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 13

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. Your dog is ______________ intelligent. You should try and get him on TV!

2. The damage to the car after the accident was ______________ and repairs cost a fortune.

3. The latest Impressionist exhibition is a wonderful ______________ spectacle.

4. My son was very ______________ accused of cheating at school. I will help to prove his innocence.

5. Scientists now understand how much nutritional ______________ there is in a coconut.

6. There is an ______________ collection of Egyptian relics at the British Museum in London.

7. She bribed a politician in an attempt to ______________ her career.

8. ______________ as I am to speaking in public, I'll make this as short as possible.

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