C2 Proficiency (CPE) >> Word Formation Worksheets >> The third part of the 'Reading and Use of English' paper in the C2 Proficiency Examination is word formation where a student needs to uses a root such as 'friend' and creates an appropriate word (friendly, befriend, friendship) to fill the gap in a text.

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Word Formation Worksheet 10

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. We decided to increase our advertising spend as we think that may be a very ______________ strategy.

2. I read an interesting book which spoke about how you can ______________ your brain's potential by taking an hour's siesta every day.

3. Steven has lived in Miami all his life so 15 degrees is ______________ cool for him.

4. The family intervened when they realised Harry was becoming a ______________ drinker.

5. The team coach pulled Jones off at halftime seeing as he was utterly failing to keep to his ______________ position.

6. I spent a hot, ______________ night due to the humidity and went to work exhausted.

7. It's become ______________ clear that you don't want to continue working here. You can collect your things and leave on Friday.

8. Be sure to check that you have all your ______________ with you before leaving the train.

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