English Vocabulary Exercises - The Political World - Exercise 1-5

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. Learning new skills will _______________ young people to find work.
2. A number of _______________ were assembled over the centuries following the death of the Buddha to discuss his teachings.
3. The _______________ government has announced additional cuts to the education budget for next year.
4. Haiti's capital city today bears little resemblance to the original French _______________ town that it was.
5. Belgium's only natural _______________ are the North Sea coastline and the Meuse River.
6. There are more than 4200 princes, and 40,000 other members of the _______________ family of Saudi Arabia.
7. New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the right to _______________, in 1893.
8. Some people believe that the _______________ of the death penalty would only result in an increase in the murder rate.
9. An intense _______________ to educate children, and provide training is underway in the African nation of Burkina Faso.
10. On September 11, 2001, terrorists flew jet airliners into the World Trade Centre in the heart of the financial _______________ of New York City.
11. I. F. Stone once said that every _______________ is run by liars, and nothing they say should be believed.
12. After the death of their Tsar in 927, the kingdom of Bulgaria plunged into a deep social and political _______________.
13. Almost 200 members of Parliament were investigated in a _______________ scandal in Italy in the early 1990s.
14. Japan has become a very _______________ country over the last one hundred years.