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FCE use of english word formation answers

Which prefixes do we use to make these adjectives negative?

  • dissatisfied
  • irrelevant
  • impatient
  • incomplete
  • illegal
  • impossible
  • uncomfortable
  • dishonest
  • unpopular
  • illegible
  • inccessible
  • irresponsible
  • displeased
  • unrealistic
  • imperfect
  • irregular
  • illiterate
What meaning do you think these prefixes give to the word that follows?
  • mini-skirt= a very small skirt
  • non-stop= without stopping
  • retrain=  to train again
  • subway= under the road
  • untie= undo action
  • underdone=not cooked enough
  • anti-freeze= against/to stop freezing
  • ultra-conservative= very conservative
  • outlive= to live longer than sb/ sth
mini = small e.g. mini-cab, mini-bus
non = not  e.g. non-smoker, non-stick
re = again e.g.  re-grow, replace, redo
sub = under  e.g. submarine, subtotal, substandard
un = not/reversing action  e.g. unlock, untie, unable
under = not enough  e.g. underfed, underwatered, undervalue
anti = against  e.g. anti-government, anti-war, anti-smoking
ultra = very  e.g. ultra-rightwing, ultra-clean
out = more/external  e.g. outgrow, outnumber, outdoors

Make these words into nouns.

a) happy = > happiness                   f) popular => popularity

b) intelligent => intelligence            g) friend => friendship

c) approve => approval                   h) social => socialism

d) repeat => repetition                  i) pay => payment

e) inform => information      

Try to make these words into adjectives:

1. wind=> windy         2.attract=> attractive           3. hope => hopeless         4. peace => peaceful        5. eat => eatable       6. create = >creative

Try to make these words into verbs:

1. wide => widen      2. sympathy => sympathise      3. behaviour => bahave    4. clear => clarify

Try to make these words into adverbs:

1. hard => hard     2. peace => peacefully      3. good => well     4. fast => fast      5. slow =>slowly    6. true => truly/ truthfully 

Answers to the word formation part about Jon Interviews:

1. application

2. expectations

3. breaths

4. happiness

5. confidence

6. unprofessional

7. explanation

8. privacy

9. loyalty

10. advice

          j) approve