B2 Word Formation excercises (26 pages)

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Word Formation 


Use the word in brackets to form a negative word that fits into each gap. 

1. It was ______________________ of you to laugh at him when he showed us his costume  (KIND). 

2. The headmaster ______________________ of the way his teachers talk with parents (APPROVE). 

3. The departure of the plane was delayed again, which made us even more  ______________________ (PATIENT). 

4. It is ______________________ to smoke in public places. (LEGAL) 

5. He got very ______________________ and made many mistakes (CARE). 6. He was fired because of his ______________________ behaviour. (PROFESSIONAL) 7. She failed at the test because she probably ______________________ the instructions  (UNDERSTAND). 

8. It was another ______________________ attempt to become Prime Minister. (SUCCESSFUL) 9. Mary is an ______________________ person. She doesn't seem to care about the trouble  she causes (RESPONSIBLE). 

10.I normally don't ______________________ with him , but this time I think he's wrong.  (AGREE) 

11.It's ______________________ for the team to win three championships in a row. They aren't  that good . (POSSIBLE) 

12.The suspect was ______________________ to think that he could get away with murder so  easily (SANE). 

13.We are ______________________ to help him. (ABLE) 

14.It's ______________________ to use your cell phone while talking to someone else. (POLITE) 15.Fast food is not only ______________________ , it also leads to obesity. (HEALTHY) 16.He seemed to have ______________________ . Nobody has seen him since last week. (APPEAR)



Prefixes and Negative Words 


Change the words using the prefixes from the box so that they have a negative  meaning. 


1. correct - ______________  2. adequate - ______________  3. rational - ______________  4. like - ______________  

5. fashionable - ______________  6. attractive - ______________  7. trust - ______________  8. limited - ______________  9. certain - ______________  10.guide - ______________  11.polite - ______________  12.acceptable - ______________  13.believable - ______________  14.fair - ______________  

15.behave - ______________  16.obedient - ______________  17.even - ______________  18.logical - ______________  19.personal - ______________  20.continue - ______________  

21.regular - ______________  22.honest - ______________  23.competent - ______________  24.legal - ______________  25.qualified - ______________  26.possible - ______________  27.lock - ______________  

28.perfect - ______________  29.responsible - ______________  30.agreeable - ______________  31.understand - ______________  32.connect - ______________  33.avoidable - ______________  34.complete - ______________  35.accurate - ______________  36.welcome - ______________  37.mature - ______________  38.conscious - ______________  39.patient - ______________  40.cover - ______________ 



Crossword – Word Formation 


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1. We don't know the reason for their  ______________ . (SUCCEED) 

5. There is too much ____________ in today's world  (VIOLENT) 

6. Many people think money is more important  than _________ . (HAPPY) 

9. The weather forecast for the next few days is a  bit ________ . It might rain. (CERTAIN) 

10. He offered the police a detailed ______________  of what had happened. (CONFESS) 

13. All committee members must put their  __________ on the document. (SIGN) 

14. The skier had a lot of ____________ because he  had won the last two races (CONFIDENT) 15. They gave us _____________ to leave early. (PERMIT) 

16. ___________ has gone up over the past years.  There are so many people out of work. (EMPLOY) 

17. It has been a __________________ to meet you. (PLEASE) 


2. Children in kindergarten can be very ________ .  (CREATE) 

3. The building reaches a ___________ of 340  metres. (HIGH) 

4. He doesn't have much ____________ with  children (PATIENT). 

7. The Queen scheduled an important ___________  for this evening. (ANNOUNCE) 

8. I hope she won't ___________ with me. We often  share the same opinion. (AGREE) 

11. The ______________ starts at 8.30 this evening. (PERFORM) 

12. It is ____________ to suspend him from school.  He hasn't done anything wrong. (LOGICAL) 


Word Formation 


Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank. 

1. ____________ are warning about the effects global warming will have on us. (SCIENCE) 

2. Matt quickly came to the _________________ that Jane was not telling the truth. (CONCLUDE) 

3. The _________________ of our flight was delayed due to fog. (ARRIVE) 4. Both teams gave a wonderful _________________ in the match. (PERFORM) 5. Easter Island is famous for its _________________ statues. (ASTONISH) 6. The woman was hit so hard that she lost _________________. (CONSCIOUS) 7. For their own _________________ the visitors of zoos are kept at a distance. (SAFE) 8. You should take the antibiotics for a whole week so that it is _______________. (EFFECT) 9. Jane has been suffering from headaches _________________. (LATE) 

10.Most people believe that it is _________________ that UFOS exist. (PROBABLE) 11.Chris accepted the doctor’s news although it was very _______________ to hear. (PAIN) 12.The first settlers came from _________________ islands of the Pacific. (DISTANCE) 13.This area is very dry, and _________________ is very difficult. (FARM) 

