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 16

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. As the disease became more ______________ in the region, a medical emergency was announced.

2. The wren's Latin name, which means 'cave dweller', comes from its ______________ to seek out dark places.

3. The earthquake was so destructive that local maps needed to be ______________.

4. Once the scientists were sure the islands were ______________, they disembarked and began their studies.

5. You can pay funds into this account but that money will not be ______________ for at least a year.

6. The diplomat, as he ______________ is, was humble and polite in the face of unfair criticism.

7. After the accident, the police officer asked if anyone required ______________ attention.

8. At the ______________ of his powers, Alfred Hitchcock was producing a hit movie every year in Hollywood.

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