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 15

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. Many actors move into becoming ______________ for television after they finish their acting careers.

2. After getting a heart ______________ last November, Mike felt like a new man.

3. The ______________ rate of company failures is having a disastrous effect on unemployment.

4. Thanks to ______________ costs, everyone is expected to agree to a pay freeze for this year.

5. The dog found the cat in his bed and walked off feeling as though he'd been ______________.

6. Living in poverty and ______________, the family struggled to make ends meet.

7. The many dance movies of the 1980s, such as Dirty Dancing and Flashdance, helped to ______________ dancing.

8. After the book club was ______________, it became much more popular.

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