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 13

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. When Jack Lobato was an ______________ gangster, local politicians would come to meet with him weekly.

2. Local legend says the land is protected by a giant tiger, but few believe in these old ______________ any longer.

3. This boxer is the ______________ champion of the world after this sixth victory.

4. I stretched and stretched, but simply didn't have the ______________ to reach the shelf.

5. Deborah was ______________ furious when she heard the comments that had been made about her.

6. Barry is only four years old and will be ______________ by both his parents for the audition.

7. After hearing his heartbreaking story, we were filled with ______________ for him.

8. The hotel was harshly ______________ for refusing to give refunds and the bad publicity harmed it.

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