WF046 - Modern Medicine - Word Formation

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!

You are going to read a text about modern medicine . Some words are missing. Use the words in brackets to form a new word that fits into each blank.

Thanks to modern medicine there are many new (TREAT) for diseases which, in the past, were (CURE) . Many childhood (ILL), for example, have disappeared. This is due to the use of vaccinations.

(MEDICINE) advances have also changed the way surgical operations are performed. These are less (PAIN) for the patient than they used to be. But, (FORTUNATE), in Third World countries , a high number of (INFECTION) diseases are still common because of overpopulation and poor (LIFE) conditions. Malnutrition, which is caused by (SUFFICIENT) food, is one of the many problems which can (THREAT) children's lives in these countries.

With today's technology , there is no reason that a (SOLVE) to these problems should be beyond our (CAPABLE).