English Vocabulary Exercises - Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 8-2

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. We were all pretty _______________ when we heard the news that our colleague had been fired for stealing from the company.
2. She _______________ a lot of her free time growing up in order to practise the piano.
3. The boys were _______________ and running around late last night, and they woke the neighbours.
4. Sascha wants to _______________ her hair because she doesn't like it straight.
5. The man _______________ his glass on the floor in anger.
6. When I was a kid, I wasn't _______________ to argue with my parents.
7. Blood was _______________ from a cut on his forehead.
8. We were _______________ along the coast when we saw a bear.
9. He didn't have time to _______________, so he just wiped off his chest with a towel, and put on a clean shirt.
10. She won't get promoted to a management position because she _______________ the ability to make difficult decisions.
11. Over the centuries, the Christian religion has _______________ into countless different churches, each with their own interpretation of the Bible.
12. People in my culture _______________ the elderly, and take proper care of them.
13. A bee got stuck in my bicycle helmet, and I could hear it _______________ around, and was scared it would sting me.
14. She _______________ up the children in their snow suits and sent them outside to play.
15. She _______________ a handkerchief around her head to keep her hair out of her eyes.