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 8.

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. You need to take three of these red pills ______________.

2. He is being very ______________ about his whereabouts last night.

3. It is his ______________ which I find so ______________. He is normally such a truthful boy!

4. If you look on the other side of the cup, you will find a small ______________ with the name of the original manufacturer.

5. Reports on the invasion are still very unclear, as are the ______________ of what this will prompt the government to do.

6. The next time you are in a dark place in the countryside at night, look up at the night sky and wonder at the ______________ stars set out in the heavens before you.

7. This new law will not only affect cinemas in the United States but could have ______________ significant effects on the film industry ______________.

8. As he was walking home late last night, Mr. Jones saw a strange ______________ shape in the sky and rang the police immediately.

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