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 11 - Answer Sheet

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. Caffeine may improve __ALERTNESS__ in the short term, but it has other negative effects too.

2. Despite four cars crashing around him, Pete was lucky and his car emerged __UNAFFECTED__ from the other side of the accident.

3. We spent a fortune in the restaurant last night on their __EXECUTIVE__ menu. It was good, but not that good!

4. Matilda found it hard to overcome the powerful sense of __DISORIENTATION__ she felt on waking for the first time in the new house.

5. Children under 12 __ACCOMPANIED__ by an adult can enter for free.

6. It was a dour, __PASSIONLESS__ performance by the team in the final and they left town humiliated and without the trophy.

7. New managers can sometimes discipline employees __UNNECESSARILY__ in an attempt to appear tough.

8. Our local newspaper is often full of stories that are hardly __NEWSWORTHY__, but they need to fill the pages somehow.

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