English Vocabulary Exercises - The Social World - Exercise 1-3

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The queen rewarded the people for their _______________ by reducing their taxes.
2. I want to _______________ for getting angry with you. It wasn't your fault I didn't get the job, so I shouldn't have yelled at you.
3. I hate babysitting my little brother when my parents go out. He's a total _______________ and always refuses to go to bed.
4. I'm not surprised they split up. They seemed to have a major _______________ every week.
5. Cloning may some day allow doctors to transplant organs into patients without their bodies rejecting the organ as a _______________ object.
6. I had a long _______________ with my son about the importance of doing his homework.
7. Everyone in the church bowed down their heads in _______________.
8. The Bicycling Association has been able to increase its _______________ through advertising at the local bike stores.
9. Sonya is very shy, and finds it difficult to be in _______________ situations.
10. I enjoyed my time living and studying in India, but I really felt like I didn't _______________ there, so I was glad to finally come home.
11. Anyone caught _______________ on an exam will receive a "0" for the test.
12. If you fail your test, you'll only have yourself to _______________ because you didn't study a bit.
13. My boss showed a lot of _______________ by letting me take time off work after my mother died.
14. Listen, why don't we _______________? Neither of us feels like washing the dishes, so let's each do half of them.
15. We got _______________ at school, and eventually became good friends.