14.Divers went down to a _________________ of over 50 metres. (DEEP) 

15.The book contains a ________________ of anecdotes from the past decades. (COLLECT) 16.Jack, who was an excellent shooter, _________________ missed his target. (REPEAT) 

17.My teacher has been putting together _________________ articles for the yearbook. (INTEREST) 

18._________________ farmers in Japan have figured out a way to produce square-shaped  watermelons. (INNOVATE) 

19.We had _________________ in deciding who would be the best for the job. (DIFFICULT) 20.Even _________________ people can’t buy everything. (WEALTH) 

21.If you plan your trip carefully you will have an _________________ time in China. (FORGET) 

22.There have been _________________ sightings of the Loch Ness monster over the past  decades. (MYSTERY) 

23.European _________________ arrived in Asia in the 15th century. (SAIL) 

24.Imagining all the places you can visit will add a _________________ touch to your  journey. (MAGIC) 

25.The hotel offers a _________________ view of the sea. (SPECTACLE)



Word Formation 


Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank. 

1. You should always take special care with your __________________ when you go for an  interview (APPEAR). 

2. The children’s __________________ at the party was dreadful (BEHAVE). 

3. There’s a great __________________ of houses in most major cities. (SHORT) 4. It is my __________________ that we will fly to Mars some day. (BELIEVE) 5. There is no __________________ between his latest and his earlier books (COMPARE). 

6. Is there any _________________ in the rumour that the Prime Minister is planning to resign? (TRUE) 

7. We nearly died of __________________ when we went to see the new opera. It was so  dreadful (BORING) 

8. Einstein sometimes came to the __________________ that he was wrong about a few things.  (CONCLUDE) 

9. She was extremely intelligent and passed all her exams with __________________. (EASY) 

10.They say that ________________ between companies helps to keep prices down.  (COMPETE) 

11.Their __________________ was delayed because of bad weather. (DEPART) 12.Holiday camps usually provide free __________________. (ENTERTAIN) 

13.We had to get special __________________ to leave early (PERMIT). 

14.Although she was poor, her __________________ wouldn’t allow her to accept any form of  charity (PROUD) 

15.Goodbye. It’s been a __________________ meeting you. (PLEASE) 

16.He was filled with __________________ when he saw the neighbour’s new car (ENVIOUS). 17.The __________________ at the hotel was excellent (SERVE). 

18.The president made his __________________ on prime -time television. (STATE) 19.His __________________ to comment on the allegations made him look guilty. (REFUSE) 20.If you want to lose __________________ you'd better eat less. (WEIGH) 

21.The prisoner escaped to __________________ by hiding in the boot of the car. (FREE) 22.What started out as __________________ soon turned into real love (FRIENDLY). 

23.People watched in __________________ as the helicopter crashed into the nearby TV mast. (HORRIBLE) 

24.He received __________________ from his father after the tragic accident. (ASSIST) 25. Freedom from __________________ should be a human right. (POOR)



Word Formation 


Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank. 

1. Many families lost their homes and all of their _______________________. (POSSESS) 

2. _______________________will be provided for the first two weeks of your stay. (ACCOMMODATE) 

3. Many __________________countries have failed to catch up with industrial nations. (DEVELOP) 

4. _______________________went on throughout the night. (CELEBRATE) 

5. They were able to resolve the problem through careful ________________. (NEGOTIATE). 6. Some people tend to look down on those who are less ___________________. (FORTUNE) 7. After a few ____________________difficulties they decided to cancel the project. (EXPECT) 8. Most people will take a _______________________job if they get well-paid. (STRESS) 

9. He was so surprised that he was _______________________to make the speech. (ABLE) 10.The _______________________is currently on display at the new gallery. (EXHIBIT) 

11.Unfortunately, travelling by plane also has some _______________________. (ADVANTAGE) 

12.There are several run-down districts in the city where _______________________is in a  bad state (HOUSE). 

13.In _______________________to many complaints by residents, we decided to make the  area a no-parking zone. (RESPOND) 

14.He works for a company that imports diving _______________________. (EQUIP) 

15.He wrote an _______________________, in which he describes how he had gone through  his troubling days as an adolescent. (BIOGRAPHY) 

16.A limited _____________________of the author’s works will be published next year. (EDIT) 

17.The _______________________that banks charge for borrowing money has gone up.  (PERCENT) 

18.Many men believe that bringing up children is the _______________________of women.  (RESPONSIBLE) 

19.The judge sentenced the boy to two weeks of community ___________________ (SERVE). 

20.Up to now the government’s _______________________programme has been very  successful. (CONSERVE)



Word Formation 


Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank. 

