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WORD FORMATION

WHAT KIND OF WORDS ARE THE BOLD ONES?

1. There are advertisements for the job in all local newspapers noun adjective verb adverb

2. If you want to sell your house, why don't you advertise it on the internet? noun adjective verb adverb

3. George Clooney looks so attractive!! noun adjective verb adverb

4. The announcement of their divorce surprised everyone noun adjective verb adverb

5. She has been actively involved in many human rights campaigns noun adjective verb adverb

6. You must wait for the confirmation letter before paying the bill noun adjective verb adverb

7. Come on! Think logically and don't make a fuss about it! noun adjective verb adverb

8. Obama is the most popular politician in the world noun adjective verb adverb

9. A lot of people say they aren't interested in politics noun adjective verb adverb

 

 

PREFIXES & SUFFIXES

PREFIXES and SUFFIXES create new words, usually by modifying or changing the meaning of aROOT WORD.If we take a root word like EMPLOY (verb) or HAPPY (adjective), we can see how their meaning changes. *UN + employ + ED = UNEMPLOYED (the verb becomes an adjective with a negative meaning) * happy + NESS = HAPPINESS (the adjective becomes a noun) Pay attention to changes in SPELLING: y often becomes i / final e often disappears ()     1. PREFIXES like DIS/IN/IM/IR/UN/IL/MIS are used to give an opposite/negative meaning to a word. Task: Find the opposites of the words on the right and write them down.

 



  POSSIBLE LOYAL HONEST REGULAR LEGAL COMPLETE REPLACEABLE EFFECTIVE POPULAR FORTUNE DIFFERENT KIND  

2. SUFFIXES can be used to form a verb, a noun, an adjective and an adverb.

EXAMPLES

*dark (adjective) + ness = darkness (noun)

*strength (noun) + en = strengthen (verb)

*probable (adjective) + (l)y = probably (adverb)

*glory (noun) + ous = glorious (adjective)

 

Task: Link the verbs with their correct suffix to form NOUNS and write them down. Follow the example and be careful with the spelling.

 

a) IMAGINE 1. -ance g ASSISTANCE
b) WEAK 2. -ity    
c) TEACH 3. -ation    
d) INFECT 4. -sion    
e) DECIDE 5. -ence    
f) ARGUE 6. -er    
g) ASSIST 7. -al    
h) SECURE 8. -ance    
i) REFUSE 9. -ment    
j) OCCUR 10. - ion    
k) RESIST 11. -ness    

 

 

3. PREFIXES and SUFFIXES

 

Task: Add a PREFIX and/or SUFFIX to the words below and put them in the correct sentence. In brackets you'll find some information on the parts of speech to use.

 

PROBABLE COMMUNICATE AGREE CURIOUS ANGER HEALTH

RESPONSIBLE FAME HELP LIKE CAREFUL CONCLUDE

 

a) The lights are green, but nobody is moving. He is so . (adjective)

 

b) Don't you know that saying " killed the cat?" (noun)

 

c) I think you should drive more . You're scaring me. (adverb)

d) She is a very TV star. (adjective)

e) They have different opinions on the subject. Their will last forever. (noun with a negative meaning)

f) Brian is always late for work. He is so . (adjective with a negative meaning)

g) This Math problem is very difficult. Mary didn't come to any . (noun)

h) He can't see the banana peel. He will slip and fall. (adverb)

 

i) You shouldn't eat so much junk food. It's very . (adjective with a negative meaning)

j) Thanks for finding my cat. You're a very young man. (adjective)

k) My parents are always fighting. There is no between them anymore. (noun)

 

l) I really my packed lunch. It doesn't smell so nice. (verb with a negative meaning)

 

 

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=3677

 

Home task: to retell lecture and prepare activities, ex-s for teaching vocabulary for young learners.

 

  parts of speech downloadable worksheets:
Word formation exercise (1) Students must transform the word at the end of each sentence into a NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE or ADVERB in order to complete the sentences. KEY INCLUDED. It can be used as a follow-up activity for my WORD FORMATION GAME 1. You can find the board here: http://www.eslprinta bles.com/printable.a sp?id=216149#thetop Level: intermediate Age: 14-17 Downloads: 945
PREFIXES - un / dis / im / ir / un + KEY Simple tasks to practise opposites through the use of prefixes. Hope you like it. Level: elementary Age: 12-17 Downloads: 712
PARTS OF SPEECH This was actually one of my first worksheets, but I decided to delete it from the site and redo it. So, I rearranged the lay out and changed a bit the information and the exercises. There are 4 activities now: identify to what part of speech the underlined words belong to, match the words to the part of speech and fill in the gaps, fill in with the... Level: elementary Age: 9-17 Downloads: 642
Word-formation: English suffixes (nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs) It is a four-page document containing the main English suffixes to form nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs. It is also indicated to which part of speech they can be added and the meaning they imply. I hope it is useful. This pages are entirely in English! Level: intermediate Age: 12-17 Downloads: 629
Word formation exercise (2) Students must transform the word at the end of each sentence into a NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE or ADVERB in order to complete the sentences. KEY INCLUDED. It can be used as a follow-up activity for my WORD FORMATION GAME 2. You can find the board here: http://www.eslprinta bles.com/printable.a sp?id=253160#thetop Level: intermediate Age: 14-17 Downloads: 497
Parts of speech 1 - nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives *Greyscale and KEY included* A short explanation and an exercise to practise parts of speech (NOUNS, PRONOUNS, VERBS and ADJECTIVES). Students have to put the words in the correct column. Greyscale and KEY included. Hope you can use it. Hugs mada :) Level: elementary Age: 9-14 Downloads: 494
Parts of speech - NOUNS *Countable - Uncountable; Word formation; Plurals* (Greyscale + KEY included) Three exercises to practise nouns. 1) Students put the nouns in the correct column, 2) use the words listed to form the nouns and complete the sentences and 3) write the plural forms of the nouns. Greyscale nad KEY included. Hope its useful for you. Have a great weekend. Hugs mada :) Level: intermediate Age: 13-17 Downloads: 448

 

 


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