B2 First (FCE) >> Word Formation Worksheets >> The third part of the Use of English paper in the First Certificate 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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Vocabulary Formation Worksheet 14

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. Mr. Highton, over a ______________ of the students in this class failed their year-end examination. What can you offer as an explanation?

2. Barry is ______________ not to understand what you are talking about unless you explain things very clearly.

3. I wanted some information about your ______________ courses as I will be in the area for about a week. You do offer accommodation, don't you?

4. My mother knows how to cook all sorts of foreign food but her ______________ is Mediterranean cuisine.

5. I ______________ recommend you to go and see that movie. It's the best I've seen this year!

6. Once the office is totally ______________, it should save us a lot of time that we currently spend looking for bits of paper.

7. The research that was carried out was not very ______________ and we can't rely on the results.

8. I've been working on a ______________ to this problem for months. I think I'll just have to accept it can't be fixed.

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