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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).

The Perfect Comedian

Ricky Gervais is a highly (0) INVENTIVE British comedian, who rose to fame when he wrote and acted in a funny TV mock-documentary series called ‘The Office’. In it, Gervais causes great (1) ............ (EMBARRASS) as the boss of a paper supply company, whose (2) ............ (FANTASY) high opinion of his managerial skills and his sense of humor is not shared by his group of (3) ............ (EMPLOY). Now, having analysed the facial characteristics of 20 top comedians, scientists have surprised many by coming to the (4) ............ (CONCLUDE) that the perfect comedy face must be (5) ............ (ATTRACT) soft and feminine, with a small forehead, wide nose, large lips and high cheekbones. They say we should not (6) ............ (ESTIMATE) the importance of how comedians come across when we first see them. Their (7) ............ (ABLE) to appear agreeable and obliging puts us at our ease and encourages us to relax; in fact, the ideal image has an incredible (8) ............ (SIMILAR) to Ricky Gervais!

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