English Vocabulary Exercises - The Social World - Exercise 2-4

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. His wife is a very _______________ person, and he takes advantage of her.
2. She is a _______________ woman who is always trying to help others.
3. Because women generally live longer than men, most men have a _______________ who looks after them until death, while most women do not.
4. Canada is _______________ with about one fifth of the world's fresh water supply.
5. In Malaysia, badminton tournaments frequently attract _______________ of up to 15,000 people.
6. More diamonds are purchased at Christmas (31 percent) than during any other holiday or _______________ during the year.
7. A popular pastime on the island of Malta is strolling along the waterfront, _______________ with friends.
8. The people of the U.S. were _______________ by President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky.
9. I don't like to talk about anything with him because he's so _______________ that it always finishes badly.
10. The first news of the _______________ of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre reached the President within minutes.
11. My former boss actually gave me a _______________ bouquet of flowers when he heard I had gotten a new job.
12. Rich countries often _______________ poor countries into accepting trade deals they do not benefit from.
13. She has been in _______________ for a few years in an attempt to improve her self-esteem.
14. The U.S. has begun a _______________ with the Russians in an effort to come to an agreement on the reduction of nuclear weapons.
15. During _______________, teenagers often prefer the company of their peers to that of their family.