Cae Word Formation 1 - Forming Nouns

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Cae Word Formation 1 - Forming Nouns - Quiz

Practice forming nouns with these with these word formation exercises for the Cambridge Advanced Exam.
Instructions You may need to use negatives or plurals. Complete each gap with an appropriate noun form of the word in bold and capitals at the end of the sentence.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Some people question the ___________________ of going on a diet when most people put weight straight back on afterwards. WISE

    The word "wise" is related to the concept of wisdom, which refers to the ability to make good judgments and decisions based on knowledge and experience. In the context of the question, people are questioning the wisdom of going on a diet because they believe that most people regain the weight they lost afterwards. This suggests that they are questioning whether it is wise or sensible to embark on a diet if it is likely to be unsuccessful in the long term.

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    He prefers to go to Lidl because of its __________________ to where he lives. CLOSE

    The person prefers to go to Lidl because of its closeness to where he lives. This suggests that Lidl is located nearby and is convenient for the person to access. They likely choose Lidl over other options because it is closer in proximity to their residence, making it more convenient for them to shop there.

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    There is a strong feeling amongst the population that there should be an _________________ on Government spending to help the economy. EMPHASIZE

    The correct answer is "emphasis". In this context, the word "emphasis" refers to a strong focus or priority placed on controlling or limiting government spending in order to support and improve the economy. This suggests that people believe that putting a significant emphasis on reducing government spending is necessary and beneficial for the overall economic well-being of the population.

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    The Council is surprised at the number of   ___________________________ in hotels on the coast. VACANT

    The Council is surprised at the number of vacancies in hotels on the coast. This suggests that there are a high number of empty rooms available for booking in the hotels along the coast. The Council may have expected the hotels to be fully booked or have a low number of vacancies, but the actual situation is different. This could indicate a lack of demand for hotel rooms in that area or other factors that are affecting the occupancy rate of the hotels.

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    Radiation sickness is an illness that is caused by excessive ___________________ to radiation. EXPOSE

    Radiation sickness is an illness that is caused by excessive exposure to radiation. Exposure to high levels of radiation can damage cells and tissues in the body, leading to symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, hair loss, and fatigue. Prolonged or intense exposure to radiation can have serious long-term health effects, including an increased risk of cancer. Therefore, it is important to minimize exposure to radiation through protective measures such as wearing lead aprons or using shielding devices in environments where radiation is present.

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  • 6. 

    Do you know any good websites with ideas for romantic marriage ________________? PROPOSE

    The question asks for websites with ideas for romantic marriage proposals. The word "proposals" in the answer indicates that the websites should provide suggestions, tips, or inspiration for creative and romantic ways to propose marriage.

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    ______________________ and stubborness are often the cause of problems at work and home. FLEXIBLE 

    Inflexibility refers to the unwillingness or inability to adapt or change one's thoughts, behaviors, or actions. When someone is inflexible, they are resistant to new ideas, suggestions, or compromises. This can lead to conflicts and difficulties in both work and home environments. Inflexible individuals may struggle to collaborate with others, find it challenging to solve problems, and may have difficulty adjusting to changes or unexpected situations. Their rigid mindset and refusal to consider alternative perspectives can create tension and hinder effective communication and problem-solving.

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    The global food crisis is causing escalating price rises and _________________ in basic foods. SHORT

    The global food crisis is causing escalating price rises and shortages in basic foods. This means that there is a lack of availability or supply of basic foods, leading to higher prices as demand exceeds the available quantity.

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    The _______________ of some university courses makes me question their existence! RELEVANT

    The word "irrelevance" means the lack of relevance or importance. In the given sentence, the speaker is expressing their doubt about the existence of certain university courses because they perceive them to be irrelevant. This suggests that the courses do not seem to have any practical or meaningful connection to the speaker's interests or goals.

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    George Best, the Irish footballer, earned certain ____________________ in the 1970s for his leisure activities. NOTORIOUS

    George Best, the Irish footballer, earned certain notoriety in the 1970s for his leisure activities. This means that he became well-known or famous for his controversial or scandalous actions during that time. It suggests that his behavior or choices gained a negative reputation or attention.

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