English Vocabulary Exercises - Verbs, Verbs and More Verbs - Exercise 9-2

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The bullet _______________ the policeman's jacket, and hit him in the shoulder.
2. We were very _______________ with the paint job he did on our house.
3. When I was a child, my mother always _______________ that my sisters and I clean our rooms every week.
4. The tiger's stripes help it to _______________ in with its natural environment.
5. The children stared in wonder when the magician made the rabbit _______________.
6. In Asia, human population growth has _______________ the elephant population to approximately 40,000.
7. The young girl _______________ a tear from her eye as she watched her boyfriend walk away.
8. In Japan, women give chocolate to men to _______________ their affection.
9. The Canadian soccer team _______________ the heavily-favoured Mexicans 2-0 in the quarter finals of the Gold Cup.
10. The area of Germany is _______________ politically into 16 states.
11. The government is hoping their new tax cuts will help to _______________ growth in the economy.
12. Jin-ok carefully _______________ all the new words in the reading for later review.
13. As the glaciers _______________, the sea level will rise.
14. Startling new evidence from the American visit to Alpha Centauri has _______________ the existence of a world much like our own.