English Vocabulary Exercises - Verbs, Verbs and More Verbs - Exercise 8-4

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The _______________ of the children in the discussions for the Christmas show was a great idea.
2. Kindergarten children have a _______________ to believe anything their teachers tell them.
3. The train we took _______________ its way across the country for about a week.
4. It took a lot of _______________ to get my children to eat their broccoli.
5. It is said that as the Buddha laying dying under a tree, the birds did not _______________ a sound, the winds ceased to move, and the trees shed flowers, which came down like tears.
6. The _______________ of an excess of fatty meats has been shown to reduce the likelihood of heart attack.
7. I had _______________ up and down my spine when I heard her sing for the first time.
8. Sales have been _______________ slow so far this summer. Normally, we'd be doing much better than this.
9. We hired someone for the job for a trial period of three months, but it just didn't work out, so we're looking for a _______________.
10. Many people have realized that the _______________ from cars are harmful to the environment, and are taking steps to reduce their use of their own cars.
11. Everyone _______________ under chairs and tables when the earthquake started.
12. I phoned my parents in Mexico last night, but I could hardly hear them. The _______________ was really bad.
13. She seemed really nervous and _______________ over the words in her speech.
14. The little girl's eyes grew bigger and bigger as she stared at the toy robot with _______________.