1. Make sure you have something ________________________ to say before you stand up and  speak (CONSTRUCT). 

2. A new ________________________ centre is being built outside the town. (INDUSTRY) 3. Trees are being cut down to provide ________________________ parking space. (ADD) 4. The school is located in a quiet ________________________ area (RESIDENT) 5. I don’t think your demands are very ________________________. (REASON) 6. She was a very ________________________ woman (AMBITION). 

7. She became the ________________________ owner of a gigantic estate. (WEALTH) 8. An ________________________ thing happened to me yesterday (AMUSE) 9. Exercise can be ________________________ provided you do not overdo it (BENEFIT). 10.We had an ________________________ time at the party (ENJOY) 

11.Swimming is an ________________________ way of keeping fit (EFFECT) 

12.Our town library is facing serious ________________________ problems (FINANCE). 13.Some people remain ________________________ well into their eighties (ACT). 14.She was very ________________________ about her bad behaviour (APOLOGY) 15.The police became ________________________ when he started telling lies (SUSPECT) 16.Writing a book can be a very ________________________ experience (SATISFY) 17.He had lost so much weight it was hardly ________________________ (RECOGNISE) 18.My cousin is very ________________________ and loves doing sports (COMPETE) 19. ________________________ people are often said an uncommunicative (CREATE) 20.The management think they will succeed, but I am rather _____________________ (DOUBT) 21.It was a very ________________________ film (DISAPPOINT) 

22.British weather can be very ________________________ (CHANGE) 

23.He must have ________________________ me and brought me the wrong book  (UNDERSTAND). 

24.The troops’ ________________________ were monitored closely in the command room.  (MOVE) 

25.Details of the examination have not been ___________________ to the public. (CLOSE)



Word Formation 


Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank. 

1. I love listening to people speaking Italian. It’s a very ___________________ language. (POET) 2. My ___________________ salary tripled in the last 5 years. (MONTH) 

3. He founded the company at the age of 22 and became a very ___________________  entrepreneur. (WEALTH) 

4. It was a ___________________ device, so I threw it away. (USE) 

5. I just like to go for a Sunday walk in the park. It’s very ___________________ there. (PEACE) 6. She is ___________________ that she can pass the exam. (CONFIDENCE) 7. All the buildings in the town centre are ___________________ to disabled people. (ACCESS) 

8. The weather in England is not very ___________________. It can change very quickly.  (PREDICT) 

9. Due to bad weather, the ___________________ will be delayed for about an hour. (FLY) 10.I couldn’t do anything with the ___________________ he gave me. (ADVISE) 

11.He ___________________ told himself that there had to be some solution to the problem. (REPEAT) 

12.If you want to go on an ___________________ holiday, try backpacking and staying at  youth hostels. (EXPENSIVE) 

13.Philipp showed his ___________________ at not having been nominated for the match.  (DISAPPOINT) 

14.___________________ is an important virtue in life. (HONEST) 

15.Duke Ellington was a famous jazz ___________________. (MUSIC) 

16.Maria found a ___________________ job right after she had graduated. (SUIT) 

17.The president’s ___________________ speech was broadcast all over the country.  (ACCEPT) 

18.Florence Nightingale made nursing a very ___________________ profession. (RESPECT) 19.Some patients cannot be cured by ___________________ medicine. (CONVENTION) 

20.Many actors suffer from ___________________ when they go out on the stage for the first  time. (NERVOUS)



Word Formation 


Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank. 

1. The submarine had gone down to a __________________ of 3,000 metres before communications broke off. (DEEP) 

2. The woman received many medals for her __________________. (BRAVE) 

3. __________________ not only destroys trees but also releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. (FOREST) 

4. Mozart is one of the most famous __________________ of classical music. (COMPOSE) 5. The television series was __________________ popular all over the world. (IMMENSE) 6. The exhibition aims at raising public __________________. (AWARE) 

7. The __________________ of coral reefs is one of the biggest problems of the world’s oceans. (DESTROY) 

8. I was having a serious __________________ with my sister when mom came in. (CONVERSE) 

9. Abraham Lincoln was a very __________________ president. (ORDINARY) 10.The fee is not __________________. It’s what everyone has to pay. (NEGOTIATE) 

11.Illegal hunting __________________ the __________________ of certain animal species. (THREAT, SURVIVE) 

12.Parrots are admired for their __________________ and __________________. (BEAUTIFUL, INTELLIGENT) 

13.The ballet dancer moved __________________ across the stage during her __________________. (GRACE, PERFORM) 

14.The software must be installed by a __________________ employee. (QUALIFY) 15.Cities are much too __________________ for me to live in. (NOISE) 

16.He received __________________ from all the major companies. (DONATE) 17.__________________, not enough is done to fight global warming. (FORTUNATE) 

18.Luggage and other bags must not be left __________________ for security reasons. (ATTEND) 

19.I am writing to express my __________________ with the notebook I bought at your shop a few days ago. (SATISFY) 

20.He is __________________ to be on time. He always shows up late. (LIKE)



Word Formation 


Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank. 

