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Noun suffixes exercise 2 (491)
Sixty gapped sentences requiring a noun with verb or adjective form given as cue.
 
 

 

Noun suffixes (297)
Fourteen-question exercise. Students fill in noun suffix from gapped sentences. e.g. 'The develop____ of mobile phone networks in poor countries...'
 
 

 



Book references for word families - generalPage top ↑
 

General English course books (adults)


Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 9 Attraction  Page 84 
(1) Adding suffixes to adjectives escribing personality to make other memebers of word family; (2) Matching prefixes with stems (personality adjectives) absent + minded etc.
Unit 10 Genius  Page 95 
Ss complete grid: nouns, adjectives and example collocations. science, scientist, scientific, scientific research
 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 2 Life's ups and downs  Pages 20 - 21  Forming nouns and gerunds
(20) Noun - verb pairs: research and researh etc. (20) Passage with mulitple choice words: noun /verb/adjective etc, (21) Word completion
Module 2 Life's ups and downs  Page 27   Practise
End-of-unit extra practice section
Consolidation module 1 - 4  Page 51   forming nouns and adjectives
Form adjectives from given houns
 

New Inside Out Student's Book Advanced book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Advanced 
Ceri Jones   Tania Bastow   
Unit 1 Conversation  Pages 6 - 7  Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus
Discussion + split reading. Vocabulary: word families - students complete a table of the different parts of speech of various items from the reading
 


 

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Worksheets for prefixes and suffixes
 
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Prefixes - gap cards (1096)
24 cards gapped for common prefixes: anti, over, non, pre, post, self, under Could be used for a snakes and ladders game
 
 

 

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Prefixes snap (879)
Twenty-five cards - 11 prefixes, 14 word stems. (1) play snap. (2) Gap fill and oral follow-up
 
 

 

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Prefixes quiz (875)
Two eight-question word completion quizzes. These can be done in teams (A and B) and then the teams question each other
 
 

 

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Prefixes and suffixes (61)
Students form words using common prefixes and suffixes
 
 

 

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Prefixes and suffixes extra (83)
Students spot incorrect combinations of prefixes/stems or stems/suffixes
 
 

 

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Adjective building (283)
matching - prefix + adjective + noun (Goes with SB page 75)
 
 

 

 

Quizzes for prefixes and suffixesPage top ↑
 
Adjective building (184)
Gap-fill quiz relating to (old) Inside Out upper intermediate, unit 8. page 75
 
 

 

Noun suffixes (297)
Fourteen-question exercise. Students fill in noun suffix from gapped sentences. e.g. 'The develop____ of mobile phone networks in poor countries...'
 
 

 

BBC prefixes quizzes (298)
Three ten-question multiple-choice quizzes in ascending order of difficulty. NB: this BBC website is aimed at young native speakers (note the emphasis on spelling). However, this item would be of use to non-native learners.
 
 

 

Adjective prefixes quiz 1 (375)
Gap fill. Add prefixes to individual words. il / ir / dis / un / in / im
 
 

 

Adjective prefixes quiz 2 (376)
Gapped sentences illustrating the words in adjective prefixes quiz 1
 
 

 

Prefixes and suffixes quiz (496)
Twenty question MC quiz for prefixes (adjetive and noun) and noun suffixes.
 
 

 

Adjective prefixes quiz 3 (1397)
Ten-question short-answer quiz for il, im, dis etc.
 
 

 

Noun suffixes exercise 2 (491)
Sixty gapped sentences requiring a noun with verb or adjective form given as cue.
 
 

 

 

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Prefixes crossword 01 (302)
Fifteen-item crossword, all of the examples made with common prefixes - re, multi, dis etc. (Includes the following trickier examples: illogical, illegible, irreplaceable, multilingual)
 
 

 


 
Book references for prefixes and suffixesPage top ↑
 

General English course books (adults)


Global Upper Intermediate students' book book cover Global Upper Intermediate students' book 
Lindsay Clandfield   Rebecca Robb Benne   
Unit 2 Right & Wrong  Page 22   Prefix mis
 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 8 Escape  Page 75 
adjective building (1) Compound adjectives with 'well-' or '-conscious' (Uses examples from reading Every postcard tells a story, page 74.)
(2) Adjectives with prefixes: un in ir im il
+ suffixes less ful ish (Matching exercises)
(3) Gapped text with root adjective prompts.

 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 2 Life's ups and downs  Pages 20 - 21  Forming nouns and gerunds
(20) Noun - verb pairs: research and researh etc. (20) Passage with mulitple choice words: noun /verb/adjective etc, (21) Word completion
Module 2 Life's ups and downs  Page 27   Practise
End-of-unit extra practice section
Module 2 Life's ups and downs  Page 22   Forming adjectives
Common adjectival endings: ive, ic, able etc
Module 2 Life's ups and downs  Page 23   prefixes
Common prefixes: over, under, pre, post etc
 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 4 Challenge  Pages 36 - 37  Ben Saunders: Polar explorer
Reading about the youngest person to ski solo to the North Pole + vocab work focusing on prefixes and suffixes
 

Straightforward Advanced Student's Book book cover Straightforward Advanced Student's Book 
Roy Norris   
1D The quarterlife crisis  Pages 12 - 13  Noun suffixes
 

Photocopiable resource books


Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) book cover Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) 
Colin Granger   John Plumb   
Opposites quiz page 30  Page 30 
dis... un... im... in... Ss form opposites of 12 adjectives (with picture prompts) by adding these prefixes.
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
9 - 12b Impossible?  Pages 9 - 12
Dominoes game with prefixes.