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WORD FORMATION EXERCISES

WORD FORMATION EXERCISES

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WORD FORMATION EXERCISES Fill in the blank with the prefixes or suffixes which correspond to the words given

in brackets. a. This room is so ………………….! Put all your toys away! ( tidy) b. He doesn’t have a job. He’s ……………………..(employed) c. I work hard but they pay me little money. That’s……………………..(fair) d. Be ………………………when you open the door.(care) e. Could your repeat that ………………….., please? I don’t really understand it.(explain) f. The receptionist was very……………………. and explained to us everything very carefully.(help)

Fill in the blank with the negative prefixes (im-, in-, il-, un-, dis-) which correspond to the words given in brackets. a. The children’s room is usually very…………………. .( tidy) b. I don’t think so: I……………….. with you.(agree) c. I usually ………………the suitcases as soon as we arrive home from the airport.( pack) d. We couldn’t go on holidays last year because I was ………………… for ten months.( employed) e. He never says anything when he comes into the room. He is very………………..(polite) f. I never watch plays because I…………………….. going to the theatre.(like) g. Their dog …………………. while they were walking in the park.(appeared) h. Making several copies of a CD and selling them is …………………………….( legal) i. He said it is…………………. to solve the problem and I agree with him: I can’t find a solution. (possible)

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We arrived _________. We came to work ____________. (fast) 5. He like to drive ____________. He hit the ball ____. (little) 11. (early) 3. I drove ____________ home. They were ______________ dressed for the occasion. (hard) He hit the ball hard. (first) 15. The gathering is held . I will deal with that problem ____________. She ____________ filled in the answers. (daily) c. 1. (high) 7. Examples: a. (late) 9. They replied _____________. (good) She did well in the competition. (immediate) 13. (quick) 4. The workers met ____________. d. We proceeded ______________. The newspaper is delivered _____. (cautious) 6. (annual) 12. (weekly) 14. 2 . (suitable) . b. How __________ do you know her? (good) 8. He spoke ___________. (quiet) Please close the door quietly. They did the work ___________.Fill in the blank with the adverb which corresponds to the adjective given in brackets. She did ____ in the competition. (bad) 10. (straight) 2. He threw the ball ____________ into the air. Please close the door _______. The newspaper is delivered daily.

(full) 4. They ___________ agreed to the proposal. (easy) 2. (steady) 9. b. Examples: a. (true) 5. Please drive ____________. (scientific) 6. (scarce) The letter was scarcely legible.Fill in the blank with the adverb which corresponds to the adjective given in brackets. 1. (careful) He did the work as carefully as possible. The theory has never been ______________ proved. They won the game ______. (punctual) 10. She worked _____________ until nine o’clock. The view was _____ magnificent. We arrived _____________. (slow) 8. She handled the situation very _______. (ready) 3 . The letter was ________ legible. I _____ expected that to happen. (capable) 3. He did the work as _________ as possible.

.............(MAD) 19.......(INSPIRE) 11..................... .(AFFORD) 4... Once and for all ...(GRADE) 8. Italy’s leaning tower of Pisa was a huge ............ success....... (FINANCE) 4 ......collapse of the Roman Empire lasted for nearly three hundred years before its final dissolution in AD 476.......... The film............................. than a stalled ox and ... The most important feast of Islam............................................ We are great ........ Your .................... site.WORD FORMATION Exercise I 1............................. relief... The statesmen and scholars have made important ...........of the night’s events is hazy but the tabloids will refresh his memory. on ways Washington could help Russia control parts of the arsenal............ this morning and was late for my English classes.............. Piero Pierotti called the rescue effort “irresponsible .......... The .. well developed in our school...(SPECTACULAR) 17... Chestnut honey provides quick and ............. It is an ........ I told you a hundred times that I’m not the guy you need.....the leaning tower has been ...(ATTACH) 14........ (RECOLLECT) 9......(EXCEPTION) 3..... in fate and we believe we’re meant to be together........................... to sacrifice his son in .......(IMPORTANT) 7................ (SUGGEST) 12..... Better is a dinner of herbs where love is....... (CONSUME) 5........ After denying the .........(RIGHT) 20..... price...... to Allah with a three-day festival.... fact that the search will go on for another couple of months..... long period....... was a .fingers crossed ........ The monitoring programme is ..... (CONSTRUCT) 18.(RETIRE)? Enjoy lifetime ownership of a luxury home for an .... of any recordings of the UFO abductions........ Prof. Mr President went on to talk about the newest tax policy... I think your stylist has taken her .... When planning began in 1989.............(SLEEP).............(HATE) 6....(DENY) 15.... though poor in artistic values....... from the rubbish dump.. OBEY) 16. For much of the last decade.....(EXIST) 13.. of hygiene to public health............................. was practically halted last year.........(BELIEVE) 10... I ... 21.....” that would put the tower at risk.. to me really bothers me. ... Come rain. Eid ul-Adha (which means Celebration of Sacrifice) marks Abraham’s ....... The post-war decline in beer .. Jamie’s ....... In the first quarter of the 18th century people began to realise the ......... (WILLING..................therewith............(EFFECT) 2...... Dreaming of a beautiful home for your ... wind or shine these snapdragons give a superb display over an .............

