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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).

Emotional and physical health

To a large extent, problems and difficulties are an (0) UNAVOIDABLE (AVOID) part of everyday life. According to psychologists, however, there is a (1) ............ (TEND) for people in the west to hide negative feelings, such as anger or (2) ............ (SATISFY), rather than express them. Furthermore, studies have shown there to be an (3) ............ (DEPEND) between physical and emotional health. For example, via the (4) ............ (NERVE) system, a person's emotions have a direct effect on heart rate and digestion, and the suppression of strong emotions can have a (5) ............ (DETRIMENT) effect on a person's health. Such findings, however, should not be taken to mean that emotions are best expressed in a totally (6) ............ (CONTROL) manner. On the contrary, the ability to convey feelings in a rational way is widely regarded as evidence of emotional maturity. So the questions people need to ask themselves are: Am I a good (7) ............ (COMMUNICATE)? Is there balance in my relationships with others? Do I show (8) ............ (SENSE) to others' emotions and moods? If the answer to these questions is 'yes', then they are on the right path.

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