English Vocabulary Exercises – Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 14-3

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. Nerve _______________ may travel through nerve or muscle fibres at speeds as high as 360 kilometres per hour.
2. The police _______________ everyone for drugs before allowing them into the concert.
3. Wolf _______________ could be found in all the forests of Europe, and in 1420 and 1438, wolves roamed the streets of Paris.
4. An injured bird was _______________ around on the ground.
5. The water _______________ over the rocks, and into a large blue pool.
6. Household finances are generally _______________ by the women in Burmese society.
7. My girlfriend has dropped a number of _______________ that she would like us to get married some time soon.
8. The branches _______________ me in the face as I was running through the garden.
9. He is sure to get the job because he has over 5 years' _______________ in similar jobs.
10. Sticky _______________ on the toes of some species of lizards allow them to climb up smooth surfaces.
11. Many airline companies offer reduced _______________ for student travellers.
12. I _______________ James will be any help on this; he doesn't know anything about the topic.
13. Our corner convenience store _______________ all the essentials, from toothpaste and light bulbs to condoms and cigarettes.
14. I put some padding on the straps of my knapsack for added _______________.
15. She looked very upset after the meeting, so I _______________ myself for bad news.