Intermediate Vocabulary Exercise: Compound Nouns

You need to construct compound nouns from these words in the box below to fill in the gaps in the sentences. Some of the words are used twice, but in a different order! All answers should be entered as two separate words.

window reading seat pub day
phone child light fishing card
table food frame work boat

1. I only have coins on me and that's a . I will have to see if there is a public phone in that bar.

2. I want to put a in the car as they say it really makes toddlers safer while driving.

3. John was furious with the airline company. He sat on that plane for 14 hours and his didn't work. He couldn't even finish that novel he was reading during the flight. He had to try and sleep.

4. "What type of credit card is that?" "That's not a credit card. That's a . I use it once a week to call my mum back home in New Zealand."

5. All the in this house have to be repainted. Otherwise, they will rot over the winter and then we may not be able to open the windows in the spring.

6. English restaurants have a terrible reputation, but the is very tasty.

7. I worked at night for so long that when I finally started to do some , I found it really strange.

8. A sank off the Spanish coast last night. Both fishermen were saved by the coast guard.

9. I know that Monday is a holiday for everyone else, but for us it's a normal . We have to get this project finished by Wednesday!

10. Why do you have a in the middle of your lounge? I keep feeling tempted to go up to the bar to order drinks!!

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