This page has more vocabulary exercises about the relationship between governments and NGOs (non-governmental organizations, often called ‘non-profits’ in th U.S., since they are not corporations for the purpose of making a profit.) It is a continuation of the gapfill essay started in Types of Organizations.
Instructions: Type the best word from the list below into each gap (space,) then press “check” to review (and if needed correct) your answers. (You can click on the question mark to get a hint-- the first letter of the word. However, it will reduce your score.)
Below the gapfill paragraphs there is a second type of exercise called Odd One Out. (See that section for an explanation.)
administrative, exclude, fees, guidelines, incompatible, instance, invest,
parameters, principal, principally, purchase, regulate, status, subsidies
Three of the four words in each group are closely related in meaning. The fourth is not. (It may be an antonym-- opposite-- to them, or just unrelated.) Think about what meaning connects any three of the words, and then choose the odd word that does not belong with the others.
1. guidelines, parameters, rules, opportunities
2. instance, occurrence, rule, illustration
3. appropriate, related, incompatible, congruent
4. only, sole, exclusive, multiple
5. apparently, seemingly, definitely, supposedly
6. civil, polite, rude, well-mannered
7. civil, public, military, political
8. the (principal, subordinate, predominant, outstanding) feature
9. contrast, difference, similarity, variation
10. flexibility, adaptability, rigidity, pliability
11. infrastructure, framework, base, superstructure
12. files, documents, illustrations, records
13. somewhat, completely, partially, moderately
For more practice of many of these and related words, try the crossword “Promote the General Welfare.” (Its name is based on a phrase from the beginning of the U.S. Constitution. It expresses the general theme of the readings in newsletters 13-16 and the vocabulary in these practices.) Its answers are here.