English Vocabulary Exercises - The Social World - Exercise 5-2

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The sabre-tooth tiger is an early _______________ of the domestic cat.
2. Profits in our company have risen by over 12 percent since we _______________ our new sales strategy.
3. Los Angeles is experiencing serious problems with violence between _______________ of youths in the inner city neighbourhoods.
4. An important time in Vietnamese culture is when families get together to honour the _______________ of an ancestor's death.
5. Everyone _______________ the blame for the pollution of our planet to some extent.
6. Yannick is a very _______________ person, and sometimes people take advantage of him.
7. The _______________ of a woman who was murdered is said to haunt the old house.
8. It is _______________ to bring a bottle of wine when you are invited somewhere for supper.
9. The _______________ of Valentine's Day started in the time of the Roman Empire.
10. They became _______________ involved during a conference they were both attending in Paris last summer.
11. There is _______________ everywhere, against other races, the opposite gender, those who are older, younger, shorter, poorer, richer, less educated, etc.
12. When I was little, my dad was my _______________ because he seemed so big and strong and brave.
13. Television reporters always _______________ the government.
14. Our apartment has a very _______________ look with its soft colours, and pictures of flowers.