English Vocabulary Exercises - Verbs, Verbs & more Verbs - Exercise 16-3

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. In April of 1967, boxer Cassius Clay, who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali, _______________ to join the United States Army for religious reasons.
2. In 1925, the capital city of Norway, known as Kristiana since 1674, _______________ its original name of Oslo.
3. The little girl _______________ with pride when she was called up to the stage to receive her prize.
4. She _______________ his remark, saying she didn't care what he thought about her.
5. The anaconda of Guyana is a giant snake which can easily _______________ a human being, but they rarely attack people.
6. The great composer Bach had a very religious outlook on life and _______________ much of his music to God.
7. Eighteen national parks have been established in Zambia to _______________ different ecosystems and their wildlife.
8. The entire village was _______________ in ash after the eruption of the volcano.
9. The American constitution was written and _______________ in 1789.
10. Smoke was _______________ out the windows of the house by the time the fire engine arrived.
11. The criminal continued to _______________ his innocence right up until his execution.
12. Recent studies have shown that tall men are more likely to _______________ in a marriage, and divorce more often than short men.
13. Because Mongolia has a small population, and will need more workers in the future, couples are _______________ to have large families.
14. The economic recovery has been _______________ by an increase in oil prices.