English Vocabulary Exercises - Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 5-1

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The wind _______________ cold across the Canadian prairie in winter.
2. My dog sometimes _______________ when he sees a stranger.
3. Lower interest rates have _______________ a housing boom in the country.
4. My brother's friend _______________ his car while driving home from a party, and was killed instantly.
5. The fire _______________ quickly from building to building due to the dry, windy weather.
6. I spent the afternoon cleaning the room, vacuuming the carpets, and _______________ the shelves.
7. In a tragic accident a few years ago, the space shuttle blew up shortly after being _______________, killing all the astronauts on board.
8. We were walking home late at night when suddenly we heard a woman _______________ for help.
9. We _______________ the plants on our balcony so that they would hang over the railings.
10. Rapper Sean "Puffy" Combs had his first job at age two when he _______________ in an ad for an ice cream company.
11. I was on the bus when I felt someone _______________ me on the shoulder; it was a friend from work.
12. My parents _______________ me when I studied abroad.
13. The young girl was _______________ to the graduation dance by her boyfriend.
14. We _______________ the pancakes into little Mickey Mouse faces.
15. Make sure you _______________ your vocabulary for the test tomorrow.
16. He _______________ his marriage by drinking too much.