Word Formation in Context:
Matching Ban - Bankrupt - Bargain - Barrier

Exercise generated with *Gerry's Vocabulary Teacher* (Michael A. Riccioli - 2012)
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Match each pair, and then click the Check button.


1. In my opinion, drunk drivers should be [__________] from driving for at least a year for even a first offence.

2. The sudden increase in the price of oil nearly [__________] the company.

3. There have been an alarming number of [__________] in this province in the last year, due to our declining economy.

4. The book was [__________] in the U.S., but was easily available in the U.K.

5. If the current [__________] on ivory continues, the elephants of Serengeti National Park should have a strong, safe future.

6. Research suggests that compared to most western European countries, there are less rigid class [__________] in Canada and the United States.

7. A number of airlines have had to file for [__________] since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre made some people afraid to fly.

8. Smoking is now [__________] in all public buildings in the city.

9. The students built a huge [__________] of chairs and desks in front of the door in order to keep their teacher from entering and handing out the test.

10. The company's [__________] was due to its inability to properly market its products.

11. In Namibia, [__________] is a local way of life, particularly for arts and crafts.

12. Different languages don't seem to be a [__________] to friendship among young children.

13. The mountain ranges of Greece have formed a natural [__________] against invasions in the past.

14. In March of 1999, more than 130 nations signed a United Nations Treaty [__________] landmines; however, the United States, Russia and China did not sign.

15. He was able to get a good [__________] by buying stuff in bulk.

16. I like going to the market and [__________] with the shopkeepers there.

17. You paid 100 for that bike? That's an excellent [__________].

18. His company went [__________] because they couldn't keep up with the changing market.

19. She [__________] with the shopkeeper over the cost for over 20 minutes, and ended up getting it for half price.

20. The U.K. and China are meeting today in an attempt to remove some [__________] to trade between the two countries.