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 7

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. Walk on for about half a mile and when you see the ______________ in the forest

2. I don't know why I rang you so late. I just had this ______________ ______________ to speak to you.

3. ______________ of how you feel about it, this company has to go ahead with the redundancy plan.

4. The boy was punished for an ______________ to apologise to the two boys.

5. Anthony is a quiet, ______________ type. You will always find him reading or studying something.

6. This plane is also fitted with the latest ground ______________ radar and a totally ______________ take-off and landing system.

7. These solar batteries will work not only when the sun is shining but as long as there is any ______________.

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