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Word Formation - (B2) First 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).

Scorpion Fish

Have you ever heard of scorpion fish? I was completely (0) UNAWARE (AWARE) they existed until I trod on one in the sea. I can't (1) ............ (EMPHASIS) enough how painful it was! The fish has a spike which gives you an (2) ............ (INJECT) of a (3) ............ (POISON) substance. It's not dangerous, but you begin to feel extremely (4) ............ (COMFORT), and the pain just gets worse and worse. Luckily, there was a doctor on the beach - she was a (5) ............ (SURGERY) at the local hospital - and she told me what the best (6) ............ (TREAT) was. I had to bath my foot in warm, salty water and then apply an ammonia-based solution. After my holiday, my foot still seemed to be a little infected, so my local GP gave me a (7) ............ (PRESCRIBE) for antibiotics. Unfortunately, it turned out I was (8) ............ (ALLERGY) to them, so I came out in a red rash all over my body. It was over a week before I had made a complete recovery.

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