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Group 4 - Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
upset

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Example Sentences:

Her dad got really [upset] when he found out that she and her boyfriend were planning on moving in together.

My daughter didn't go to school today because she had an [upset] stomach.

It really [upset] my wife when my son lost his job.



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narrow

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Example Sentences:

The truck had a lot of trouble getting down the [narrow] street.

The old man [narrowly] missed being killed when a car almost hit him as he was crossing the street.

We paddled the canoe through a [narrow] channel, and into the open bay.



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faction

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Example Sentences:

After the death of the President, there was a serious battle between different [factions] for control of the country.

The different political [factions] within the country are calling upon the military government to restore democratic rule.

The leaders of the two warring [factions] are meeting in an effort to bring an end to hostilities.



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schedule

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Example Sentences:

The plane is about an hour behind [schedule] due to poor weather.

Final exams have now been [scheduled] for the last week of June.

The plane had to make an [unscheduled] stop in Santa Fe when a passenger had a heart attack.



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impact

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Changes in the American economy generally have a serious [impact] on the economy in Mexico.

The downturn in the European economy is sure to have an [impact] on the American economy as well.

Georgina made an [impact] within her first month on the job.



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intellectual

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Example Sentences:

Many [intellectuals] in the country were imprisoned or persecuted for expressing viewpoints critical of the government.

He is more interested in a woman's body than in her [intellect].

Studies have shown that the [intellectual] development of children can be damaged by poor nutrition.



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punish

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Example Sentences:

When her parents [punish] her, they usually send her to her room for a time-out.

I can't [punish] my child for telling the truth about breaking the CD player.

The hockey player's 4-game suspension is sufficient [punishment] for the high-sticking incident.



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yield

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Example Sentences:

The oil fields of Alberta [yield] millions of gallons of oil each year.

Our strawberry patch [yielded] at least 10 pounds of berries last summer.

The Cuban government has refused to [yield] to pressure from the U.S.to end communist rule in the island nation.



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relax

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Example Sentences:

Why don't you take off your shoes, sit down and [relax]?

It is very [relaxing] to lie on the beach, and listen to the sound of the waves.

Danielle likes to sit in the hot-tub for [relaxation] after work on Fridays.



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ray

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Example Sentences:

The first [rays] of sunshine were just hitting the house as Martin slowly rose from his bed.

There is a [ray] of hope that some passengers may have survived the plane crash.

A [ray] of light broke through the clouds.



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