1. He had lost his ___________________ card so he couldn’t get into the restricted area.  (MEMBER) 

2. ___________________, the team had never won an important game. (SURPISE) 3. The ___________________ of the team cost him millions of dollars. (OWNER) 

4. When the woman accused him of sexual ___________________, the politician quickly issued  a ___________________. (HARASS, DENY) 

5. The boss demanded an ___________________ as to why I was late for work (EXPLAIN). 

6. People use internet shopping ___________________ to find out where they can buy the  cheapest products. (DIRECT) 

7. He is often ill because of his ___________________ lifestyle. (HEALTH) 

8. The police are looking into the ___________________ of five young people. (APPEAR) 9. The new hotel at the beach offers a ___________________ view of the seaside. (SPECTACLE) 10.People with sleeping ___________________ should go and see their doctors. (ORDER) 

11.The boss promised a bonus to all the ___________________ at the end of the year. (EMPLOY) 

12.The new jumping suit was designed to reduce wind ___________________. (RESIST) 13.Her business is very __________________. She has made a lot of profit this year. (SUCCEED) 14.There was a _________________ man outside my house, so I called the police (SUSPECT) 15.Watching quiz shows can improve your general ___________________ (KNOW). 

16.The spray is very effective for the ___________________ of burns and similar injuries.  (TREAT) 

17.The manager of the shop promised to send me a ___________________ for the broken  Bluetooth speakers. (REPLACE) 

18.The new supermarket has a wide ___________________ of organic products. (VARY) 19.Mum, you must remind me of my dentist _________________ this afternoon. (APPOINT) 

20.Although chess is a very ___________________ sport, it can be boring sometimes.  (CHALLENGE)



Word Formation 


Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank. 

1. What the politician did was thought to be very _________________ . (HONEST) 

2. The headmaster received _________________ from the school authorities to open up a second class. (PERMIT) 

3. The way people dress shows the kind of _________________ they possess. (PERSON) 

4. I haven’t got the _________________ to go to the headmaster and tell him what I think. (CONFIDENT) 

5. The building has a special _________________ for _________________ people. (ENTER, ABLE) 

6. The _________________ told me which room I had to go to. (ASSIST) 

7. In my _________________ it was the right thing to do. (JUDGE) 

8. The _________________ in the hotel was fantastic. Everyone was so _________________. (SERVE, FRIEND) 

9. I’m in a _________________ with a wonderful woman I met a few months ago. (RELATION) 

10.I am really _________________ for your help. Maybe I can help you too sometime. (GREAT) 

11.He turned out to be a big _____________. I’ll never believe him again. (LIE) 

12.A _________________ of men's salaries with those of women shows that females still get ________________ pay. (COMPARE, EQUAL) 

13.An automatic driving assistant can be _________________ in certain situations. (USE) 

14.The _________________ halls of major airports are always full during the holiday season. (DEPART) 

15.I had an _________________ at the dentist’ so I had to call off everything else. (APPOINT) 16. He has physical _________________ you can’t even dream of. (ABLE) 

17.The coach made the _________________ to discipline three players of his team. (DECIDE) 

18.I had no idea that the jewellery was so _________________. (VALUE) 

19._________________ hardly ever tell the _________________. (POLTICS, TRUE) 

20.The children had a _________________ _________________. Look at what they drew! (LIVE, IMAGINE)



Word Formation 


Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank. 

1. They suffered great ___________________ on the expedition because the temperatures  were almost ___________________. (COMFORT, BEAR) 

2. There is absolutely no basis for the ___________________ against him. (ACCUSE) 3. The vacuum cleaner had a ___________________ switch, so I sent it back. (FAULT) 

4. The envelope had a “___________________” stamp on it, so nobody else was allowed to  open it. (CONFIDENT) 

5. The new invention has already been used ___________________ in tests. (EXTEND) 

6. The ___________________ force of the earthquake led hundreds of people being killed.  (DESTROY) 

7. Although he is a good student, he ___________________ disrupts the lessons. (CONTINUE) 

8. He can’t stand having nothing to do. He’s simply not used to being __________________.  (ACT) 

9. The scientists have to improve the ___________________ of the engine, otherwise it won’t go  into mass production. (EFFICIENT) 

10.The police saw that there were ___________________ leading to the car. (FOOT) 11.Stalingrad was one of the ___________________ battles of World War II. (DECIDE) 12.The ___________________ is accused of shoplifting. (DEFEND) 

13.To “brexit” has become a ___________________ word so everyone knows what you mean. (HOUSE) 

14.It was ___________________ to blame the boy for breaking the window. It wasn’t his fault.  (JUST) 

15.People shouldn’t’ be judged by their ___________________, but by what they have to say.  (APPEAR) 

16.The authorities don’t know where the terrorists got the _________________. (EXPLODE) 

17.I value his ___________________ and ___________________, but this time he showed a lack of  ___________________. (FRIEND, LOYAL, JUDGE) 

18.The promises that the politicians made were simply ___________________. Nobody really  believed anything. (LAUGH) 

19.It is ___________________ for such a person to be in a high office. (FIT) 

20.The plane crashed into the mountains and, ___________________, caused several fatalities.  (FORTUNE)



Word Formation 


Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank. 

