Use of English PRO

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).

Clive Sinclair

Born in 1940, UK businessman Sir Clive Sinclair has an (0) ENDURING (ENDURE) place in the minds of British people for two reasons. First, he was the man who (1) ............ (REVOLT) home computing with the ZX series of computers, and secondly, he was the man whose (2) ............ (ALTER) to the car, the C5, failed spectacularly to capture the public imagination. Sinclair's products, the ZX81 and its successful (3) ............ (PLACE), the ZX Spectrum, were small, affordable computers that sold in huge numbers in the early 1980s. Despite limited (4) ............ (CAPABLE), they allowed people to play computer games in their own home for the first time, and even introduced people to the word (5) ............ (PROCESS). The C5, a one-person vehicle that ran on (6) ............ (ELECTRIC), was produced in 1984 and was Sinclair's attempt to (7) ............ (MODERN) transport. However, it was (8) ............ (PERSIST) criticised in the press for being unsafe and impractical in the British climate and production of the C5 was discontinued in August, 1985.

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