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Part 3: Word Formation

4) Forming Compound Words

Using the word in brackets, complete the sentence with a compound word. You will sometimes need hyphens.

1. (WEIGH) My aunt is thinking of going on a diet because she is about seven kilos .......... (too heavy).


2. (MOUTH) He tried to disguise his voice whilst talking on the telephone by putting a handkerchief across the .......... (the part of the phone that you speak into).


3. (CHAIR) The meeting will be introduced by the .......... (somebody who runs a meeting).


4. (PEAK) If you can catch your train during .......... (when it is not so busy) times, your ticket will be much cheaper and the trains less busy.


5. (NARROW) She is very .......... (unwilling to accept new ideas) when it comes to people from different cultures.


6. (WORK) The teacher gave us a list of phrasal verbs to revise for .......... (extra work that a student does) tonight before our test tomorrow.


7. (DAY) He's been watching a lot of .......... (during the morning and afternoon) since he lost his job.


8. (SENTENCE) Somebody from the audience shouted out, and the speaker was forced to stop in ......... (in the middle of).








 

 

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