English Vocabulary Exercises - Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 2-4

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The park was empty except for a couple of _______________, and a family having a picnic.
2. Don't try to _______________ through the exam; take your time or you'll make a lot of silly mistakes.
3. We bought a _______________ of ice to keep our food cold while we were camping.
4. I don't think that using severe _______________ is an effective way to raise children to respect others.
5. That factory has been _______________ waste into the river for years, and this government has done nothing about it.
6. We collected all the _______________ wood from the construction site to use for campfires when we go hiking.
7. I like my vegetables steamed just lightly so that they are still crisp and _______________.
8. My grandmother _______________ the holes in my jeans for me.
9. His hair was _______________ to his face with sweat.
10. The young boy's _______________ wasn't very good, and he missed the target every time.
11. The car left a _______________ of blue smoke as it drove away.
12. He made sure everything in his office was in _______________ before leaving for the conference.
13. Masahiro's English has _______________ improved since he got an English girlfriend.
14. The movie has received _______________ reviews from all the major newspapers.
15. Mr. Sather is in a meeting right now, and doesn't want to be _______________.