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Vocabulary: Abstract nouns

For each of the six questions choose the one correct answer.
1. The worst thing about my job is the ___________; I do the same thing day after day.
a) wisdom
b) kingdom
c) boredom
d) freedom

2. I go to the gym to build up my ____________.
a) length
b) warmth
c) depth
d) strength

3. I’ve been seeing my girlfriend for 6 months now, I suppose it’s quite a serious____________.
a) friendship
b) membership
c) companionship
d) relationship

4. I spent most of my _________ walking around the streets with other children. Wewere always getting into trouble!
a) childhood
b) adulthood
c) motherhood
d) neighbourhood

5. When I told her she’d passed the exam, she looked at me in total ___________.
a) replacement
b) achievement
c) amazement
d) improvement

6. My son has a big _____________, he’s always telling stories about things which
didn’t happen!
a) action
b) imagination
c) illusion
d) collection

Cevabı Göster

Abstract nouns – Answers
1.
a) wisdom – ‘wisdom’ is the noun from ‘wise’ – being knowledgeable through experience.
b) kingdom – a land ruled by a monarch is known as a ‘kingdom’, e.g. The UK (United
Kingdom).
c) boredom – ‘boredom’ is the noun from ‘bored’. Correct
d) freedom – ‘freedom’ is the noun from ‘free’ – meaning liberty, not captive or a prisoner.

2.
a) length – ‘length’ is the noun made from ‘long’, what’s the noun made from strong?
b) warmth – ‘warmth’ is the adjective made from ‘warm’, what’s the noun made from
strong?
c) depth – ‘depth’ is the noun made from ‘deep’, what’s the noun made from strong?
d) strength – ‘strength’ is the noun made from ‘strong’. Correct

3.
a) friendship – if you are friends with someone, you have a friendship.
b) membership – if you belong to a club, you are a member; the membership is the people
who belong to the club.
c) companionship – if someone is lonely, they might look for companionship, someone to
keep them company.
d) relationship – someone has a relationship with a boyfriend or girlfriend, husband
or wife. Correct

4.
a) childhood – the time when you are a child is called ‘childhood’. Correct
b) adulthood – the time when you are an adult is called ‘adulthood’.
c) motherhood – the time when you are a mother is called ‘motherhood’.
d) neighbourhood – the local area where you live is called your ‘neighbourhood’.

5.
a) replacement – my printer broke last week, so I took it back to the shop and asked for a
replacement.
b) achievement – if you are able to do something difficult, you achieve something –
achievement is the noun.
c) amazement – ‘amazement’ is the noun from ‘amaze’ – total surprise and shock.
Correct
d) improvement – if something gets better it improves. ‘Improvement’ is the noun from
‘improve’.

6.
a) action – ‘action’ describes doing something or behaving in a certain way.
b) imagination – you have ‘imagination’ if you can form images in your mind without
seeing something, or if you are very creative. Correct
c) illusion – if something is an illusion, it appears real but, in fact, is not, e.g. seeing a water
oasis in the middle of a desert.
d) collection – a ‘collection’ is a number of things which belong together as a group, e.g.
she had an amazing stamp collection.

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