English Vocabulary Exercises - Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 8-1

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The boys on the team have a lot of _______________ for their coach because he listens to what they say, and always encourages them, rather than just criticising them for every mistake.
2. The boy let out a _______________ when the dog jumped up on him.
3. There is a _______________ up Mount Empress planned for this weekend.
4. She tied the string in a _______________.
5. My sister had beautiful, black hair that hung in great big _______________.
6. She heard a _______________, and ran into the kitchen. The cat had knocked a bottle of wine off the counter.
7. The _______________ of the toy airplane was quite loud.
8. I'd better take a _______________ before we go. I'm all sweaty from playing tennis.
9. My parents made a lot of _______________ so I could go to university and I would like to repay them somehow.
10. Visitors to Angola must apply for a _______________ in order to be able to take photographs during their stay.
11. He wasn't able to go out with his friends, due to a _______________ of money.
12. There is a large _______________ of paint on the floor.
13. The magazines were tied up in _______________ and were piled up outside the store.
14. The news of the death of her father came as a terrible _______________ to her.
15. The little girl got _______________ of glass in her eye when the windshield of the car was broken by a rock.