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In today’s English Language class, We will be discussing Word Formation. We hope you enjoy the class!
TOPIC: Word Formation
Review of Prefix and Suffix
Affixes are small word bits like –s, -ed added to the base forms of particular words. Affixes are of two main types: prefix and suffix.
Prefixes are affixes added to the base form of words.
Prefix Word Word formed
Un happy unhappy
Non violent non-violent
Il logical illogical
Im patience impatience
In accurate inaccurate
Dis connect disconnect
Mis calculate miscalculate
Super star superstar
Over eat overeat
Pre independence pre-independence
Post primary post-primary
Suffixes are added to the end of the base forms. Examples:
Suffixes Word Word formed
Ness happy happiness
Ify diverse diversify
En dark darken
Ful spoon spoonful
Al nation national
Ship owner ownership
Or act actor
Ion educate education
Hood child childhood
Less power powerless
Underline the prefixes or suffixes in the following words: counterattack, downwards, subhuman, disappointment, assistant, introduction, clockwise, illiterate, maltreat, hypercautious.
Exam Focus English JSSCE p. 96-100.
TOPIC: Speech Work
CONTENT: Revising the Sounds: /ae/ and /a:/
Listen and say the following word
Write two words for each of these sounds.
GENERAL EVALUATION/REVISION QUESTIONS
- Write an essay on the title ‘My Future Ambition’.
- Give the comparative and superlative form of the following words:
- soon b. hard c. fast d. early e. beautiful
- Change the following sentences to past perfect tense,
e.g I eat rice and beans before going to school.
Ans. I had eaten rice and beans before going to school.
Now, do these:
- Ade sees the plane when it takes off.
- John and Nash meet with Ade after the programme.
- My teacher flogs me for coming late.
- We take the money before my father returns.
- Bode has finished his work before going home.
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In our next class, we will be talking about the Use of ‘Despite’ and ‘In spite of’. We are very much eager to meet you there.
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