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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 20

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. There was a public ______________ when the new law was announced.

2. The researcher sought to uncover the ______________ of the mysterious artefact.

3. His story seemed ______________, but the evidence proved it was true.

4. The car's design underwent several ______________ before being approved for production.

5. The ______________ are working on groundbreaking research in their field.

6. The ______________ trade of endangered species is a significant global issue.

7. Climate change is a pressing ______________ issue that affects all nations.

8. She expressed her thoughts ______________, leaving a lasting impression on the listeners.
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