1. We have to __________________ the pressure or otherwise the object will break. (LIGHT) 2. CNN showed exclusive __________________ of the incident. (FOOT) 

3. There has been an argument about the __________________ of the island for several  decades. (OWN) 

4. The __________________ of the air in the mountain regions is much better than at sea  level. (PURE) 

5. She attended __________________ classes because it was her first baby. (MOTHER) 

6. Many people in the Third World cannot even buy the __________________ of life.  (NECESSARY) 

7. They went on a __________________ tour of Asia. (PACK) 

8. Please come to my office at the end of the week, __________________ on Friday afternoon (PREFER) 

9. The whole committee was impressed by the __________________ of the plan (ORIGIN). 

10.He fell behind with his __________________, so they took away almost everything he  had. (PAY) 

11.The dictator showed his __________________ by locking up the dissidents. (PLEASE) 

12.The prosecutor did not make any __________________ to what the defence had to say.  (OBJECT) 

13.The suspect was __________________ without getting a fair trial. (PRISON) 14.It was a __________________ attempt of the opposition party to gain power. (SHAME) 

15.The trade unions made __________________ demands that were rejected in the  negotiations. (REASON) 

16.The travellers received __________________ compensation for the delayed  __________________. (PART, DEPART) 

17.She dyed her hair and wore new, fashionable clothes, so she was almost  __________________. (RECOGNISE) 

18.The book cost $26 plus $5 for __________________. (POST) 

19.The average __________________ in this part of the country is about 80 inches a year.  (RAIN) 

20.It’s a good plan in theory but probably __________________ in practice. (WORK)



Word Formation 


Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank. 

1. The ____________________ from the Department of Education gave a press conference.  (OFFICE) 

2. It was a great ____________________ to meet such a famous ____________________. I had  never met one before. (PLEASE, POLITICS) 

3. When I came to the city after 20 years it was completely ____________________.  Everything was so different. (RECOGNISE) 

4. Young people who grew up in the 1960s lived in a ____________________ society. Almost  everything was allowed. (PERMIT) 

5. The mountains in Central Asia reach _________________ of over 8,000 metres. (HIGH) 6. My dad always has to take sides. He is never ____________________. (OBJECT) 7. I have been ____________________ of him since the day I met him. (SUSPECT) 8. Phil got a ____________________ job at a kiosk selling morning newspapers. (PART) 

9. The weather is going to turn bad in the next few days and we're in for some  ____________________. (RAIN) 

10.I have a ____________________ for old cars. I already have a few in my garage. (PREFER) 11.He is studying ____________________ at the local university. (MECHANIC) 

12.Some people are so poor they can't even buy the basic ____________________ of life.  (NECESSARY) 

13.There were many ____________________ for the job, but only two of them had the  necessary ____________________. (APPLY, QUALIFY) 

14.Could you empty the ____________________ on your way out ? (DUST) 

15.My brother is such an ____________________ young man. He never does any exercise  and seldom goes out of the house. (ACT) 

16.The driver was ____________________ because he crossed one of the side-lines.  (QUALIFY) 

17.She is such a ____________________, friendly and honest person. (TRUST) 

18.The school staff is making the last ____________________ for their Open Day on Saturday. (PREPARE) 

19.You finger is ____________________. What have you done? (BLOOD) 

20.John made some ____________________ points against a strong opponent. (DECIDE)



Word Formation 


Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank. 

1. Happiness and misery are two values that are hardly __________________. (MEASURE) 

2. City authorities invested in better street __________________in order to reduce crime. (LIGHT) 

3. __________________, the car got out of control and crashed into the tree. (FORTUNE) 4. People who are __________________often get benefits from the state. (EMPLOY) 5. My __________________told me that my rent was due next week. (LAND) 6. The __________________came to the house and fixed the faulty wires. (ELECTRIC) 7. It was not my __________________to embarrass him in front of everyone. (INTEND) 8. Technicians are trying to keep the reactor from __________________ (HEAT). 

9. Michael is __________________on his father and always has to ask him for financial support. (DEPEND) 

10.The law proved to be __________________. Nobody cared about it. (EFFECT) 

11.When a rescue team arrived at the site they found that a few passengers were still  __________________ (LIVE). 

