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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
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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
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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: 673

 
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: 645

 
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: 512

 
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: 511

 
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 it´s useful for you. Have a great weekend. Hugs mada :)
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Downloads: 454

 
WORD FORMATION - SUFFIXES
Worksheet on Word Formation - Suffixes. There is a brief grammar explanation and in addition some exercises: Ss need to match the suffixes with given words to create new words, add correct suffixes to given words, complete the sentences... I hope you´ll find it useful! Thanks and have a lovely Sunday :-)
Level: elementary
Age: 13-17
Downloads: 448

 
 

PREFIXES and SUFFIXES create new words, usually by modifying or changing the meaning of a ROOT 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) + enstrengthen (verb) 

*probable (adjective) + (l)yprobably (adverb)

*glory (noun) + ousglorious (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)

 

       

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