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).

Margaret Thatcher

Few British politicians have (0) AROUSED (ARISE) more passion than Margaret Thatcher, who was Prime Minister from 1979 until 1990. It is not (1) ............ (INCIDENT) that, during her premiership, Britain went through a period of (2) ............ (MOMENT) change. Those who support Thatcher's policies say she was responsible for changing Britain's (3) ............ (ANTIQUE) union laws and smashing union power, paving the way for the creation of a modern, (4) ............ (COMPETE) economy which required much higher (5) ............ (PRODUCE), efficiency and wage-restraint on the part of the (6) ............ (WORK) than in the past. One of her core beliefs was that it was (7) ............ (MANAGE) which was responsible for running companies, rather than unions or the government. Critics of Margaret Thatcher point to the very high unemployment figures of the 1980s — the official unemployment total had risen from just over one million people out of work in 1979 to over three million by 1982 When Margaret Thatcher realised that she had lost the support of many of her MPs in November 1990 and stood down as Prime Minister, the nation was split. Some saw her resignation as (8) ............ (TIME) , and wished she would continue. Others felt it could not have come too soon. Even today, historians and economists are divided as to whether her legacy was positive or negative overall.

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