English C1 CAE

Word Formation - (C1) Advanced 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).

Teenagers of the world

While the population of Europe and America is growing older , those in (0) DEVELOPING (DEVELOP) countries are becoming younger. In the non-Western world, (1) ............ (PARTICULAR) India, China and Brazil there is a new generation of teenagers growing up. These young people’s tastes are influencing (2) ............ (CONSUME) habits in our world today. In terms of language , English is dominant throughout the world. It is a way with which teenagers across the world can communicate with each other and share a common culture. The existence of graffiti written in English in so many countries is one example of this. The (3) ............ (STRONG) force in international youth culture today is pop music. It has a UNIVERSAL universal appeal and is driven by pop music stations like MTV and others. They broadcast pop music to every corner of our planet, and while most of the music is English, kids from all over the world learn to sing English too. Youngsters these days can communicate online with friends in (4) ............ (DISTANCE) places. In fact, a teenager in India may feel they have more in common with an Internet friend in Brazil than with other young people in their (5) ............ (NEIGHBOUR) . Young people around the globe are beginning to hang around together on the Internet as they used to on the street. There may be a greater (6) ............ (READY) to learn a foreign language on the streets of cyberspace than in a normal classroom. More and more people are learning English from their friends on the Internet and it is not always the same as the English they learn in school. Tim Berners Lee , the British inventor of the World Wide Web, imagines the effect of the Internet on a teenage boy : Google shows him a random selection of the hundreds of thousands of people around the world whose preferences, for example, in reading are similar to his own . He may live in a small town in the Netherlands but he is right in the centre of a major trend. He feels he is exactly in tune with all of his (7) ............ (SEEN) friends. Many companies say they are trying to create a youth agenda to unite teenagers around the world. Such an agenda includes an (8) ............ (AWARE) of the global environment and human rights. Benetton, for example, says teenagers do not always conform to the same style. Thus, those who wear the “united colours of Benetton” are encouraged to celebrate together their individual and cultural difference.

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