List 4 - Word Families

Gap-fill exercise

This exercise tests your knowledge of word families. Complete the sentences by filling in the missing words, which are a form of the word given in capitals. Choose the correct word form according to the sentence. When you have filled all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button (at the bottom of the page) to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Remember to take great care with spelling as the computer will not recognise a word that is incorrectly spelled. You can use the link to the Cambridge On-line dictionary at the bottom of the page to check any words you are not sure of.

Here the first gap is done for you as an example: 1. The new rail link will increase ACCESSIBILITY to the town centre for those who live in the suburbs.

Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints!

The new rail link will increase to the town centre for those who live in the suburbs.

The database allows you to the sales figures in a number of ways.

The report is written in such complicated language that it makes the ideas quite to non-specialists.


The study of languages is suffering due to an supply of trained teachers.

The research programme is not funded and so little progress has been made in recent years.

The existing law is to deal with the problem and no further legislation is needed.


We have not completed the business plan but we can give you an of the cost.

There are 300 languages spoken today in the UK.

Physicists often the shape of the Earth as a sphere because gravity is much easier to calculate for a sphere than for other shapes.


The information was to the students by email.

He is a quiet, sort of person.

One of the most powerful forms of nonverbal is body language.


Our findings support the that these patients are at increased risk of heart disease.

Several for global warming have been suggested.

To make it clearer, let me give you a example.


They were opposed to foreign involvement in their affairs.

All new posts in the company were advertised before being advertised in the national press.

In order to learn to speak a foreign language fluently, you have to the grammar of that language.


All complaints from our customers are quickly and efficiently.

The topic of his research was an of the strategies used by pre-school children to accomplish sorting tasks.

Students are encouraged to take an approach to learning.


All of the current have lived in the building for a long time.

Approximately half the people interviewed were in manual .

This area of Britain has been since Roman times.


Industry leaders that another 8,000 jobs could be lost by the end of the year.

The government has made a that inflation will hold to 8.5% this year.

There were few suprises; the results of most of the studies have been .


The conference programme provides of the presentations.

The teacher asked us each to read and an article from a journal.

In , then, we find in comparing field theories that they fall naturally into dynamic, equilibrium, and relational types.