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Word formation: Nouns.

CAE

Groups 1-8
-ANCE -AL -TION -SION/-SSION
Performance Survival Administration Invasion
Attendance Proposal Publication Confusion
Acceptance Arrival Disqualification Impression
Resistance Approval REDUCTION Possession
TOLERANCE Denial ACQUISITION Confession
RELIANCE Rehearsal PRODUCTION Discussion
INHERITANCE REMOVAL ABOLITION COLLISION
RESEMBLANCE RENEWAL PERSUASION
SIGNIFICANCE BURIAL CONVERSION
ADMISSION

-ENCE -SIS -F -MENT


Preference Emphasis (plural: ses) Belief Arrangement
Dependence Analysis (plural: ses) Proof Entertainment
Existence Diagnosis (plural: ses) Relief Improvement
Reference Hypnosis Advertisement
Obedience Management
PERSISTENCE Involvement
OFFENCE Development
INCOMPETENCE Achievement
OCCURENCE IMPRISONMENT
ANNOUNCEMENT

Complete the sentences with nouns from the chart above.


1. After hearing about the train accident, news that no one had been seriously injured came as a
.. to all the relatives of the passengers.
2. Most people believe that the criminal should be sentenced to life .. for such a
cruel murder.
3. My doctor wont be able to make a until he gets the results of my blood tests.
4. Alcohol is sometimes considered less serious than drug .., but both
are equally destructive.
5. We should not underestimate the of TV in shaping childrens ideals.
6. The psychologist told me that my uncle is still in .. and cant accept that his wife has
passed away.
7. The school has announced the .. of new interactive whiteboards, which will be used
for special workshops.
8. I have a to make I lied about my age.
9. Passing the CAE exam with an A is a major .., and we should celebrate it!
10. Please take no It is not that I dont like your class. Its just that I have always found
Philosophy boring.
11. Please keep the receipt as of purchase. You will need it if the product has a problem
later on.
12. This book contains an interesting .. of poverty and its causes. I recommend
reading it.
13. When her grandparents died, she came into a large .., which included a beach
house and a bank account in Switzerland.
14. My driving licence is up for . in two months. I should be making an appointment
right now.
15. The law providing for the .. of slavery in the United Kingdom was passed in 1833.
16. Wind and ice were blamed for the. involving up to 12 vehicles in the highway.
Groups 9-18

-CY -TY -Y -TH -NESS

Intimacy Anxiety Discovery Warmth Forgiveness


Indecency Variety Apology Youth Sadness
Accuracy Honesty Delivery Strength Happiness
Secrecy Certainty Recovery Depth Kindness
Vacancy Poverty Injury Length Willingness
Conspiracy POPULARITY Width Carelessness
URGENCY DEATH Fitness
INADEQUACY Cf: LONELINESS
FREQUENCY Height UNCONSCIOUSNESS
PRIVACY Weight LAZINESS

-AGE -SHIP -DOM -URE -HOOD

Breakage Leadership Boredom Procedure Adulthood


Coverage Scholarship Wisdom Failure Childhood
Shortage Partnership Freedom Exposure Neighbourhood
Storage Membership KINGDOM Closure BROTHERHOOD
PACKAGE CENSORSHIP PRESSURE LIKELIHOOD
RELATIONSHIP SIGNATURE
FRIENDSHIP

Complete the sentences with nouns from the chart above.


1. I remember I spent the whole day on September 11th 2001 watching the live of the
Twin Towers attack on CNN.
2. Although the government claims that there is no of the media, it is a fact that
several journalists have been threatened not to speak against the government.
3. My grandma was a very knowledgeable woman and she always had words of .. to
advise me when I had some difficulty at school or with my friends.
4. The of this factory has left 200 people without a job.
5. There is very little . that Argentina will win the World Cup. I dont think our team
is strong enough.
6. Celebrities usually complain about paparazzi who do not respect their and follow
them around everywhere.
7. I cant say with any .. what will happen when we choose our next President. The
company may continue to make a loss or we might improve our sales.
8. After three months in hospital, my father has finally been dismissed and he is on the road to full
, thank God!
9. One of my .. is that I never give up when I start a new activity.
10. Success in your studies will depend on your . to learn.
11. I am sorry I spent my . having parties and not studying. If I had applied myself, I
would have a better present and a better future.
12. She is not a good manager because she doesnt have any . skills. She finds it hard
to be strict with her employees and to inspire them, too.
13. Since war broke out, there has been a food .. ,with people fighting for supplies when
the United Nations sends them.
14. There are no more .. in this hotel. We cant spend the night here.
15. His .. to deal with the problem when it first emerged has led to it becoming an
enormous obstacle now.