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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).

A Serious Actress

Penélope Cruz’s career in movies has been (0) EXTRAORDINARILY successful, although she feels she has always had to struggle for (1) ............ (RECOGNISE) as an actress because of her looks. As she says, ‘Once you are seen as (2) ............ (GLAMOUR), you get called “The pretty woman” and no one takes you seriously.’. Nevertheless, in the best movies she has made in her native Spain, she managed to play some well-rounded, (3) ............ (BELIEVE) characters that people could identify with. In 2000, Cruz was (4) ............ (ABLE) to resist the call of Hollywood and early on appeared in one or two (5) ............ (DISAPPOINT) movies there, such as ‘All the pretty horses’. Now she is an international performer who appears in both Spanish and English-language films and many regard her (6) ............ (PERFORM) in Pirates of Caribbean as one of her best later English-language movies. In it, she plays the dangerous pirate who not only looks good but also has great (7) ............ (STRONG) of character. Not just a talented actress, Cruz gives generously to charitable (8) ............ (ORGANISE) as a volunteer in Uganda.

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