Word Pairs


  • Type the correct word in the boxes from the pairs of words [in brackets].
  • Click the button at the bottom to check your answers.
  • Press the "refresh" button on your browser to play again.

The words
A team of scientists has said the volcano that [eruption / erupted] under the sea near Tonga in January [set / let] a record. The Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano erupted on January the 15th. It was the biggest [explosive / explosion] ever recorded using modern instruments and technology. It was also the biggest [to / for] happen in the past 150 years. The scientists said the [blast / bust] may have been as large as the Krakatoa eruption that [gave / took] place in Indonesia in 1883. Dr Robin Matoza from the University of California said: "Tonga was a [truly / truth] global event, just as Krakatoa was. But we've now got all [these / them] geo-physical recording systems, and they recorded something that was [really / real] unmatched in the modern [data / date] ."

The volcanic eruption [sending / sent] atmospheric shock waves and tsunami waves around the world. It also caused sonic [hedgehogs / booms] that people heard 10,000km away [in / on] Alaska. The eruption even [upped / lifted] clouds in the sky above the UK, [which / that] is 16,500km from Tonga. Scientists in the UK reported the [suddenly / sudden] disappearance of clouds as they moved higher [into / unto] the atmosphere. UK scientist Professor Giles Harrison said the atmosphere was "a remarkably interconnected thing". He said: "What happens on [one / two] side of the planet can [spread] around to the other side at the [speed / speedy] of sound." NASA has said the volcano's effects also reached space and could have affected the weather [in / on] space.

Back to the record explosion lesson.

Share this lesson

More Free Sites by Sean Banville

Online Activities