C2 Proficiency

Word Formation Exercise 9

For each question, fill the space in the sentence using the base word given in bold at the end. 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. We decided to increase our advertising spend as we think that may be a very strategy. (effect)
  2. I read an interesting book which spoke about how you can your brain's potential by taking an hour's siesta every day. (maximum)
  3. Steven has lived in Miami all his life so 15 degrees is cool for him. (compare)
  4. The family intervened when they realised Harry was becoming a drinker. (habit)
  5. The team coach pulled Jones off at halftime seeing as he was utterly failing to keep to his position. (design)
  6. I spent a hot, night due to the humidity and went to work exhausted. (sleep)
  7. It's become clear that you don't want to continue working here. You can collect your things and leave on Friday. (increase)
  8. Be sure to check that you have all your with you before leaving the train. (belong)

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