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 12

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. The arrival of the summer tourists is very ______________ for the local economy.

2. Graham rushed to sell his house before the end of the ______________ year.

3. If you are over twenty-one years of age, you'll be able to see the ______________ version of the book.

4. The final draft of the treaty included a few minor ______________ to keep everyone happy.

5. If you approached your studies as ______________ as your spare time activities, you'd be going to Cambridge!

6. The tiger is a very efficient ______________ hunter, living most of its life alone.

7. The detective concluded that it was ______________ for the suspect to have made the journey so quickly.

8. Few can match the ______________ of Jack The Ripper, a 19th century London murderer.

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