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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 5 - Answer Sheet

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. That sign on the truck means that it is carrying __EXPLOSIVE__ materials.

2. Due to __INFLATION__, house prices in this area have become totally __UNAFFORDABLE__. We may to look somewhere cheaper.

3. It says here at the end of your CV that you can give us three __REFERENCES__ from your old job.

4. The __MODERNIZATION__ of the factory will be a very __COSTLY__ exercise but vital for the employment situation in this town.

5. Are you sure the __MILOMETER__ is working properly on this truck? It must have done more than twenty thousand.

6. That was a very __SATISFYING__ meal: very __TASTY__ and filling!

NOTE: not SATISFACTORY which has a meaning of "just about good enough, but nothing special."

7. This country house was the scene where the __INFAMOUS__ murderer Collins was finally arrested.
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