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This exercise practises verbs which indicate noises that people make. Put one of these verbs in each space. Remember to use the correct form of the verb depending on its use in the sentence. Pay attention to spelling.

bang, click, crash, grunt, moan, ring, sigh, slam, snap, sniff, snort, whistle

1. Stop (1) ! Get a handkerchief and blow your nose.

2. I live right next to a church and they always (2) the bells really early on a Sunday morning and wake me up.

3. Martha looked at the photos of her wedding and (3) softly to herself. She had been so happy then. What had gone wrong?

4. Last night on my way home I found a man lying in the street. I asked him what had happened but he just lay there (4) . He was clearly in a lot of pain.

5. The king (5) his fingers and immediately the servants rushed to bring him his food.

6. James got up angrily, walked across the room, wrenched open the door and (6) it as he went out.

7. When you use a computer mouse sometimes you have to (7) once, sometimes twice.

8. I got the ball and started running towards the goal, but just then the referee (8) for offside.

9. The film was so funny that all the people in the cinema (9) loudly as they laughed.

10. Darren was so angry that he picked up the table and (10) it against the door.

11. I told John it was time to get up, but he just (11) something and went back to sleep.

12. My son loves his new drum. He runs around all day (12) it, but it's driving me crazy.