English Vocabulary Exercises - Verbs, Verbs & more Verbs - Exercise 12-2

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. Our roses are really _______________ in this nice weather.
2. The little boy began to cry after being _______________ by his mother.
3. She shows a lot of promise as a violinist, but she needs to _______________ her technique somewhat.
4. Prices for certain vegetables have _______________ due to poor weather conditions in California last year.
5. I don't know how he _______________ the pain. I would be crying and screaming if it were me.
6. Smoke alarms have been _______________ in all the rooms.
7. We must work together, and _______________ for peace, despite our history and our differences.
8. If you start learning a foreign language as an adult, you may never be able to _______________ your accent.
9. Some of the questions on the test really _______________ me.
10. The climbers' progress up the mountain has been _______________ by poor weather.
11. We couldn't see the children, who were _______________ behind the car, waiting to spray us with the hose.
12. This new government is expected to _______________ the economy in a new direction with its major cuts to taxes.
13. We _______________ my friends' car with flowers and ribbons for their wedding.
14. The baby seemed _______________ by the toys that were shown to her, and smiled and laughed at them.