Accumulate - Accurate

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. Salman Rushdie wrote, "Trouble in a marriage is like monsoon water _______________ on a flat roof. You don't realise it's up there, but it gets heavier and heavier, until one day, with a great crash, the whole roof falls in on your head."
2. We were able to measure the height obtained by my son's model rocket fairly _______________ using a simple mathematical formula.
3. I have _______________ enough air-miles on my card now to fly about 25 miles.
4. In the year 240 B.C., the Greek mathematician Eratosthenes was the first person to estimate _______________ the diameter and circumference of the Earth.
5. The _______________ of nuclear weapons in the world has reached a level where we are now able to actually destroy our planet.
6. I'm not sure of the time; my watch doesn't seem to be very _______________.
7. Doing grammar drills may not improve your speaking _______________ as much as using the language in real-life situations.
8. Gorillas, which are shy, gentle vegetarians, were long _______________ portrayed as ferocious and aggressive.
9. Emmanuel was able to _______________ a certain amount of English vocabulary working with a British family in France.
10. The weatherman is forecasting local snowfall _______________ of three to four centimetres tomorrow.
Exercise generated with *Gerry's Vocabulary Teacher* (Michael A. Riccioli - 2010)
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