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Use of English part 3 practise – Word Formation

For questions 1-10, 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. There is an example at the beginning (0).

There is a saying that first 0. impressions are generally correct and I would                 impress

say that 1., throughout my entire life, I have found this to be true              all

apart from one notable exception of a good friend and neighbour with

whom my first 2. was decidedly unfriendly. At the time of our           change

first meeting I was living in a 3. area of London, not far from the            deprive

exit of a dual 4. and this meant that although it was a residential        carry

street, even with the 5. will in the world, drivers would often travel              good

dangerously fast within inches of my front door. This used to really annoy

me and I have to admit I did often go a bit 6. in expressing                 board

my anger even though (or perhaps because) I knew I didn't stand a

7. chance of being taken notice of or even noticed at all. So              reason

when one day, I shouted my usual string of swear words at a rapidly passing

car and it immediately screamed to a halt, my first reaction was an enormous

sense of 8. But then the driver of the car opened his window           achieve

and shouted a stream of swear words back at me. So the next morning, I

was more than a little surprised to find an apology note from the same motorist

in my mail box explaining that in an attempt to 9. his career as an           far

up and coming IT 10. he had been driving too fast the previous           consult

evening and inviting me to have dinner with him and his wife.