English Vocabulary Exercises - Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 7-1

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. An oil _______________ is a catastrophe for marine life unless it is cleaned up immediately.
2. There is a _______________ of newspapers in the hall that need to be recycled.
3. The threads on this _______________ are gone, and it keeps coming out.
4. The students tried to get a _______________ at the test that was sitting on the teacher's desk before she came into the room.
5. I hate hearing the sound of the _______________ when I go to the dentist's office.
6. Taking care of a puppy can be a real _______________ at times. They need to be walked, fed, played with, trained, etc.
7. The man gave me a _______________ and told me to get out of his way.
8. Just put the detergent into the washing machine, and press the _______________; it's that easy!
9. The police arrested the suspect after a dangerous car _______________ through the downtown core.
10. He crashed into a tree during his driving test when he stepped on the gas instead of the _______________ by accident.
11. I thought I heard a _______________ at the door but when I opened it, there was no one there.
12. Politicians make all kinds of wild _______________ before an election, but usually break most of them once they are in office.
13. André Agassi won the first _______________ against Pete Sampras at Wimbledon this morning.
14. Soon after the boat sprang a _______________, it sank to the bottom of the lake.
15. These pants are a good _______________; I think I'll buy them.