Unit 2 The Study of English
Module 3 Lexis
Find 2 other different forms from each of the following three nouns. Name the forms (noun, verb, adjective etc) and then use each of them appropriately in a sentence. For example: care (careful – adj), carelessly (adv), carer (noun).
Adjective – Clean
He would always make sure that his house was clean and tidy.
Adverb – Cleanly
The knife went through the bread cleanly.
Adjective – Allowable
He was sentenced to the maximum allowable 6 months.
Verb – Allow
He would not allow the door to be left open.
Verb – Tolerate
He would not tolerate bad behaviour in his classroom.
Adjective – Tolerable
He was becoming more tolerable of the bad behaviour.
Give 5 examples of each of the following compounds:-
eg football; [foot+ball]
1. Two nouns making a single compound noun
A Bus stop
c Fish tank
2. A noun and a gerund making one item
eg ice skating or skating rink
a Horse riding
b House cleaning
c Time consuming
d Day dreaming
e House cleaning
Form 1 word from each of the following prefixes. Use free-standing words to which prefixes can be added. eg un(friendly)
Form 1 word from each of the following suffixes, ie add the suffixes to already existing words. eg sad(ness)
Which of the following words would you not teach beginners and why?
welder – Students would have no need to use this word regularly.
bloke – Not a word commonly used outside of Britain.
Chauffeur – Hard to pronounce and spell.