English Vocabulary Exercises - The Political World - Exercise 3-5

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. They have a very quiet life in a small _______________ in northern Scotland.
2. One of the opposition _______________ in the election was assassinated by members of a pro-government militia.
3. The government sent out the military to stop _______________ which had broken out during a demonstration against the new tax increase.
4. The United States launched a _______________ satellite into orbit in December of 1988.
5. My neighbour does volunteer work for a _______________ organization downtown.
6. Nikita Khrushchev once said that _______________ are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.
7. The calendar in Thailand is based on the Buddhist _______________, and is therefore 543 years ahead of the western calendar.
8. In some cultures, it is _______________ for public school students to dye their hair or wear pierced earrings.
9. There is a biblical proverb which holds that grey hair is a _______________ of glory.
10. As soon as we have received instructions, we shall proceed _______________.
11. Birds do not sing because they are happy; it is a _______________ behaviour.
12. Abraham Lincoln once remarked that the _______________ is stronger than the bullet.
13. There are scandals and _______________ in governments all over the world.