FCE - Use of English (Part 3)

Part 3 is Word Formation. Most students find this the easiest part of the Use of English. However, you could lose valuable points by making *silly mistakes.


First you should determine what kind of word you need.

Among the 10 possible points, there may be:

· conversions from VERB to NOUN (achieve to achievement)

· conversions from NOUN to ADJECTIVE (danger to dangerous)

· conversions  from ADJECTIVE to ADVERB (easy to easily)

· conversions from NOUN to VERB (courage to encourage)

· conversions from ADJECTIVE to NOUN (popular to popularity)

· conversions from VERB to ADJECTIVE  (impress to impressive)

· conversions from a POSTIVE MEANING to a NEGATIVE MEANING (able to unable)

· an internal change (choose to choice)




Sometimes there are two nouns:

· survive (v) to survivor (n) or survival (n)

Sometimes there are two adjectives:

· amaze (v) to amazed (adj) or amazing (adj)

Sometimes you need to add a prefix and a suffix:

· fortunate (adj) to unfortunately (adv)



*Be careful:

If the missing word is a noun, is it singular or plural?

If the missing word is a verb, maybe it is in 3rd person or -ing form.

If the missing word is an adjective, maybe it is in comparative or superlative form.



There can't be any *spelling mistakes:

thiner thinner carefull careful happyness happiness




  1. I can't stand the ______ of the summer in Madrid. HOT
  2. You can't accuse him of anything without any ______. PROVE
  3. The MP issued an emphatic ______  saying that he has never accepted a bribe. DENY
  4. Let's hope there is a ______ breakthrough soon. SCIENCE
  5. I'm so sorry.That was the last one ______. FORTUNATE
  6. At the end of a ______ day, my favourite TV series helps me unwind. STRESS
  7. So far, though, nobody has ______ performed this feat. SUCCESS
  8. The government has admitted that its initial ______ was inadequate. RESPOND
  9. She is always complaining that her husband is ______ around the house. USE
  10. Most trains and buses are adapted for people with a ______. ABLE



The more practice you do the better. You will often find that the same word can appear again and again. Put "FCE Use of English Part 3" into your search bar and you will find a large selection of interactive exercises to do.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Hi Graham,

1- Heat; 2- proof; 3- denial; 4- scientific; 5- misfortune; 6- stressful; 7- succesful; 8- response; 9- using?; 10- inability

See you

Hilde
Graham said…
Hi Hilde!

You got 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8.

5 isn't a noun.

7 isn't an adjective.

9 isn't a verb.

10 is a noun but not "inability".


Have another go, Use a dictionary this time.

Well done!
Anonymous said…
Hi Graham, this is Inés

1.-I can't stand the HEAT of the summer in Madrid.
2.-You can't accuse him of anything without any PROOF.
3.-The MP issued an emphatic DENIAL saying that he has never accepted a bribe.
4.-Let's hope there is a SCIENTIFIC breakthrough soon.
5.-I'm so sorry.That was the last one FORTUNATELY.
6.-At the end of a STRESSFUL day, my favourite TV series helps me unwind.
7.-So far, though, nobody has SUCCEEDED performed this feat.
8.-The government has admitted that its initial RESPONSE was inadequate.
9.-She is always complaining that her husband is USEFUL around the house.
10.-Most trains and buses are adapted for people with a UNABLE.
Graham said…
Inés,

It seems that you found this one a bit more difficult than Part 2 but you still did well.

5.-I'm so sorry.That was the last one UNFORTUNATELY. (you sometimes find negative words)

7.-So far, though, nobody has SUCCESSFULLY performed this feat. (adverb + verb)

9.-She is always complaining that her husband is USELESS around the house. (Another negative word - why would she be complaining if he was useful?)

10.-Most trains and buses are adapted for people with a DISABILITY. (eg the blind, people in wheelchairs...)







Anonymous said…
Alicia:

1.-I can't stand the HEAT of the summer in Madrid.
2.-You can't accuse him of anything without any PROOF.
3.-The MP issued an emphatic DENIAL saying that he has never accepted a bribe.
4.-Let's hope there is a SCIENTIFIC breakthrough soon.
5.-I'm so sorry.That was the last one UNFORTUNATELY.
6.-At the end of a STRESSFUL day, my favourite TV series helps me unwind.
7.-So far, though, nobody has SUCCESFUL performed this feat.
8.-The government has admitted that its initial RESPONSE was inadequate.
9.-She is always complaining that her husband is USELESS around the house.
10.-Most trains and buses are adapted for people with a DISABILITY.
Graham said…
Hi Alicia,

All right apart from:

7. successfully performed


Well done!