English Vocabulary Exercises - Verbs, Verbs and More Verbs - Exercise 7-1

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The teacher _______________ the student not to look at his neighbour's paper, or risk getting a zero on the test.
2. I don't know where Hannah is; we've been _______________ her for over an hour.
3. The little boy tried to _______________ the kitten out of the bushes by holding out a piece of food.
4. The Prime Minister _______________ the efforts of his Finance Minister in bringing in a fair budget.
5. The stormy weather is _______________ efforts to rescue two fishermen from their sinking boat.
6. My mother always told me not to _______________ in other people's business.
7. The unhappy student _______________ at the test; he had studied the wrong material.
8. Harry's mother gave him an admiring look as he walked up to the stage to _______________ his award.
9. Not too long ago, people believed that the sun and all the planets _______________ around the Earth.
10. Please let me know if you are unable to _______________ class.
11. Please _______________ your seatbelts in preparation for landing.
12. You'd better _______________ the old paint off your desk before you try repainting it.
13. We turned off the motor on the boat, and just _______________ with the current for a while.
14. The child almost fell off his chair, but his mother _______________ his arm at the last second and saved him.