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Word formation

1. It's totally understandable (understand) that you stayed home when you were sick.
2. Don't laugh at his stupid jokes! You'll only encourage (courage) him to say them
again.
3. That sidewalk is slippery (slip), I almost fell!
4. After Monday, I will no longer be a foreigner--I am receiving my citizenship (citizen)!
5. Arthur will be very lonely unless you befriend (friend) him.
6. Every afternoon, the cooks sharpen (sharp) their knives in preparation for dinner.
7. I hate being around Mary Lou, she is so so unfriendly (friendly).
8. The stock market crash of 1929 left my great-grandfather penniless (penny).
9. I have a class at 8:00 a.m. but I always oversleep (sleep).
10. The groom may unveil (veil) the bride only when their vows have been exchanged.
11. I think we should try something else. That strategy seems way too risky (risk).
12. My father's death left me with a great emptiness (empty) in my heart.
13. George W. Bush is pretending that he attacked Iraq to liberate (liberty) the Iraqis.
14. Americans fought hard to earn their freedom (free) from Britain.
15. When you work at a nuclear power plant, you have to be extremely careful (care).
16. Every time I think I've beaten you, you outdo (do) me!
17. I had to take three months off when I was pregnant, but my boss has been
very understanding (understand).
18. He will uncork (cork) the wine as soon as we are ready for dinner.
19. You need to work on your orthography so you don't misspell (spell) these words.
20. The weather forecast (cast) looks bad for a picnic--rainy and windy!

Collocations
1. I really missed my family when I stayed in Canada on my own last year.
2. When I went into the children's room, the boys were both fast asleep, but Oliver
was wide awake, reading the Little Prince story.
3. I wasted my time on that course; it was terrible.
4. I'm sure he is well aware of the problem.
5. It's vitally important that we finish this work by the end of the week.
6. We are terribly sorry we are late, but we missed the bus and had to wait ages for
another one.
7. We carried the carton of books up to the fourth floor, and it was very hard work.
8. She told everyone the same joke, and nobody laughed.
9. I think they want to get married and start a family.
10. My mum doesn't drink strong coffee at night because it keeps her awake
11. Everyone said the party was a great success.
12. If this heavy rain continues, I don't think we'll go to the beach.