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In today’s English Language class, We will be Developing our Vocabulary. We hope you enjoy the class!
VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT: Word Building, Using prefixes: super, over, wider, counter, anti, pro, Trans, inter and hyper.
As we learnt in previous lessons, prefixes are added to the beginning of words to alter their meanings. Each prefix has its own meaning. For examples:
|1||Super||Greater than normal||Super-human|
|2||Over||More than usual||Overblown, over-charge|
|3||Under||Less than usual||under-charge, under-estimate|
|4||Counter||Against, opposite||Counter-attack, counter-claim|
|5||Anti||Against, opposed to||Anti-Christ, anti-clockwise|
|6||Pro||In favour of, supporting||Pro-Democracy, Pro-active|
|7||Trans||Beyond. into another state/place||Trans- Atlantic transform, Transplant.|
|8||Inter||Between, from one to another||Inter-action, international, interface.|
|9||Hyper||More than normal||Hyper-active, hypertension.|
Evaluation: Form two words with each of the following prefixes:
Reference: Oxford advanced Learner’s Dictionary; English Grammar by P.O. Olatunbosun.
Reading Assignment: Read English Grammar by Olatunbosun, page 104
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