English Vocabulary Exercises - Verbs, Verbs & more Verbs - Exercise 13-3

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The young child was _______________ the wrestlers on television when he accidentally broke his friend's arm.
2. The rider _______________ the horse's neck to calm it down.
3. Joy _______________ her engagement to Howard at their family reunion.
4. In his famous sonnet, Shakespeare wrote, "Shall I _______________ thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate."
5. The doctor _______________ Dorothy go for tests to find out what is causing her severe headaches.
6. He _______________ her into thinking that he would leave his wife for her, but he had no intention of doing so.
7. Some crocodiles are becoming endangered as their habitat is destroyed, such as when nesting areas along the river are _______________ by boat traffic.
8. The young boy _______________ and then reached out his hand to pet the large dog.
9. The police asked him to _______________ in detail the events of the evening.
10. She _______________ working right up to the day before she gave birth.
11. To relieve your backache, try lying down on the floor with your knees bent, and your legs _______________ and resting on a chair.
12. We didn't feel like staying at the party so we just _______________ out the back door and went to the pub.
13. The prisoner was able to escape after _______________ a gun out of soap and using it to threaten the guard.
14. The phone _______________ ringing while I was in the shower.