Part 5 of the Use of English paper is a word formation exercise.
In this exercise you must complete a text by forming words. You
form each word from one that is provided. The first word is
Look at this basic example:
our school, each child's
intelligence is measured by a .
Intelligence is a
gift which must
have to develop.
To do this exercise successfully you should:
Decide what kind of word is needed in the gap (noun, verb, adjective or adverb).
Decide what part of the word is needed, that is, a singular or plural noun,
the correct tense or part of a verb.
Check whether the sense suggests a negative prefix (e.g.
un–, dis–) or suffix
If you add a suffix, check whether any other spelling change is needed, e.g.
beauty >> beautiful.
SUMMARY OF THE 'USE
OF ENGLISH' PAPER
This paper tests your knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary. It has five
Part 1: Gap-filling (multiple choice)
Part 2: Gap-filling (open)
Part 3: Rewriting sentences
Part 4: Error correction
Part 5: Word formation
You have 1 hour 15 minutes to do the whole paper, so that is roughly 15 minutes
for each part. But you will probably find that you need more time for some parts
Make sure you leave about ten minutes at the end
to check all your
answers thoroughly. You will have to write your answers on a special answer
Remember that accurate spelling is essential
in this activity. You have many Word Formation exercises in this
course and another one is just coming in this lesson. Below, we remind
you some activities you have already done on Word Formation
all along this course:
Unit 2 - Lesson 6 (adverbs) Unit 6 - Lesson 22 (compounds and adjectives) Unit 7 - Lesson 26 (nouns) Unit 10
- Lesson 38 (verbs) Unit 11 - Lesson 42 (prefixes)
Try to revise several activities before the exam for practice in using
your time wisely. Do
not panic if you don't understand everything the first time,
and always read
the instructions carefully.
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