ACADEMIC ENGLISH: PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES
In Academic English you often encounter higher level words in texts that consist of multi-parts. Welcome to the world of the PrEfIx and the SuFf Ix. So let’s get started.)
Mis – lead – ing
Warning!!! The root is also known as the base in some books and web sites.
CHALLENGE: How many words can you think of that fit into the prefix-root-suffix pattern above?
3-Here are some prefixes and suffixes you might encounter in your studies:
The activity below looks at whether you can take a word apart. It will ask you for up to 5 answers: Good Luck.)
5-The Ultimate Challenge
Click on one of the websites below and choose an article that interests you. Have a quick scan through the text. Highlight any words with prefixes and suffixes and try to deduce their meaning using your new found knowledge. If you come across any new prefixes or suffixes remember to record them around the overriding theme (For example: Chemistry) and then group them into smaller theme groups, as we did in the lesson.)
Please post any other sites that you enjoy reading or are useful for your studies so that other students can benefit from this collaborative, collective, knowledge. (How many prefixes, suffixes and roots in that*!!!:)