FCE word formation challenge game (Use of English Part Three)

Words taken from FCE Examination Papers with Answers 4 (CUP 2010) Tests 1 to 3 

Choose one of the words below from real Cambridge Use of English Part Three tasks and make as many true statements about words formed from it as you can. Any other form is okay, including other parts of speech, opposites, plurals and other tenses, as long as they make sense. Your teacher may ask you to spell them before you are given a point. You get one point for each correct form, but if you make any mistake you lose all the points gained from that word.

If you get all the ones on the teacher’s list for that word, you get a bonus point. You also get a bonus point if you choose the ones below which feature more than once in the book of past papers which these words come from.

advantage

automatic

centre

compete

courage

energy

enjoy

extraordinary

finance

general

lead

occupy

operate

pay

photograph

please

popular

power

profession

recognise

scene

signify

solve

spectacle

steady

success

suit

usual

vary

wealth

Do one of the exam tasks in the book which these words were taken from (or another exam book if you don’t have access to that one).

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FCE word formation challenge game (Use of English Part Three)

Suggested answers/ Sheet for teacher

Words in bold below are those which featured more than once in the test book these came from and so get bonus points

advantage – advantages/ disadvantage/ disadvantaged/ disadvantages

automatic – automatically/ automate/ automated/ automating/ automation

centre – central/ centres/ centred/ centralise/ centralising/ centralised/ centralisation

compete – competition/ competitor/ competitors/ competitions/ competes/ competed

courage – discourage/ courageous/ encourage/ courageously/ discouraged/ encouraged/ encouraging/ discouraging/ encouragement/ discouragement

energy – energetic/ energies/ synergy/ synergies/ unenergetic

enjoy – enjoyable/ enjoyment/ enjoys/ enjoyed/ enjoying

extraordinary – extraordinarily/ extraordinariness

finance – financial/ financially/ financier/ financed/ financing

general – generally/ generalise/ generalising/ generals/ generalised

lead – leader/ leaders/ leadership/ leading/ leads

occupy – occupation/ occupations/ occupied/ unoccupied/ occupying/ occupier/ occupiers

operate – operated/ operating/ operation/ operations/ occupant/ occupants

pay – paid/ payment/ paying/ pays/ payments

photograph – photography/ photographer/ photographers/ photographic/ photographed/ photographs/ photographic

please – pleases/ pleasant/ pleasure/ unpleasant/ pleasures/ pleased/ pleasing/ unpleased/ unpleasing/ displeasure

popular – unpopular/ popularity/ unpopularity/ popularly/ popularise/ popularised/ popularising

power – powerful/ powerfully/ powerless/ empower/ empowered/ powering/ powered/ empowering/ empowerment

profession – professor/ professional/ professionally/ unprofessional/ unprofessionally

recognise – recognition/ recognised/ recognising/ unrecognised

scene – scenery/ scenic

signify – significance/ significant/ significantly/ insignificance/ insignificant/ insignificantly

solve – solution/ solutions/ solved/ solving/ dissolution/ dissolve/ dissolving/ dissolved/ unsolved

spectacle – spectacles/ spectacular/ spectacularly/ unspectacular

steady – steadily/ unsteadily/ unsteadiness/ steadiness/ steadying

success – succeed/ succeeding/ succeeded/ successes/ successful/ successfully/ successor/ unsuccessful/ unsuccessfully/ succeeds

suit – suitable/ unsuitable/ suitability/ unsuitability/ suitably/ unsuitably/ suits/ suited

usual – unusual/ usually/ unusually/ usualness/ unusualness

vary – various/ varied/ varying/  variation/ variations/ variable/ variability/ invariable/ invariability

wealth – wealthy

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