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 21

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. I've been ______________ for over a year now. I've had about 15 interviews but nobody seems to want to give me a job.

2. My favorite subject at school was ______________, although I was probably best at French.

3. I'd like to know the ______________ explanation for why it's foggy near the coasts.

4. How could you consider her a ______________ when she won three matches for us last year?

5. I want to work in either planning or ______________ when I graduate.

6. ______________, she likes to be left alone so it's best to let her be.

7. The manager made several ______________ demands of his workforce and they eventually went on strike.

8. We got rid of our old ______________ and bought a computer with a word processor.

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