English Vocabulary Exercises - Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 4-1

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. My son wore a wonderful monster _______________ for Halloween.
2. The snake held the little bird in its _______________ for a brief moment, and then attacked.
3. The electrical wire broke with a _______________ of blue light.
4. The ocean _______________ smelled of salt and seaweed.
5. The President's security guard jumped in front of him to act as a _______________ protecting him from the gunman's bullet.
6. The little girl's arms were covered in _______________ from her new kitten.
7. The taxi driver couldn't see what lay beyond the _______________ in the road.
8. I felt a lot of _______________ when I did my presentation.
9. Larry's main _______________ for the job is a woman who works in another department.
10. He was carrying a big _______________ of rocks in his truck, and got a flat tire.
11. They went on a two-week _______________ up the Amazon River to look at the plant life there.
12. The Canadian economy really went through a _______________ in the 1950s after the end of the Second World War.
13. The _______________ of the ocean often looks very rough, but once you go underwater it is quite calm.
14. The _______________ number of students in the English Language Program is about 250.
15. The baby squealed in _______________ when she saw the kitten.
16. The President has laughed at _______________ that he has a drinking problem.