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

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. Detectives found _______________ of blood on the floor near where the body was found.
2. He angrily _______________ the photo into little pieces and tossed it on the floor.
3. I have a _______________ of homework to do this weekend.
4. "I hate butter," the child cried as he tried to _______________ it off his sandwich.
5. Your father is pretty tired from working all day and is taking a _______________, so can you guys play outside so that you don't wake him?
6. Some foods can explode in the microwave, due to _______________ steam.
7. The murderer's lawyer is planning to _______________ his sentence, saying one of the witnesses lied.
8. Holding his aching head, Toshi _______________, and cursed himself for having drunk too much the night before.
9. The _______________ on the present for my niece was really cute, with pictures of young animals with their mothers.
10. We could see the _______________ of the old castle through the fog.
11. Japan is made up of a _______________ of islands in the Pacific Ocean.
12. I hurt my arm when my bicycle _______________ on the road in the rain, and I fell over.
13. Sammy got a real _______________ in his confidence when he won his first ever race.
14. She gets really nervous as soon as she _______________ on a plane.
15. We are a little _______________ about your son's behaviour at school.
16. Don't _______________ anything about the dead hamster to the kids; it really gets them upset.