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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 9 - 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. Rabbits are often seen as __SYMBOLIC__ figures at Easter, representing rebirth and springtime.
symbol

2. Harry should have checked the __DEPTH__ of the swimming pool before allowing his children in. There could have been an accident.
deep

3. The rocks appear to be stationary but in the high winds that whip across this desert landscape, they are in reality moving __IMPERCEPTIBLY__.
perceive

4. You may laugh Inspector, but it is not __WHOLLY__ apparent to us why you should suspect anyone in this room of having carried out this murder.
whole

5. So many asteroids finish their days by crashing into Jupiter due to its huge __GRAVITATIONAL__ pull.
gravity

6. The criminal act of numerous factories dumping waste into the area's rivers has led to __DANGEROUSLY__ high __TOXICITY__ levels.
dangerous
toxic

7. Given the small __LIKELIHOOD__ of fire in this part of the building, one fire __EXTINGUISHER__ should suffice.
likely
extinguish

8. The final vote was 128 for, 173 against with 21 __ABSTENTIONS__. The government has been humiliated by this defeat.
abstain

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