English Vocabulary Exercises - Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 3-1

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. James was driving to work when he _______________ his girlfriend walking hand in hand with his best friend.
2. The students _______________ when the teacher announced their homework for the weekend.
3. I don't know what you've _______________ in, but your shoes smell terrible.
4. Some animals eat tiny algae which they _______________ off the rocks.
5. He was _______________ at his desk when the boss found him and fired him.
6. Could you _______________ the meeting to Charlie when you see him? I don't want him to forget.
7. If you find any rocks in the garden, just _______________ them over there by the wheelbarrow.
8. We _______________ her present in beautiful blue paper, and put a bow on top.
9. Mind your own business, this doesn't _______________ you.
10. These ridges and cracks in the rocks were _______________ when the glaciers retreated thousands of years ago.
11. The little girl _______________ her new pants while climbing over the school fence.
12. We had to _______________ our picnic table to a tree to keep someone from stealing it.
13. After it snowed, the kids spent the day _______________ down the hill on the toboggan.
14. Going shopping doesn't really _______________ to me; I'd rather go for a walk in the park.
15. The little boy _______________ a bee in his hands, but was shocked by the result.
16. Business leaders are calling on the government to cut taxes in order to _______________ the economy.