WORD FORMATION

Have a look of the table below. Would you be able to fill the gaps?

  • Firstly, you need to think about the kind of words that you need. For examle, do I need a verb ? or, do I need and adjective ?
  • Secondly, is the new word negative?  If so, you might need a prefix (e.g. un-/ im-/dis-)
  • And finally, you should  check your answer carefully and if you don´t know the word then guess because you may be right !

NOUN ADJECTIVENEGATIVEVERBADVERBS
benefitbenefit
successunsuccessful
enjoyably
practicalpractically
completecomplete
beliefbelieve
popularitypopularly
satisfyingunsatisfying

And now try to complete these sentences using some of the words from the table

 

1 Revising the night before an exam tends to be __________.

2 A film does not have to be _________ to be successful.

3 The _________ of this project will be a highly successful achievement.

4 Some_________advice is needed before going travelling by yourself in South America.

5 Many people get _________ from watching football matches.

6 Getting revenge on someone is not always as _____________as you imagine it will be.

7 Governments cutting health budgets is an ____________ thing to do.

8 Manchester United have had many _________over the years.

Answer key

NOUN ADJECTIVENEGATIVEVERBADVERBS
benefitbeneficialunbeneficialbenefitbeneficially
successsuccessfulunsuccessfulsucceedsuccessfully
enjoymentenjoyableenjoyablyenjoyenjoyably
practicepracticalimpracticalpractisepractically
completioncompleteincompletecompletecompletely
beliefbelievableunbelievablebelievebelievably
popularitypopularunpopularpopularisepopularly
satisfactionsatisfyingunsatisfyingsatisfysatisfyingly
1 Revising the night before an exam tends to be unbeneficial.

2 A film does not have to be believable to be successful.

3 The completion of this project will be a highly successful achievement.

4 Some practical advice is needed before going travelling by yourself in South America.

5 Many people get enjoyment from watching football matches.

6 Getting revenge on someone is not always as satisfying as you imagine it will be.

7 Governments cutting health budgets is an unpopular thing to do.

8 Manchester United have had many successes over the years.

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