FCE Word Formation 1

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Cambridge First Certificate Word Formation exercises.

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  • 1. 

    I had eaten too much so I ________________ my trousers and breathed out.  LOOSE

    The word "loosened" is the correct answer because when someone eats too much, their trousers may feel tight or uncomfortable. To alleviate this discomfort, they can "loosen" their trousers by unbuttoning or unzipping them. Additionally, the phrase "breathed out" suggests that the person is trying to release some of the pressure in their abdomen, further indicating the need to loosen their trousers.

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    If we had more computers in the school, we’d be able to do more project work, but we’d have to ________________ the class times.  LONG

    If we had more computers in the school, we would be able to do more project work. However, to accommodate the increased workload, we would have to lengthen the class times. This means that the duration of the classes would need to be extended in order to allocate enough time for the additional project work.

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    Some people say that schools in Spain have ________________ in the last few years.   WORSE

    The correct answer is "worsened". This means that the condition or quality of schools in Spain has deteriorated or become worse over the last few years.

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    Be careful when you are _________________ the knife.  You could cut yourself.  SHARP

    When you are sharpening the knife, you need to be careful because the knife is sharp and there is a risk of cutting yourself.

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    We are in the _____________ of the worst recession since the 1930s, but people are generally still quite optimistic.  DEEP

    The word "depths" is the correct answer because it refers to the lowest point or the bottom of something, in this case, the worst recession since the 1930s. Despite being in this challenging situation, the statement mentions that people are generally still quite optimistic.

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    The skin over my wound has ________________ to form a scar. TOUGH

    The word "toughened" means to become stronger or more resilient. In the context of the sentence, it suggests that the skin over the wound has become stronger or hardened in order to form a scar. This is a common occurrence during the healing process, where the body produces collagen to repair the damaged tissue and create a scar.

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  • 7. 

    Beethoven suffered from _________________, but he managed to write the most amazing music!.  DEAF

    Beethoven suffered from deafness, which means he had a partial or complete loss of hearing. Despite this condition, he was able to compose some of the most incredible and influential music in history. His ability to create such remarkable music despite his deafness is a testament to his talent, determination, and resilience.

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    Charlotte suffers from a skin condition and her face had ______________ because of this.   RED

    Charlotte suffers from a skin condition that has caused her face to become reddened.

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    The mood in the class ____________ when the teacher said that the class was over  BRIGHT

    The word "brightened" suggests that the mood in the class became more positive or cheerful when the teacher announced that the class was over. This implies that the students were happy or relieved to finish the class.

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    The police are _________________ up on drug use because too many young people are becoming addicted  TIGHT

    The correct answer is "tightening". The word "tightening" suggests that the police are increasing their efforts or measures to combat drug use. This could involve stricter enforcement, more surveillance, or implementing stricter laws and regulations. The reason for this is stated as too many young people becoming addicted, indicating a need for stronger actions to address the issue.

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