dump him into a bathtub..(CLEAR) 29............. (ACCOMPLISH) 36................... (COMPETE) 34............ in the wardrobe he waited for her husband to fall asleep..... If you need anything I am at your ..... everybody........................ who won this year’s Mr Universe ...(INJURE) 5 ...(LONE) 38........ That was my hubby..............my illness as a rare ape-like syndrome..... when Alan said ‘Forget your husband tonight.................. (SERVE) 27............ Food like bananas and oysters are presumed to be aphrodisiac mainly due to their ..... on her side so he proceeded with his work.......... rarely lasts very long........’(ATTRACT) 35.with yours.... the same man who mopped my floors . from the original project.................(DEVIATE) 24............. so never wear it if you are upset about a bloke.. ............(WIDE) 33............ CONSIDER) 23.....my two favourite Saturday night .... There was no ........................22...... ............. your theory?” a curious student asked his professor.. (COINCIDENCE) 30............ “Will you ................(RESIST) 26.... .......... It is impossible to ..... to certain body parts............... (MODERATE) 40........... (RESEMBLE) 39... (PLEASURE) 25.... (ACTIVE) 31..... Boozing and clubbing..... then it is called ......... On the Valentine’s day I got a cordless electric drill with ....... (DIAGNOSIS...... madam............................................. drain his blood by slitting his wrists and then saw him into pieces............ my strange facial mimics... strangle him..... Enjoy nicotine........... When thugs burst into a man’s flat.. (RECHARGE) 32....... alcohol and caffeine only in .. ....... beat him brainless with a baseball bat........................ taking into ...... The drawback for the great sportsmen is that the satisfaction of ............ His ................... dislocated shoulders and sprained ankles......... His eyes ... The lower salaries would be a slight .. (SANE) 37... The doctor ...... We can’t go together anywhere as my holiday doesn’t ...................... batteries.......... I felt so relaxed and ..... White is the colour of ....... with surprise when I told him I was pregnant.......... (HIDE) 28...it will only make you feel worse........ were not as serious as the previous time....... Just broken ribs.

......... behaviour for a son to marry his mother................. I’m unable to .......... (PARENT) 18..................... attracted to him.............. Soak the dried mushroom overnight to ....as spicy......... Chinese cooking can be ..................... (DENTIST) 4..... Am I vain in the fact that I take myself.(ORIGIN) 16... them before cooking........ The ............. because it really doesn’t bother me in the .between these perfumes........ it makes you ......................................each time she got pregnant......... I obviously have very strange morals......(DIFFER) 23..................... but Sue .(NATURE) 15..........somewhere in this library? (SHARP) 21...... I can understand your arguments only ... in helping the poor earned her admiration in the neighbourhood...... a natural ... We’ve run out of .on other people... or lack of them..(CARRY) 11.(PREDICT) 6 ...... Feel the . They give her morphine to ..! Nothing bad really happened......................... 24....... moisturisation makes to your hair................ they all smell the same. (DIFFERENT) 3................(LONG) 14..... The . and put them into water.... Her designs might look well on paper but they are quite ............. RECOGNISE) 26........ (SERIOUS)? 25.......... make you famous....... (DRAMA) 2...... chocolates are too ......(SOFT) 10.floss so we must remember to buy some...............the pain. . (SLIGHT)..... I like him a lot................. Cut the carrots .(VIEW) 27..(PRACTICE) 20.............. (DIE) 5.............................may be confused as some facts are never explained..... Though Monsters has a great storyline younger .. Her ..................... The ..... of those mountainous villages is the greatest achievement of this government..................over....... It’s obviously ... (NEED.......(JUDGE) 13.............. Can I find a pencil . .... They have always wanted to have a baby............ What should I buy for my girlfriend? Underwear’s too obvious.(ELECTRIC) 7.....(PART) 17.........(PLEASANT) 19.................... Don’t .. of his work lies in the materials he uses......... With the .... My grandma ..(CHARACTER) 12..... (SEX) 22.......... we started serious discussions with the delegates..... and a book would be a bit boring.................. (SELF) 9...... Don’t be too hasty to pass ..................(DEAD) 6............ of the soup it was a wonderful meal............. but I’m not .................................................................WORD FORMATION Exercise II 1.................(EXCEPT) 8. The pregnant woman talked with her husband about the responsibilities of their future .. Putting your face on TV doesn’t .

