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FCE USE OF ENGLISH PREPARATION

PART THREE-WORD FORMATION 

by Bob Wilson at autoenglish.org

 

 INFORMATION, TECHNIQUE, EXERCISES & VIDEO LESSONS

 

 

 

 

CONTENT
Introduction to Part Three
Typical questions
Training Exercises
Example question (timed!)
Introduction to FCE Paper 3 Part Three
a 200 word article
10 gaps in the article
each gap must be filled with one word made from a stem word shown at the end of the line
10 minutes to do Part Two
Typical Questions
4 conversions from verb to noun (e.g choose to choice)
2 conversions from noun to adjective (e.g. energy to energetic)
1-2 conversions from adjective to adverb (e.g. extreme to extremely)
1 conversion from verb to adjective (e.g. rely to reliable)
1 conversion from a positive meaning to a negative meaning (e.g. suitable to unsuitable)
0-1 internal change (e.g. long to length)
Training Exercises
VERBS TO NOUNS
The most frequently recurring conversions are:-
appear to appearance choose to choice grow to growth prove to proof
assist to assistance employ to un/employment or employee improve to improvement  
The online exercise will help you prepare.
NOUNS TO ADJECTIVES
The most frequently recurring conversions involve adding:-

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addition to additional delight to delightful anxiety to anxious economy to economic
coast to coastal doubt to doubtful danger to dangerous energy to energetic
industry to industrial harm to harmful poison to poisonous science to scientific
The online exercise will help you prepare.
ADJECTIVES TO ADVERBS
These are easy to form. Look at the examples and do the online exercise:-
regular to regularly punctual to punctually easy to easily increase to increasingly
VERB TO ADJECTIVE
The most frequently recurring conversions are:-
comfort to comfortable impress to impressive rely to reliable
POSITIVE MEANING TO NEGATIVE MEANING
Common example conversions are:-
able to unable fortunate to unfortunately like to unlike
INTERNAL CHANGE
Common example conversions are:-
choose to choice fly to flight hot to heat long to length
Example question-timed!
PAPER 3 PART 3