12.We have had a few __________________lately, but on the whole, we are getting along  fine. (AGREE) 

13.She came from a __________________middle-class family. (RESPECT) 

14.He is __________________to be a teacher. He simply can't manage a class. (FIT) 

15.She surprised her coaches with a __________________performance. Everything she did  was perfect (FAULT). 

16.The test was __________________easy. I have done more difficult ones. (COMPARE) 17. The __________________died at once when Sandy came in. (LAUGH) 18.People no longer have confidence in our __________________system. (JUST) 19.All natural minerals contain __________________. (PURE) 

20.The bottles are designed to be __________________up to ten times. (USE)



Word Formation 


Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank. 

1. The chairman had made his ____________________ statement before the real proceedings  began. (INTRODUCE) 

2. You can't ____________________ expect to win every game of the season. (REAL) 3. This is a very quiet ____________________ neighbourhood. (RESIDE) 

4. When I finished school, I decided to start a career in ____________________. (JOURNAL) 

5. The ____________________ of getting caught stealing some apples from your neighbour's  garden is very low. (LIKE) 

6. She won a ____________________ from a very prestigious American university. (SCHOLAR) 

7. He's an ____________________ man and very handsome too. So, I guess you could date him. (MARRY) 

8. The two countries agreed to ____________________ in certain sections of the economy. (OPERATE) 

9. The ____________________ came into the stadium and listened to what the players had to  say. (SUPERVISE) 

10.He is a nice child but often ____________________ when it comes to following rules. (OBEY) 11.The rent is ____________________ in advance. (PAY) 

12.There was an ____________________ on his side to cooperate with the authorities. (WILLING) 

13.He has not seen his children since his ____________________. (PRISON) 

14.Our team scored the __________________ goal in the last minute of the match. (DECIDE) 

15.Some ____________________ end up in the atmosphere and ultimately in the air that we  breathe. (POLLUTE) 

16.The government has left many citizens ____________________ about the new tax laws.  (INFORM) 

17. According to the ________________ there will be no more English lessons this week. (TIME) 18.It must be a ____________________. I never intended to offend anyone. (UNDERSTAND) 

19.The President of the United States is ____________________ to appoint justices to the  Supreme Court. (POWER) 

20.Over the years the conflict ____________________, and more and more people were killed. (INTENSE)



Word Formation 


Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank. 

1. James quickly __________________ and got into the hot bathtub. (DRESS) 2. We made a few __________________ to the design of the car. (ADJUST) 

3. We __________________ the strength of their team. That's why we lost. (ESTIMATE) 4. He is fortunate to have the __________________ to listen to several people at once. (ABLE) 

5. The __________________ of John F. Kennedy was one of the key events of the 1960s.  (ASSASSINATE) 

6. How can you be so __________________ to her feelings? She's just lost her father. (SENSE) 7. Every student must take an __________________ exam. (ENTER) 

8. According to his __________________ of the situation we were facing a major conflict.  (ASSESS) 

9. It was one of the many __________________ they faced on the long journey. (HARD) 10.She has been a __________________ for over 20 years. (LIBRARY) 

11.She was asked if she was taking any __________________ at the moment. (MEDICINE) 12.The police got the necessary information from their __________________. (INFORM) 

13.All civil servants are sworn to _______________ and cannot speak about certain things. (SECRET) 

14.Old people are mostly afraid of __________________. That's why they often keep a pet.  (LONELY) 

15.You can wear your shirt and a pair of jeans. It's an __________________ event. (FORMAL) 16.You have __________________ my name. It's Johnson, not Johnston. (SPELL) 17.He went to the club for __________________. (COMPANION) 

18.The government's actions towards reducing pollution were __________________.  (PRAISE) 

19.Most experts say that the painting is not a __________________. (FORGE) 20.The pain became __________________, so we had to call an ambulance. (ENDURE) 21.The __________________ of the whole country is at stake. (STABLE) 

22.She claimed her __________________ and said she had never been at the scene of the  crime. (INNOCENT) 

23.He never regained __________________ and died a few weeks after the accident. (CONSIOUS) 

24.Edgar Allan Poe was one of the great ________________ figures of his age. (LITERATURE) 25.When I heard what had happened, I was __________________. (SPEAK)



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Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank. 

