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 15

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. Shy children can ______________ completely from social contact at school and this only worsens the problem.

2. Who were the most ______________ figures in your childhood apart from your immediate family?

3. Malaria is a serious disease, made ______________ to humans by mosquitoes.

4. I find Charlie's ______________ to talk down to people absolutely infuriating.

5. Despite the number of vehicles involved in the accident, police say there were no ______________.

6. The fraud team looked into every financial ______________ made by the bank since 2007.

7. The teacher was concerned about the ______________ smell in the laboratory and told the students to leave.

8. Gunpowder was ______________ used in celebrations, not warfare.

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