FCE Exam Practice: Use Of English --word Formation

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Use the word in brackets (the stem) to form a new word with which to fill the gap. To do this exercise, you need to decide if the word missing is an adjective, a noun, a verb, or an adverb. You might need to add a prefix or a suffix to the stem given in brackets too. Example,Throughout history, women have had (responsible). . . . . . . . . . . . . For healing the sick. We have "things" (concrete or abstracts) so we need a noun. Responsible is an adjective. . . We need another word in the family, but it has to be a noun. The noun is RESPONSABILITY. Answer: Throughout history, women have had responsability for healing the sick.


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  • 1. 
    Violent WeatherThousands of storms occur daily all over the world, often accompanied by thunder and lightning. The (bad) ________ storms can cause considerable damage and inconvenience.
  • 2. 
     Transportation and (communicate) ________ systems are often interrupted,
  • 3. 
    Leading to (cancel) ________ and delays.
  • 4. 
    In (compare) ________ with storms, cyclones (also called typhoons) occur extremely frequently, only about 30-100 times a year,
  • 5. 
    But their winds can reach 200 kph, which makes them very (danger) ________.
  • 6. 
    Cyclones occur in regions near the equator and are (know) ________ outside tropical areas.
  • 7. 
     Nowadays, advanced radar equipment (able) ________ weather forecasters to precit the path of a cyclone with accuracy.
  • 8. 
    People who are living in places that will be hit by the cyclone can be given a (warn) _______ to evacuate the area or at least to take shelter. Unfortunately, nothing can be done to protect their homes and property.