Word formation is one of many exercises that you will find in Cambridge Exams. In this exercise you have to change the form of a word  so that the sentence makes sense , eg. from a verb to a noun,  or from a noun to an adjective ….  Look at this example : 

             “ The ______________ was very proud of the achievement made by his student.   ( TEACH ) “

You need to complete the sentence with a noun, so the verb TEACH has to be changed to get the noun TEACHER.   

This excercise will also help you to build a richer vocabulary. By understanding the different word formation processes you will have the tools to make your learning easier. 

Have a look of the table below. Would you be able to fill the gaps?

                             1. Which kind of words do you need? A verb? An adjective?

                             2. Is the new word negative? If so, you might need a prefix (e.g. un-/ im-/dis-)

                             3.  Check your answer carefully and if you don´t know the word then guess because you may be right 

 

 

NOUM 

ADJECTIVE 

NEGATIVE 

Popularity

Confident

Irresponsible

Success

Legal

                       unenthusiastic

Patience

Imaginative, imaginary

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NOUM

ADJECTIVE 

NEGATIVE

Popularity

Popular

Unpopular

Confidence

Confident

Unconfident

Responsibility

Responsible

irresponsible

Success

Successful

Unsuccessful

Legality

Legal

Illegal

Enthusiasm

Enthusiastic

Unenthusiastic

Patience

Patient

Impatient

Imagination

Imaginative, imaginary

Unimaginative

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