B2 First (FCE) Practice Test

FCE Reading and Use of English Part 3: Word Formation

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.

Dress Code

UK companies have received (0) ........ (CRITIC) from a business forum for what their report refers to as a rather narrow-minded attitude towards the dress code for office workers. This follows a case in which a male (1) ........ (EMPLOY) working in the post room of a large company in the United Kingdom received a (2) ........ (SUSPEND) for wearing jeans to work. Whilst the report accepts that there is a need for people dealing with (3) ........ (CUSTOM) to look well dressed, it questions whether employees who work behind the scenes necessarily need to dress formally. The authors of the report made a (4) ........ (COMPARE) between the UK and other European nations where employers seem (5) ........ (CONCERN) about the need for their workers to wear smart clothes in the office. Their (6) ........ (ARGUE) is based on research that claims workers are far more (7) ........ (PRODUCT) when they have the (8) ........ (FREE) to dress in a way that they feel most comfortable in.