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 14

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. Unless you ______________ your mistakes, you'll never succeed in making up for them.

2. I've made some ______________ decisions this year, but all in all, I've done well.

3. Though he didn't win the race, he finished a ______________ third.

4. The weather is so ______________ in the British Isles that it's difficult to know what to wear.

5. I don't doubt the ______________ of this new gadget, but we simply don't have the money to buy it.

6. The ______________ of Jeremy in this department has been a disaster. He'll need to be replaced.

7. The teacher was furious that Emma had again turned in ______________ work.

8. After his shocking ______________, Nigel managed to find a new job and get his finances back in order.

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