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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).

Being unable to read

It seems (0) UNTHINKABLE (THINK) today not to provide children with a decent (1) ............ (EDUCATE). There is such an emphasis on (2) ............ (ACADEMY) achievement these days that it's easy to forget what a problem (3) ............ (LITERATE) used to be. Being unable to read can be (4) ............ (INTENSE) embarrassing and can make someone feel like a complete (5) ............ (FAIL). Someone who can't read is often (6) ............ (UNDERSTAND) afraid of certain situations. The problem can seem (7) ............ (SOLVE). However, given the right teacher, a lot of hard work and a (8) ............ (REASON) amount of time, anyone can learn. Being able to read can lead to an improved quality of life.

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