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Writing To Describe: Using More Interesting Verbs

21 Questions  I  By Nusher
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Using more interesting verbs can help boost your grade, but you need to make sure they're appropriate. Try this quiz! Created by Ms Usher for Year 11 at GHS.

  
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1.  The first 10 questions are on using alternatives to 'walk', a very common verb. For each sentence, choose one or several words to fill the gap. Choose two possible words:The man, not wishing to wake anyone up, _____________ into the room.
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2.  Choose 3 possible words:Holding his leg in pain, the man ______________ into the room.
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3.  2 word choices:“I can’t believe I’m late again!” thought the man as he _______________________ into the room.
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4.  2 choices:The man _______________________ shyly into the room.
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5.  2 choices:The man _______________________ into the room drunk.
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6.  2 choices:The man tripped over his untied shoelaces causing him to _______________________ into the room.
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7.  2 choices:Whistling casually, the man _______________________ into the room.
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8.  2 choices:The students spent the morning _________ around the museum.
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9.  2 choices:The security guard spent his evening _______ around the grounds.
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10.  3 choices:Last month, the Duke of Edinburgh group spent a weekend ___________ around Dartmoor.
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11.  The next questions are about finding suitable alternative verbs of seeing (e.g., 'see', 'look'...)2 choices:In this distance, I ________ green hills.
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12.  2 choices:I _______ the candle.
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13.  2 choices:Hungrily, he ______ the cake.
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14.  3 choices:In the corner, I ______ a rat.
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15.  2 choices:It was disgusting. I __________.
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16.  3 choices:She ____________ the diary. Nothing interesting.
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17.  3 choices:A crowd of onlookers were standing there __________. I felt sickened.
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18.  2 choices:She ______________ in contempt.
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19.  1 choice:Upset, the toddler __________ and started to cry. 
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20.  2 choices:I was __________ the light.
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21.  2 choices:_________________, I emerged from the cinema into the afternoon sun.
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