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WORD FORMATION

PRACTICE
Fill in the gaps with the correct from of the word in brackets:

1. George Clooney was awarded a Golden Globe for his ……………………………… in The
Descendants (PERFORM).
2. Some vegetables and fruits are known because of the ……………………………… of the
New World (DISCOVER).
3. My husband doesn’t know how to fix the washing machine, so I’ll have to phone for a
………………………………… (TECHNIQUE).
4. Susan usually does the ………………………… up after lunch (WASH).
5. Tony is a really ………………………… teenager. He wants to become an astronaut
(AMBITION).
6. Waka-Waka has made Shakira’s ……………………………… increase enormously
(POPULAR).
7. Some of the most prestigious ……………………… will take part in the research on
cancer (SCIENCE).
8. Since Peter is responsible for the company, he’s become a …………………………; he
works all day long even at weekends (WORK).
9. My grandmother needs a hearing-aid due to her …………………… (DEAF).
10. Sally’s ……………………… is really difficult to understand. She has to type all her
essays (WRITE).
11. Owing to a serious ………………………… Paul and Susan has broken up
(MISUNDERSTAND).
12. The excuse Sam gave me was completely ……………………………, I won’t forgive
him (USE).
13. The first holiday with my friends was a/an …………………………… experience. I
enjoyed all of it (FORGET).
14. Are we supposed to write the phonetic ……………………………………? (TRANSCRIBE).
15. Paul was charged with drug ………………………………… (TRAFFIC).
16. The ………………………………… Carol was given proved to be quite
……………………………… She feels much better now (TREAT/ SUCCESS).
17. Susan became a rewarded ………………………………………. In fact, she was in charge
of the research department (INVESTIGATE).
18. I don’t think you’re right. I’m afraid I completely …………………………… with you
(AGREE).
19. This essay is far too long. You have to ……………………………………… it (SUMMARY).
20. Why are you wearing such a …………………………… coat? You’d better wash it
(FILTH)
21. The Oscar’s ceremony is the most …………………………………… yearly event of Los
Angeles (GLAMOUR).
22. Pam is the most ………………………………………………… person I’ve ever know
(AFFECTION).
23. You can trust Susan. None of my friends is more ………………………… than her
(RELY).
24. The criminals were caught by the police a few hours after the ……………………………
(ROB).
25. I think I’ve got the right …………………………………… for the job you’ve advertise
(QUALIFY).
26. Can you put the letter in that ………………………… cabinet, Miss Sullivan? (FILE).
27. The article was so ……………………………… that I didn’t finish reading it (INTEREST).
28. What’s the ……………………………… of this skyscraper? (HIGH)
WORD FORMATION KEY

1. George Clooney was awarded a Golden Globe for his PERFORMANCE in The
Descendants (PERFORM).
2. Some vegetables and fruits are known because of the DISCOVERY of the New
World (DISCOVER).
3. My husband doesn’t know how to fix the washing machine, so I’ll have to phone
for a TECHNICIAN (TECHNIQUE).
4. Susan usually does the WASHING up after lunch (WASH).
5. Tony is a really AMBITIOUS teenager. He wants to become an astronaut
(AMBITION).
6. Waka-Waka has made Shakira’s POPULARITY increase enormously (POPULAR).
7. Some of the most prestigious SCIENTIST will take part in the research on cancer
(SCIENCE).
8. Since Peter is responsible for the company, he’s become a WORKAHOLIC; he
works all day long even at weekends (WORK).
9. My grandmother needs a hearing-aid due to her DEAFNESS (DEAF).
10. Sally’s HANDWRITING is really difficult to understand. She has to type all her
essays (HANDWRITE).
11. Owing to a serious MISUNDERSTANDING Paul and Susan has broken up
(MISUNDERSTAND).
12. The excuse Sam gave me was completely USELESS; I won’t forgive him (USE).
13. The first holiday with my friends was an UNFORGEATTABLE experience. I
enjoyed all of it (FORGET).
14. Are we supposed to write the phoneticTRANSCRIPTION? (TRANSCRIBE).
15. Paul was charged with drug TRAFFICKING (TRAFFIC).
16. The TREATMENT Carol was given proved to be quite SUCCESSFUL. She feels
much better now (TREAT/ SUCCESS).
17. Susan became a rewarded INVESTIGATOR. In fact, she was in charge of the
research department (INVESTIGATE).
18. I don’t think you’re right. I’m afraid I completely DISAGREE with you (AGREE).
19. This essay is far too long. You have to SUMMARIZE it (SUMMARY).
20. Why are you wearing such a FILTHY coat? You’d better wash it (FILTH)
21. The Oscar’s ceremony is the most GLAMOROUS yearly event of Los Angeles
(GLAMOUR).
22. Pam is the most AFFECTIONATE person I’ve ever know (AFFECTION).
23. You can trust Susan. None of my friends is more RELIABLE than her (RELY).
24. The criminals were caught by the police a few hours after the ROBBERY (ROB).
25. I think I’ve got the right QUALIFICATIONS for the job you’ve advertise (QUALIFY).
26. Can you put the letter in that FILING cabinet, Miss Sullivan? (FILE).
27. The article was so UNINTERESTING that I didn’t finish reading it (INTEREST).
28. What’s the HEIGHT of this skyscraper? (HIGH)
29. The teacher said I had cheated in the exam, which was UNFAIR of her (FAIR).
30. DEMOCARCY is in danger in some countries (DEMOCRAT).
31. How IRRESPONSIBLY Peter behaved! We were ashamed of his BEHAVIOUR
(RESPONSIBLE/ BEHAVE).
32. I’m afraid I can’t eat the stew. It’s too SALTY for me (SALT).
33. The students were really IMPATIENT to know their exam results (PATIENT).