C1 Advanced (CAE) >> Word Formation Worksheets >> The third part of the Reading & Use of English paper in the C1 Advanced Examination is word formation where students use a root such as 'able' and create an appropriate word (disable, unable, ability) to fill the gap in a text.

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Word Formation Worksheet 1

For each question, fill the space or spaces in the sentence using the base word given in bold below. The required word may be a noun, adverb, adjective or verb and it may be either positive (e.g. helpful) or negative (e.g. unhelpful).

1. Many people often make a ______________ between London and New York

2. This book ______________ as a series of lectures about shipwrecks, which were given two decades ago.

3. There are power stations across Europe that use the ______________ rise and fall of the ocean tides.

4. If you weren't so ______________ of Ben, he'd be happier to spend time with you.

5. Don't you find it ______________ how Jeremy always comes to work looking so untidy?

6. Doctors say a glass of warm milk before bedtime can result in a more ______________ night's sleep.

7. Tim-Berners Lee has received many awards as the ______________ of the world wide web.

8. On the final day, we visited the ______________ Victoria Falls and then flew home.

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