she held her new baby.
4. I wiped out on my bicycle when my front wheel bumped against the _______________ while I was riding home.
5. The _______________ he couldn't come to the movie tonight is that he has to study for a test.
6. The young boy covered the walls of his room with the _______________ he had won in sports and at school.
7. The young boy got an excellent mark for his school _______________ on the Saint Lawrence River.
8. The cat _______________ silently towards the bird.
9. Our pet dog disappeared one day, and I have always _______________ what happened to it.
10. Any changes we make to our environment endanger the natural _______________ of that ecosystem.
11. I hope that if the kids get into trouble, they'll have the _______________ to ask for help.
12. Can you add up these _______________ for me, and see if you get the same total?
13. There was a large wet _______________ stain on the back of his shirt.
14. The bully _______________ the little boy's arm behind his back, and demanded he give him his lunch money.
15. An elephant can _______________ water up to three miles away.