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 12

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. The ______________ scenery of Suffolk was the inspiration for the painter John Constable.

2. When Edward VIII abdicated in 1936, his ______________ was his brother, George VI.

3. Margaret didn't understand the ______________ of the letter, thinking it a joke.

4. Your uncle seems a very ______________ man when it comes to talking about the sea.

5. My grandfather died owing money to a large number of ______________.

6. The Presidents incompetence during the recession only ______________ his party's resolve to get rid of him.

7. So ______________ was she that it was difficult to ever get really angry at her.

8. After climbing all day, we were rewarded with a ______________ view at the top.

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