English Vocabulary Exercises - Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 8-5

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. There is obviously not a single _______________ of truth in the accused murderer's story.
2. The young woman _______________ her skirt above her knees as she waded through the water.
3. Punk hairstyles which used to _______________ people a few years ago now seem almost commonplace.
4. The snake _______________ itself around the man's arm.
5. There is usually a large meteor _______________ in the middle of August each year.
6. In some societies, looking a superior in the eyes when they are speaking is considered _______________.
7. We wanted to go to Europe for our holidays, but it costs a _______________ just to fly there.
8. The little girl was crying as her mother combed her hair because it was so full of _______________.
9. We could hear people in the burning building screaming in fright and _______________ for help.
10. Inexperienced language learners often _______________ the learning strategies necessary for independent study of a second language.
11. Water was _______________ from his nose as he stood waiting in the rain.
12. It is not _______________ to use a calculator during the test.
13. A fly was _______________ around the room while I was trying to study, and it kept distracting me.
14. One cowboy _______________ a chair over the head of another as a fight broke out in the bar.
15. During the time of the Shang civilization in ancient China, royal burials were often accompanied by human and animal _______________.