Use of English PRO

Word Formation - (C1) Advanced 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).

The Office as Playground

Having set up an IT server company when he was only 19, enterpreneur Daniel Foster's next project was to create an environment which would bring a feeling of (0) PLAYFULNESS into the workplace and help avoid stress. He believes that, for young people growing up with technology, there is no real (1) ............ (DIVIDE) these days between work and home. Although his company’s offices look dreary from the outside, appearances can be (2) ............ (DECEIVE). Inside the building, amongst the games consoles, football tables and floor cushions, workers are barefoot and (3) ............ (FORMAL) dressed in shorts, rather than in more conventional suits and ties. Work still goes on though. Daniel’s (4) ............ (EMPLOY) regard fun as a reward rather than an excuse not to work and he justifies the (5) ............ (ADD) cost by pointing out that happy relaxed staff tend to be more (6) ............ (PRODUCE) in their work. He also believes that a pleasant atmosphere helps with the (7) ............ (RECRUIT) of staff. Workers from one of his main (8) ............ (COMPETE) are often amongst the first to apply for any job vacancies.

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