1. Real Madrid are expected to win the ___________________ this season. (CHAMPION) 2. She had a rough ___________________. Nobody really cared about her. (CHILD) 3. Leather ___________________ are much cheaper than genuine leather bags. (IMITATE) 4. Causing such a panic in public wasn't a very ___________________ thing to do. (SENSE) 

5. The government has shown no ___________________ to cooperate with the  environmentalists. (WILLING) 

6. We had an ___________________ day at the beach. I'll always remember it. (FORGET) 

7. With the ___________________ of Herbie everyone enjoyed the ___________________. (EXCEPT,  PERFORM) 

8. You can't withdraw from the ___________________ after you have signed the document.  (AGREE) 

9. The soldier ___________________ the orders and was immediately ___________________.  (OBEY, CHARGE) 

10.In her youth she was such a ___________________ dancer. (GRACE) 

11.You are such a ___________________ young man. When are you going to grow up? (CHILD) 12.He is so ___________________ and he's handsome too. (ROMANCE) 

13.I ___________________ to call the police if he didn't leave my house. (THREAT) 

14.The ___________________ of the company told us that nobody would lose their jobs.  (MANAGE) 

15.We explained that he wouldn't tolerate any ___________________ from other parties.  (INTERFERE) 

16.It was a ___________________ performance. (MARVEL) 

17.The TV station provided its audience with live _________________ of the event. (COVER) 18.These new cars are much more ___________________ than the older models. (ECONOMY) 19.Despite the poor ___________________ the pilot made a perfect landing. (VISIBLE) 20.She wrote excellent essays, but her __________________ was rather bad. (PRONOUNCE) 21.I had no ___________________ of hurting your feelings. I'm so sorry. (INTEND) 

22.A new survey shows that computers and smartphones do not ___________________ relationships in families. (WEAK) 

23.It came as a great _________________ to us when we found out that he was still alive.  (RELIEVE) 

24.The documents that were stolen were highly ___________________. (CONFIDENCE) 25. It was an ___________________ virus that nobody had ever heard about before. (KNOW)



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Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank. 

1. Leading ______________________ have warned about the danger to animal species around the world. (ZOO) 

2. In her application she emphasized the ______________________ skills she had acquired over the years. (SECRETARY) 

3. The ______________________ effects of losing a job can be very serious. (PSYCHOLOGY) 4. She has received three marriage ______________________ this year. (PROPOSE) 5. The use of dictionaries at the final exam is not ______________________. (PERMIT) 

6. The ______________________ was not convicted because there was no conclusive evidence. (DEFEND) 

7. We live in an ______________________ world, so people and governments make mistakes all the time. (PERFECT) 

8. She is an ______________________ young woman, full of life. (ENERGY) 

9. There are several ______________________ species living in the rainforest, which still need to be categorized. (KNOWN) 

10.I am not willing to accept your ______________________ all the time. You have to behave properly. (RUDE) 

11.The new travel ______________________ opened for business last summer. (AGENT) 

12.The ______________________ was so beautiful that we decided to go there again sometime next year. (SCENE) 

13.She made a large financial ______________________ to the organisation. (CONTRIBUTE) 

14.______________________ has gone down, and the prices of raw materials have increased. (PRODUCT) 

15.The pupils' drawings were a part of the school's art exhibition. (DRAW) 

16.He felt an ______________________ to help the company he had been the CEO of for so many years. (OBLIGE) 

17.If you need any ______________________, please call me. (ASSIST) 

18.I am normally not ______________________, but I felt bad when we saw that our hotel room was on the 13th floor. (SUPERSTITION) 

19.Mom opened the door and ______________________ crept into the room. (CAUTION) 20.The server was offline due to ______________________ issues. (MAINTAIN)



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Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank. 

1. The manager took all the negative effects into ___________________ . (CONSIDER) 2. Not all teenagers behave ___________________. (AGGRESSION) 

3. I forgot about my ___________________ at the dentist's. (APPOINT) 

4. ___________________, nobody was injured in the accident. (LUCKY) 

5. Before his death he transferred the ___________________ of his company to his three  children. (OWN) 

6. My friend is such a ___________________ person. He always lies to the teacher. (HONEST) 7. Driving without a licence is ___________________ in all states. (LEGAL) 

8. My parents say I am ___________________ of having a girlfriend for longer than three  months. (CAPABLE) 

9. Parents lose ___________________ of the fact that most teachers try to do their best. (SEE) 10.In his lessons the history teacher put ___________________ on World War II. (EMPHASIZE) 11.To my ___________________, the bungalow was very ___________________. (AMAZE, SPACE) 

12.___________________ is the most important time in a child's upbringing. (ADOLESCENT) 

13.The shop owner provided me with a free ___________________ because the original  machine was faulty. (REPLACE) 

14.It's an ___________________ to see ___________________ in such situations. (EMBARRASS,  POLITICS) 

15.The apartment was not ___________________, so I got myself a new one. (AFFORD) 

16.The thief entered the house and demanded all the woman's ___________________.  (SAVE) 

17.My parents ___________________ me to go on to university. (COURAGE) 

18.The coach was fired because he didn't reach the ___________________ levels of the club. (EXPECT) 

19.When I looked at the boy's ___________________, I ___________________ saw that he was  very talented. (DRAW, IMMEDIATE) 

20.The secretary handed in his ___________________ and left the office. (RESIGN)



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Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank. 

