English Vocabulary Exercises - Verbs, Verbs & more Verbs - Exercise 12-3

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The poverty of the post-war era made the Japanese people _______________ to rebuild their economy.
2. Jenna wasn't _______________ when her little brother told her boyfriend she was seeing another guy.
3. Hearing loss during childhood can seriously _______________ normal language development.
4. Mother elephants often _______________ their young calves by the tail.
5. Our cat is _______________ fur all over the furniture.
6. The coach _______________ the players for their lack of effort during the practice.
7. We're having a hot tub _______________ in our basement. You'll have to come for a visit when it's ready.
8. If you have to look words up in your dictionary too often when reading in a second language, you will quickly get tired and _______________.
9. Although Buddhism began and first _______________ in India, by 1200, it had almost disappeared there.
10. Liechtenstein is the only country in Europe which _______________ the name of its royal family.
11. The students' anxiety _______________ with the news that the exam was worth 50% of their final mark.
12. Vanessa _______________ her son's birthday cake with smarties and, of course, 6 candles.
13. A scientist studies nature by _______________ old models or creating new models.
14. The young boys _______________ around the fire to warm themselves.