became the white berries. Giant pandas are solitary... and felt a stab of determination. Off-screen..... Pandas are often seen eating in a relaxed sitting 5..... Simon’s been making a name for himself in the tabloids as a playboy in ... If you can’t scuba dive.. Scandinavian legend says that when the son of the goddess Frigga was killed her tears of ....(THINK) PANDA The giant panda has an 1.... (EFFECT) 33... The blind infants weigh only 5 ounces (142 grams) at birth and cannot crawl until they reach three months of age..962 meters) to feed on higher slopes in the summer season... _____________ (EFFECT) swimmers.(NUMBER) 30. Perhaps 100 pandas live in zoos. .... kiss and tells by blonde lapdancers........ . Wild pandas live only in remote..... ____________ (HUNGER) plucks the stalks with elongated wrist bones that function rather like thumbs. ______________ (MOUNTAIN) regions in central China...... or if snorkelling limits your .. then place in a shallow dish... There are only about 1.. 7 ........ to be the best..... I don’t want my kids to spend their young years under constant . (PRESS) 36..000 giant pandas left in the wild..... They are born white... but they are skilled tree-climbers and 6.. It is better to be divorced and homeless than married and ...(SPECIAL) 34. ______________ (PREGNANT).. take a trip on a glass-bottomed boat to view the crystal-clear waters.. It takes 28 pounds (12......000 feet (3... Fed up with your partner’s snoring? A dig in the rib is still probably the most .... After a five-month 7.. females give birth to a cub or two.. though they cannot care for both twins....... Check all bones have been removed from the fish. 4...... ______________ (DIET) needs.............. ____________ (POSITION)...... the fine pin bones. ... ____________ (ELUDE).28. because their wild cousins are so rare and 10..........(HOPE) 29.. They may appear sedentary....... and it 3. with their hind legs stretched out before them... Much of what we know about pandas comes from study of these zoo animals... These high bamboo forests are cool and wet—just as pandas like it... They may climb as high as 13........ ____________ (SATIATE) appetite for bamboo..... ____________ (COLOUR) later...5 kilograms) of bamboo to satisfy a giant panda's daily 2..... A typical animal eats half the day—a full 12 out of every 24 hours—and relieves itself dozens of times a day....(EXPLORE) 35.. (IMPROVE) 32. After two months of laser treatment I noticed a tiny .... Clear the path ahead and free your mind of clutter and negative ........ They have a highly developed sense of smell that males use to avoid each other and to find females for mating in the spring.... where they are always among the most popular 9............... __________ (ATTRACT)..(SORRY) 31. Pandas will sometimes eat birds or rodents as well......... and develop their much loved 8.....

.... 7.... nouns and adjectives by using suffixes. Type the correct form of the word in the box. An .... Have you seen her magazine (COLLECT) ........ She didn't become famous as a . When you take the FCE Speaking paper you will be given marks for your (ACCURATE) ... 4.. than that.. The recipe says you only need to add two (SPOON) ....... 3.. On hearing the news.... 8.... if she would help him deal with a difficult customer.. on stage yesterday.1) Forming nouns from verbs This exercise focuses on people and their jobs using the most common suffixes... At the end of the interview the ... My teacher says there has been a big (IMPROVE) ... 8.... of salt...... and also on how fluent you are. 8 . is someone who will be able to go through your accounts and work out how much money you have.... 1........ ... 4.... 5... . until her 17th novel was published.. The singer gave a briliant (PERFORM) .... 2...? She must have over 200 editions... A person who acts for a living is called an . She has the (ABLE) ... is someone who earns money from writing music.. 1. Why did you do that? I thought you had more (INTELLIGENT) .. in my English lately.. The waiter asked the . to pass the exam first time round providing she works hard.. 2. 7... In Part 5 of the FCE Exam your speaking ability will be assessed by the . asked if he could be shown around the company. A .. 3. 6... 2) Forming other nouns This exercise looks at forming nouns from verbs........ ... 5... to the castle are expected to come during visiting times only... 6....... everyone was overcome with a feeling of (SAD) ...... Use the word in bold to form the noun which refers to the person who does that job. .

