WEEK 3 Use of English ~ B2 First Part 3 ~Word Formation

Read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of some of the lines to form a word that fits in the gap in the same line.

Steve Jobs was both admired and criticized for his consummate skill at persuasion and salesmanship, which has been dubbed the “reality distortion field” and was [1] evident during his keynote speeches (colloquially known as “Stevenotes”) at Macworld Expos and at Apple Worldwide Developers Conferences. [PARTICULAR] Jobs [2] went to work wearing a black long-sleeved mock turtleneck made by Issey Miyake, Levi’s 501 blue jeans, and New Balance 991 sneakers.[USE]
He said his choice was inspired by that of Stuart Geman, a noted applied mathematics professor at Brown University. Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson “…he came to like the idea of having a uniform for himself, both because of its daily convenience (the rationale he claimed) and its [3] to convey a signature style.” [ABLE]

In a 2011 interview with biographer Walter Isaacson, Jobs revealed that he had met with US President Barack Obama, complained about the nation’s [4] of software engineers, and told Obama that he was “headed for a one-term presidency”.[SHORT] Jobs proposed that any foreign student who got an engineering degree at a US university should [5] be offered a green card. [AUTOMATIC] After the [6], Jobs commented, “The president is very smart, but he kept explaining to us reasons why things can’t get done . . . . It infuriates me.” [MEET]

Jobs was perceived as a [7] perfectionist [DEMAND] who always aspired to position his businesses and their products at the forefront of the information technology industry by foreseeing and setting [8] and style trends. [INNOVATE]He summed up this self-concept at the end of his keynote speech at the Macworld Conference and Expo in January 2007, by quoting ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky: 

‘There’s an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love. “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” And we’ve always tried to do that at Apple. Since the very, very [9]. And we always will. [BEGIN]