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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).

J.K. Rowling

Joanne Rowling was (0) MAGICALLY (MAGIC) born in England in 1965 and is best (1) ............ (KNOW), to the world as the author of the 'Harry Potter' series of books. She (2) ............ (APPLY) to study at Oxford University but was (3) ............ (SUCCESS) and studied at Exeter University instead, from where she graduated with a degree in French and Classics. It wasn't until she was 30 years old that she completed the manuscript for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, having come up with the idea for the complete series a few years earlier during a (4) ............ (LENGTH) train journey. At the time, she was living in relative poverty, (5) ............ (DEPEND) as a single mother on State benefits, and she completed the first book during the hours her baby, Jessica, slept. Within a short period of just five years, she would become a multi-millionaire and the UK's (6) ............ (GREAT) selling author of all time. An astute businesswoman, Joanne retained the copyright to the Harry Potter franchise and holds creative control over the film (7) ............ (PRODUCE) and the lucrative (8) ............ (ENTERTAIN) business that followed the books.

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