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 6

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. It was quite recently that human ______________ was first captured on camera.

2. It was my uncle Clive that provided me with advice and sound ______________ when I was young.

3. The author has a stilted and ______________ style, which I found tough to enjoy.

4. Local planners admit they ______________ the number of tourists that would come for the festival.

5. As is ______________ the case when I go to a restaurant, I ate too much and spent a fortune!

6. It's a hot day today, so take the ______________ of using sun cream and drinking plenty of water.

7. Whatever ______________ are drawn from these results, you can't deny it was a groundbreaking experiment.

8. Mr Hansard was elected President after a ______________ election result.

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