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Writing To Describe: Using More Interesting Verbs

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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.
    • A. 

      Jumped

    • B. 

      Crept

    • C. 

      Sauntered

    • D. 

      Limped

    • E. 

      Rushed

  • 2. 
    Choose 3 possible words:Holding his leg in pain, the man ______________ into the room.
    • A. 

      Rushed

    • B. 

      Shuffled

    • C. 

      Strolled

    • D. 

      Limped

    • E. 

      Crept

  • 3. 
    2 word choices:“I can’t believe I’m late again!” thought the man as he _______________________ into the room.
    • A. 

      Staggered

    • B. 

      Crept

    • C. 

      Limped

    • D. 

      Strolled

    • E. 

      Rushed

  • 4. 
    2 choices:The man _______________________ shyly into the room.
    • A. 

      Rushed

    • B. 

      Shuffled

    • C. 

      Strolled

    • D. 

      Stumbled

    • E. 

      Crept

  • 5. 
    2 choices:The man _______________________ into the room drunk.
    • A. 

      Rushed

    • B. 

      Staggered

    • C. 

      Stumbled

    • D. 

      Crept

    • E. 

      Waltzed

  • 6. 
    2 choices:The man tripped over his untied shoelaces causing him to _______________________ into the room.
    • A. 

      Stumble

    • B. 

      Stagger

    • C. 

      Fall

    • D. 

      Tramp

    • E. 

      Saunter

  • 7. 
    2 choices:Whistling casually, the man _______________________ into the room.
    • A. 

      Shuffled

    • B. 

      Sauntered

    • C. 

      Crawled

    • D. 

      Ambled

    • E. 

      Staggered

  • 8. 
    2 choices:The students spent the morning _________ around the museum.
    • A. 

      Strolling

    • B. 

      Traipsing

    • C. 

      Stumbling

    • D. 

      Wondering

    • E. 

      Staggering

  • 9. 
    2 choices:The security guard spent his evening _______ around the grounds.
    • A. 

      Running

    • B. 

      Prowling

    • C. 

      Ambling

    • D. 

      Rambling

    • E. 

      Patrolling

  • 10. 
    3 choices:Last month, the Duke of Edinburgh group spent a weekend ___________ around Dartmoor.
    • A. 

      Rambling

    • B. 

      Hiking

    • C. 

      Strolling

    • D. 

      Sauntering

    • E. 

      Tramping

  • 11. 
    The next questions are about finding suitable alternative verbs of seeing (e.g., 'see', 'look'...)2 choices:In this distance, I ________ green hills.
    • A. 

      Gazed

    • B. 

      Made out

    • C. 

      Glimpsed

    • D. 

      Observed

    • E. 

      Stared

  • 12. 
    2 choices:I _______ the candle.
    • A. 

      Eyed

    • B. 

      Gazed into

    • C. 

      Viewed

    • D. 

      Gave a rapid glance

    • E. 

      Steadily gazed into

  • 13. 
    2 choices:Hungrily, he ______ the cake.
    • A. 

      Examined

    • B. 

      Did a double take at

    • C. 

      Eyed

    • D. 

      Witnessed

    • E. 

      Feasted his eyes on

  • 14. 
    3 choices:In the corner, I ______ a rat.
    • A. 

      Noticed

    • B. 

      Saw

    • C. 

      Glimpsed

    • D. 

      Caught sight of

    • E. 

      Visualised

  • 15. 
    2 choices:It was disgusting. I __________.
    • A. 

      Scrutinised.

    • B. 

      Averted my gaze.

    • C. 

      Contemplated.

    • D. 

      Dropped my eyes.

    • E. 

      Cast my eyes

  • 16. 
    3 choices:A crowd of onlookers were standing there __________. I felt sickened.
    • A. 

      Gawping.

    • B. 

      Viewing.

    • C. 

      Surveying the scene.

    • D. 

      Observing.

    • E. 

      Taking a gander.

  • 17. 
    2 choices:She ______________ in contempt.
    • A. 

      Stared

    • B. 

      Gave her a black look

    • C. 

      Flashed her eyes

    • D. 

      Gawped

    • E. 

      Gazed

  • 18. 
    1 choice:Upset, the toddler __________ and started to cry. 
    • A. 

      Grimaced

    • B. 

      Gazed

    • C. 

      Contemplated

    • D. 

      Peered

    • E. 

      Averted his eyes

  • 19. 
    2 choices:I was __________ the light.
    • A. 

      Perceived

    • B. 

      Reflected by

    • C. 

      Blinded by

    • D. 

      Observed in

    • E. 

      Dazzled by

  • 20. 
    2 choices:_________________, I emerged from the cinema into the afternoon sun.
    • A. 

      Gawping,

    • B. 

      Bleary-eyed,

    • C. 

      Spying,

    • D. 

      Blinded by the light,