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Word Formation - (C1) Advanced Certificate of English

For Questions 1-8, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals to form a word that fits in the gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

The Wimbledon Championship

(0) CONSIDERED (CONSIDER) to be one of a kind, the Wimbledon (1) ............ (CHAMPION) is the world's oldest tennis tournament and is considered by many to be the most (2) ............ (PRESTIGE) . Founded in 1877, Wimbledon is one of the four 'grand slam' tournaments, the others being the French Open, the Australian Open and the US Open, and the only one to be played on grass. It takes place each July and lasts for two weeks, (3) ............ (END) in the ladies' and gentlemen's 'singles' finals. The men's prize is a large trophy, which has been awarded every year since 1877, and the ladies' prize is a large silver plate. As well as the the honour of being that year's Wimbledon Champion, each winner (4) ............ (ADD) receives more than one million pounds in prize money. Even though the competition occurs in the summer time, games are often cancelled due to the (5) ............ (PREDICT) of the English weather. Only one court, Central Court, has a (6) ............ (RETRACT) roof to protect its players and, (7) ............ (SPECTATE) from the British summer weather. Popular with celebrities and members of the royal family, tickets for a Wimbledon final are very (8) ............ (EXPENSE) , as are the food and drink sold to spectators. A small box of strawberries can cost £15!

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