Advanced Vocabulary Exercise: Physical Contact

Pick the best word describing physical contact for these six sentences. Remember to think carefully about the form of each word! There is one word you don't need.

nudge  push   kick  slap  grab   stroke  trip

1. Tania and Rachel behaved terribly at the dinner table tonight. Rachel was her little sister under the table. I don't know what they were fighting about.

2. I didn't know our boss had even walked into the room but Caroline gave me a quick to get my attention.

3. When the police officer gave her the news, she became hysterical. He gave her a to calm her down. It was the most unbelievable thing I've ever seen.

4. The young boy sat on the sofa together with his uncle watching his favorite film, his uncle affectionately his hair.

5. I remember that afternoon up on the mountain. It was the day I almost fell off the mountain. I would have if Ben hadn't me at just the right moment.

6. She didn't you up. You fell over the chair.

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