English Vocabulary Exercises – Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 14-4

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. It seems _______________ that he will get the job because he doesn't have a lot of experience.
2. My cell phone lost the _______________ as soon as I was out of the city.
3. Some types of bamboo grow at a _______________ of up to a metre a day.
4. We _______________ all over town before finding the apartment we wanted.
5. I know this big couch is really old, but it's _______________, so I don't want to get rid of it.
6. The rocket lifted off the launching _______________, and blasted off into space.
7. When giving a presentation, don't try to _______________ too much information into your speech.
8. The old man was _______________ his poor dog with its leash.
9. While penguins cannot fly, they do _______________ their wings under water to aid in swimming.
10. He was new to the job, and at first he had trouble _______________ all the work they asked him to do.
11. The Prime Minister has been _______________ at an early election.
12. Living with a Canadian family is usually an interesting _______________ for a foreign student.
13. The kittens _______________ about on the floor, play-fighting and chasing each other's tails.
14. The decline of fish _______________ in the waters off Samoa is a continuing problem for the island nation's economy.
15. We _______________ the ceiling with some wooden supports while the new beam was put in place.