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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  2. Anonymous - May 31, 2017, 4:42 pm Reply

    Very helpful. great exercise. Thanks!

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