English Vocabulary Exercises - Verbs, Verbs and More Verbs - Exercise 8-1

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. Eun-Joo is trying to _______________ her parents to let her go to New Zealand to study English.
2. The administration is going to _______________ all the computers with newer models over the next couple of months.
3. Some frogs can _______________ a loud screech when attacked.
4. The children will certainly be _______________ when they find out we can't go to the movie tonight.
5. Jeremy was afraid to _______________ in the water, so his sister pushed him.
6. The little girl was _______________ in the cold winter air.
7. The winner quickly _______________ a few words of thanks, and then left the stage.
8. The grammar book _______________ lists of irregular verbs, phrasal verbs, and spelling rules.
9. You'd better _______________ in the string on the kite a bit so that it doesn't get tangled up.
10. Grandma broke her hip today when she _______________ and fell at the supermarket.
11. I always _______________ walking in this part of town at night because it's too dangerous.
12. Students _______________ to work very hard at the beginning of the session, but then often get kind of lazy towards the end.
13. Many thousands of years ago, the islands of the Philippines and Borneo were _______________ by land to each other, and to mainland Asia.
14. The children were _______________ by the film showing two lions fighting over a dead zebra.