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 10

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. Despite injuring his leg near the start of the race, Larry managed to finish a very ______________ fourth.

2. Rory always has plenty of money, but I've never been sure what he actually does for a ______________.

3. What ______________ do you take in the workplace to prevent accidents?

4. The bomb caused ______________ damage to the older buildings in the town and had to be demolished.

5. The road was ______________ closed due to a spilled load of children's toys that created havoc.

6. Though a talented doctor, she found that most skills were not ______________ when she began working as a vet.

7. This new design of the radio ______________ all the best features of our previous model.

8. Maggie is always displaying great ______________ to those less fortunate than her.

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