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 17

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. This tree has grown ______________ since I last saw it.

2. You're the boss. You have the responsibility for these errors. You're not ______________.

3. My aunt acted with complete ______________ when I told her I'd seen her husband with another woman.

4. Carbon Dioxide is known to have a ______________ influence on the Earth's atmosphere.

5. Do you agree with the chief ______________ of the report?

6. Every one of your ______________ is wrong. You'll have to go and take them again.

7. The theft of so much money proved both ______________ and embarrassing for the company.

8. There was a huge volcanic ______________ in 1883 in Indonesia.

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