English Vocabulary Exercises - Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 9-3

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. I was really sleepy, but after I _______________ some cold water on my face I felt quite refreshed.
2. We didn't leave a tip for the waiter because the _______________ was really terrible.
3. He launched his paper airplane, and it _______________ across the room.
4. The _______________ for the movie looked great, but the actual film was pretty boring.
5. The United States has enormous _______________ due to both its great size and its economic success.
6. Jokes and _______________ are quite different from one culture to another.
7. My daughter _______________ your car while she was parking, but it didn't leave a scratch on it.
8. The proud mother _______________ away tears as she watched her daughter get married.
9. Before you _______________ the omelette, add some cheese and the fried mushrooms.
10. He has been _______________ with cancer since last year.
11. Most women who place personal ads on the Internet receive lots of _______________ from interested men.
12. Divers have recovered over a million dollars worth of _______________ from a sunken Spanish ship.
13. If the Sun's energy output _______________ by ten percent, the entire Earth would be covered in ice over one kilometre thick.
14. The villagers used _______________ to chase the monster back to the castle.
15. There is a beautiful _______________ staircase in the front hall, leading up to the game room on the second floor.