Upper-intermediate vocabulary exercise: binomials

English vocabulary practice exercise for upper-intermediate level.

In this exercise you will practise binomial pairs.

A binomial pair is an expression containing two words joined by a conjunction (usually ‘and’ or ‘or’). Examples include here and there, back and forth, neat and tidy, and loud and clear.
See a list of binomial pairs here.

Exercise instructions: Look at the eight sentences below. Put one word from the box into each gap:

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  1. Marga - November 4, 2016, 8:59 am Reply

    I can’t find the exercise about the binomials….

    • Stuart Cook - November 6, 2016, 6:11 pm Reply

      We’re having technical issues with this type of exercise at the moment, Marga. Other types work OK.

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