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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).

Italian Football

Italy has long (0) ENJOYED (ENJOY) an (1) ............ (CREDIBLE) reputation for football, known as 'calcio' from the word for 'kick'. The 'blue shirts' of the Italian national team have been the (2) ............ (RECEIVE) of the World Cup four times (second only to Brazil). Not only that, teams from Italy have won 48 major (3) ............ (EUROPE) trophies. No wonder football is the most popular spectator sport in the country. Italy's Serie A, which is the country's top football league, includes three of the world's foremost clubs. Turin's Juventus -(4) ............ (ORIGIN)) a youth side, hence the name-, was the first professional club in the country and was founded in 1897. It is the most (5) ............ (SUCCESS) club in Italy. Two other world-renowned teams are local rivals A. C. Milan and Inter Milan. The Milanese teams share San Siro, which is the largest stadium in Italy, and their derby matches guarantee upwards of 80,000 (6) ............ (SPECTATE). Serie A has earned a (7) ............ (REPUTE) as a league for older, more experienced players, but recently Italian football has focused on recruiting and training younger players in a bid to compete with the UK's Premier League. It is now one of the best places to look for the future of the (8) ............ (BEAUTY) game.

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