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Word Formation - (C2) Certificate of Proficiency in 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).

Evolution theory

We often think of ourselves as living in a time of (0) CONTINUAL (CONTINUE) technological change and development. We tend to believe that we are unique in history in dealing with a constantly (1) ............ (EVOLVE) world of gadgets, devices and innovations. However, the end of the nineteenth century and the start of the twentieth was also a time that saw many (2) ............ (REVOLT) changes. People had needed to show (3) ............ (FLEXIBLE) throughout the nineteenth century, as the effects of the Industrial Revolution meant constantly making (4) ............ (ADJUST) to deal with changing working conditions. Towards the end of the century, though, people had to become more (5) ............ (ADAPT) than ever before. The typewriter (1873), the telephone (1876), the electric light bulb (1879) and other (6) ............ (INFLUENCE) developments gave people the (7) ............ (CAPABLE) to live and work in ways their grandparents could not have imagined. Over the next 30 years, little remained (8) ............ (ALTER) as the camera, the cinema, the phonograph, the plane and radio all had an electrifying effect on people and society.

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