Word Formation

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For questions 1- 8, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of some of the lines to form a word that fits in the gap in the same line. EXAM DESCRIPTION

Luxemburg

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a constitutional monarchy headed by Grand Duke Henri of the House of Nassau. Economically, the (1) ... of its banking and (2) ... institutions has attracted more than 200 foreign banks, including the headquarters of the European Investment Bank. The 480,000 (3) ... have among the highest income levels per capita of any country in the world. Agriculture is still (4) ... . Around half of the total land area is farmed, though less than 5% of Luxembourgers now live and work on farms. Despite problems caused by overproduction of European wines in general, the vineyards are still (5) ... . And the enchanting Luxembourg countryside, (6) ... its northern reaches in the Ardennes, is a popular holiday destination for Luxembourgers and (7) ... from neighbouring countries. Having played a key role in establishing the institutions that evolved into the European Union, Luxembourg today hosts the secretariat of the European Parliament. In such a small country, with bigger neighbours on its doorstep, Luxembourgers have a distinctive individuality that even extends to the (8) ... language, Letzebuergesch, which is vaguely related to both French and German, yet quite different from both.

1) STRONG
2) FINANCE
3) RESIDE
4) IMPORT
5) COMPETE
6) PARTICULAR
7) VISIT
8) NATION

Test Answers!

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CORRECT!

GAP 1 ... Economically, the strength of its banking and financial institutions has ... ↑_ _ _ _ STRONG => STRENGTH (INTERNAL CHANGE)

STRENGTH => STRONG | STRENGTH (INTERNAL CHANGE)

HINT!

GAP 1 ... Economically, the (1) ... of its banking and financial institutions has ... ↑_ _ _ _ (INTERNAL CHANGE)

What is the noun form of strong?

CORRECT!

GAP 2 ... of its banking and financial institutions has attracted more than 200 ... ↑_ _ _ _ FINANCE => FINANCIAL | NOUN => ADJECTIVE

FINANCIAL => FINANC + IAL

HINT!

GAP 2 ... of its banking and (2) ... institutions has attracted more than 200 ... ↑_ _ _ _ NOUN => ADJECTIVE

You will have to use an adjective here!

CORRECT!

GAP 3 ... Bank. The 480,000 residents have among the highest income levels ... ↑_ _ _ _ RESIDE => RESIDENT(S) | VERB => NOUN

RESIDENTS => RESID + ENT(S)

HINT!

GAP 3 ... Bank. The 480,000 (3) ... have among the highest income levels ... ↑_ _ _ _ VERB => NOUN

What is the noun form of reside?

CORRECT!

GAP 4 ... Agriculture is still important. Around half of the total land area is ... ↑_ _ _ _ IMPORT => IMPORTANT | VERB => ADJECTIVE

IMPORTANT => IMPORT + ANT

HINT!

GAP 4 ... Agriculture is still (4) .... Around half of the total land area is ... ↑_ _ _ _ VERB => ADJECTIVE

What kind of word is needed here?

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GAP 5 ... vineyards are still competitive And the enchanting Luxembourg ... ↑_ _ _ _ COMPETE => COMPETITIVE | VERB => ADJECTIVE

COMPETITIVE => COMPETETIT + IVE

HINT!

GAP 5 ... vineyards are still (5) ... And the enchanting Luxembourg ... ↑_ _ _ _ VERB => ADJECTIVE

You need to form an adjective in this gap.

CORRECT!

GAP 6 ... countryside, particularly its northern reaches in the Ardennes, is a ... ↑_ _ _ _ PARTICULAR => PARTICULARLY | ADJECTIVE => ADVERB

PARTICULARLY => PARTICULAR + LY

HINT!

GAP 6 ... countryside, (6) ... its northern reaches in the Ardennes, is a ... ↑_ _ _ _ ADJECTIVE => ADVERB

What is the adverb form of particular?

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GAP 7 ... Luxembourgers and visitors from neighbouring countries. Having ... ↑_ _ _ _ VISIT => VISITOR(S) | VERB => NOUN

VISITORS => VISIT + OR

HINT!

GAP 7 ... Luxembourgers and (7) ... from neighbouring countries. Having ... ↑_ _ _ _ VERB => NOUN

A noun is required in this gap!

CORRECT!

GAP 8 ... extends to the national language, Letzebuergesch, which is vaguely ... ↑_ _ _ _ NATION => NATIONAL | NOUN => ADJECTIVE

NATIONAL => NATION + AL

HINT!

GAP 8 ... extends to the (8) ... language, Letzebuergesch, which is vaguely ... ↑_ _ _ _ NOUN => ADJECTIVE

What is the adjective form of nation?

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