She was severely (WEAK) ....... 7 The teacher told me it was (RESPONSIBLE) of me to set off the fire alarm. My belt feels a bit tight after that huge lunch.. Choose the correct prefix or suffix to form the opposite of the word in CAPITALS.3) Forming opposite meanings This exercise focuses on the common prefixes and suffixes used to form opposite words.. -en -ify -ize 4........... 4 My broken leg means I'll be (ABLE) to go on holiday with you. Pay attention to tenses and spelling! 1. with her problem but couldn't do anything to help.. by the long illness she had. -en -ify -ize 3....un-less disir- 1 When he became a teenager he wanted to be more (DEPENDENT) from his parents...... He told her that he (SYMPATHY) . 5 In many countries it is (LEGAL) to smoke cigarettes under the age of 16. 2 It was really (HONEST) of you to take that money without asking. 6 He waited (PATIENTLY) for the train to arrive at the station.... it a little... inimil. 4) Forming verbs This exercise looks at some common suffixes used in creating verbs.... I think I'll have to (LOOSE) . -en -ify -ize 2. -en -ify -ize 9 . There are many different ways to (CLASS) . Choose from one of the endings to create a verb that completes the sentence.. 3 If you hadn't been so (CARE) with that book you'd still have it now. areas of English Grammar.

-en -ify -ize 5) Forming adjectives and adverbs This exercise looks at the most common adjective and adverb endings.. Write the correct form of the adjective or adverb of the word in CAPITALS.. If you're really sorry for what you said you won't mind (APOLOGY).......... What a beautiful vase! That's the (LOVE) . (2 changes required) 7.. -en -ify -ize 7... person..... Everybody was (HORROR) ....... The pain in his back (LESS) ..... (2 changes required) 6.. In order for the medicine to work (EFFECT) .. present I've ever had.. (2 changes required) 8... He has just taken out a (MONTH) . she is (FRIEND) ...... you must take the correct amount.. He's a very (HELP) .. -en -ify -ize 6... Although our teacher is very strict in class..5... Thanks for inviting me.... 5..... subscription to the magazine.. -en -ify -ize 8... 3. Be sure to contact him if you need advice.... She smiled (HAPPY) . as soon as he took the medication... I'm trying as hard as I can........ we'll have enough money saved to get married next year............ 4. 2..... It was a really (ENJOY) ........... my work... For questions 5-8 you will need to make TWO changes to the stem word. by the news of the earthquake.. than you would expect. (2 changes required) 10 .... when they offered her the new job.. There's no need to (CRITIC) .... party. (HOPE) ....... 1.

..... regulate 05..... some 30 metres down.. but nobody........ Finally.... it can cost as little as $2.. out in the middle of nowhere............ hazard 07.. ship 06... Reports that it has been buried in an area known for its (10)....... all (03)........ you can start your (05)...... The sums of money involved in the business are (07)....... 01. cancer 03...... wants that (02).............................. to the government have been denied.. water 04......... all poor and semi-desert countries... (01)......" In Europe it costs about $500 a ton to dispose of (06). waste is another............. Nobody.... Waste from factories may contain such nasty things as compounds of heavy metals and dioxins and PCBS... in Africa.. and then you start to dig your pit.. ................... waste... introduce 09.....you go to Senegal... industry 02...... an African diplomat in London said he was offered £3 million by a company dealing in toxic waste for an (08)... oppose 11 ...... dispose 10..... Djibouti or somewhere like Mauritania..................... From Benin comes the story of the shipment of two cargoes of radioactive waste from France.......50 a ton...... just scorpions and snakes. to his country's president........ ......... You pay well. A properly organized waste (09).... stuff in their own backyard....... trade could easily wipe out the country's national debt......... and according to the US.............TOXIC WASTE Domestic waste is one thing......... So what do you do? According to one man in the business: "It's simple . Swiss and EC (04)........... : according to a report in The Independent..... You contact the local authorities and they take you somewhere really crazy. astronomy 08....

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