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 3

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 ______________ of any manned mission to the planets will be increased if a secure fuel supply can be found beforehand.

2. His behaviour in his father's presence caused his ______________ and his sister ended up ______________ the whole family fortune.

3. Most of the engine's problems are due to ______________. The car has been parked here for nearly a year.

4. You can't help but ______________ the government when different ministers are giving out ______________ statements about policy.

5. As he took more and more drugs to counter the disease, he became ______________ incoherent and confusing.

6. If you would only ______________ the role of your father in the success of your company, there wouldn't be so much bad blood between you.

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