1. The ___________________ gave us a ___________________ of how the new machine works.  (REPRESENT, DEMONSTRATE) 

2. The old man has no ___________________ of what happened yesterday morning.  (RECOLLECT) 

3. The ___________________ team went through to the semi-finals. (WIN) 

4. I had problems coping with the ___________________ in Central Africa. (HUMID) 5. When I started university, I got a monthly ___________________ from my parents. (ALLOW) 6. All major channels provided ___________________ of the inauguration. (COVER) 7. My sister's sudden ___________________ came as a surprise to everyone. (DEPART) 

8. The managers are ___________________ to agree to the workers' demands. It would ruin  the company. (LIKE) 

9. She became the ___________________ director of the largest company in town. (MANAGE) 10.Our success is ___________________ on everyone's hard work. (DEPEND) 11.It was the ___________________ sound of a train coming towards us. (MISTAKE) 12.There is no ___________________ between the two types of virus. (SIMILAR) 

13.I don't understand how she can eat so much without gaining any ___________________.  (WEIGH) 

14.The doctor said that the athlete's ___________________ would take months. (RECOVER) 15.The claims he brought forward were completely ___________________. (BASE) 

16.This tablet will ___________________ you to access your files ___________________ you are. (ABLE, WHERE) 

17.An ___________________ of mine works at the department store. (ACQUAINT) 18.I looked up her number in the phone ___________________. (DIRECT) 

19.I told him to ___________________ his voice. (LOW) 

20.All ___________________ will be instructed about the takeover tomorrow. (EMPLOY)



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Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank. 

1. The _____________________ of the Premier League has been agreed upon by all the  managers. (CONTINUE) 

2. I am so _____________________ with your report. Surely, you can do better. (SATISFY) 

3. Lewis and Clarke were famous _____________________ who explored the Missouri River.  (ADVENTURE) 

4. The faster you drive the less _____________________ your car becomes. (ECONOMY) 

5. The _____________________ lasted for several minutes when the performers came on the  stage. (APPLAUD) 

6. If they hadn't won the _____________________, they would have had to pay the players less.  (CHAMPION) 

7. John was a big _____________________ who spent all his money in casinos. (GAMBLE) 8. You should be proud of your _____________________ over the last three years. (ACHIEVE) 9. She always does her homework with great _____________________. (ACCURATE) 

10.The city displays a relaxed, _____________________ atmosphere that takes you back in time.  (COLONY) 

11.It's _____________________ to say that they lost the game because they defended so poorly.  (NEED) 

12.The books at that shop are so _____________________ even poor people can afford them.  (EXPENSIVE) 

13.He was the right person to fill the _____________________. (VACANT) 

14.The patient has shown a great ____________________ to fight off the disease. (DETERMINE) 

15.PCs and tablets are a part of almost all _____________________ in the industrialised world.  (HOUSE) 

16.A _____________________ of virus strains were found in the water. (VARY) 

17._____________________ progress has been made in the development of tropical medicine.  (REMARK) 

18.Police are examining the _____________________ of the boy next door. (APPEAR) 19.His friend is _____________________ to live on such a low salary. (ABLE) 20.I felt _____________________ during my stay at the hospital. (MISERY)



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Use the word in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank. 

1. The governor tried to raise some financial __________________ for his humanitarian  project. (BACK) 

2. The government passed a new law that will __________________ stealing passwords  from others. (CRIME) 

3. There was a lot of food left at the party because I __________________ the number of guests who would come. (CALCULATE) 

4. Her behaviour was __________________ and very rude. (CIVIL) 

5. He reacted to the crime in shock and __________________ (BELIEVE). 

6. The evidence against the two accused was __________________, so they were allowed to  leave the courtroom. (CONCLUDE) 

7. The __________________ of electricity was a milestone of modern history. (DISCOVER) 8. I'm responsible for taking care of you in your parents' __________________ (ABSENT). 

9. There is a lack of __________________ in the articles she writes. They are all the same.  (CREATE) 

10.You should take the offer. It's an __________________ price for a two-week holiday in  Spain. (BEAT) 

11.I asked the manager to __________________ a few points in the agreement before we  came around to the signing. (CLEAR) 

12.Karl Marx had the idea of creating a __________________ society. (CLASS) 

13.From the balcony we could see all the __________________ arriving in their shiny cars.  (CELEBRATE) 

14.Allied forces __________________ the enemy lines for several weeks. (BOMB) 

15.Here is the data of three __________________ houses for sale in your neighbourhood. (COMPARE) 

16.The young lady claimed to be a victim of child __________________ (USE). 

17.The plaintiff was present at the trial but there was no sign of the __________________  (DEFEND). 

18.Indian food can be __________________ as hot and spicy. (CHARACTER) 19.When two people split up neither of them is completely __________________. (BLAME) 20.The __________________ of the bank was inevitable. (CLOSE)