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  1. Identify EIGHTEEN words formed with a prefix: write down the word, identify the prefix, give the meaning of prefix and the meaning of the word.
Word Prefix Meaning of prefix Meaning of word


Learning outcomes(LOs)
LO 2
SpeakingThe learner will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in spoken language in a wide range of situations.
Assessment standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
2.1 communicates ideas and feelings creatively and expressively with a great degree of confidence and with limited assistance, using a range of selected oral types;
2.3 demonstrates basic skills in a range of oral text types;
2.4 demonstrates a range of interaction skills by participating actively in group discussions, conversations, debates and group surveys, and while so doing:
2.4.4 acknowledges others’ opinions and disagrees politely when necessary.
LO 3
Reading and ViewingThe learner will be able to read and view for information and enjoyment, and respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in texts.
We know this when the learner:
3.1 reads spontaneously and often for pleasure and information across the range of texts studied, discusses personal response and the kinds of texts enjoyed and recommends texts to others:
3.4 shows understanding of information texts;
3.4.1 identifies main ideas and explains how the details support the main idea;
3.7 analyses techniques used to create particular effects in visual, written and multimedia texts such as:
3.7.2 the impact of design elements (e.g. type and position of artwork, use of colour);
3.7.3 the impact of camera and film techniques (e.g. close-ups, zoom shots, camera angles, flashbacks);
3.9 discusses socio-cultural, environmental and ethical issues contained in texts and identifies the aspects of texts which carry the values related to them (e.g. content, language, artwork, point of view and characterisation).
LO 4
WritingThe learner will be able to write different kinds of factual and imaginative texts for a wide range of purposes.
We know this when the learner:
4.1 writes a range of imaginative texts:
4.1.2 to explore the creative, critical and playful use of language by means of narrative and descriptive compositions, dialogues, poems, songs and letters;
4.2 produces a range of factual written and multi-modal texts (texts using print and images) for various purposes, using a range of visual, and design elements where appropriate by means of recounts of events, research project reports, pamphlets, posters and book reviews;
4.3 demonstrates basic skills in a range of features of writing appropriate to the text type (e.g. reveals character, establishes the setting and develops the plot in narrative writing, and uses simple imagery in poetry);
4.4 uses the writing process collaboratively and independently to generate texts:
4.4.8 publishes final product, paying attention to creative presentation and varied elements of design.
LO 5
Thinking and ReasoningThe learner will be able to use language to think and reason, as well as to access, process and use information for learning.
We know this when the learner:
5.1 uses language to think and reason.
5.1.1 applies thinking and reasoning skills in a variety of contexts across the curriculum;
5.1.5 recognises and explains why information can be considered “factual” or “objective”;
5.1.7 questions and infers to solve problems and develop thinking about complex issues, ideas and emotions (e.g. human rights issues, environmental issues, personal dilemmas, cross-curricular topics).
5.3 processes information;
5.3.3 extracts and synthesises information, using listening, reading, writing and viewing skills.
We know this when the learner:
LO 6
Language Structure and UseThe learner will know and be able to use the sounds, words and grammar of the language to create and interpret texts.
We know this when the learner:
6.1 works with words:
6.1.2 creates personal spelling list and dictionary of words across the curriculum and discusses which words give problems;
6.1.6 uses prefixes and suffixes to work out meaning.
6.2 works with sentences:
6.2.6 uses a range of punctuation appropriately (e.g. comma to separate an introductory phase or clause from the main part of a sentence, and to separate phrases and clauses in a series).



Here you have a list of words to do with colour.

Now you can use any other category and do the same exercise e.g. words that describe an emotion;

Words that will be used on holiday; words used by Jamie Oliver (popular chef) etc

Learners do need to improve their vocabulary as this will give them so much confidence in general.

Perhaps make sure that learners do have a personal dictionary (a good one) and that they are also keeping a book for recording new words they come across.


Wording in advertising is so crucial to the message they are trying to convey so after studying this advertisement, go over some more and ask them to report their findings.

Advertisements are aimed at younger and younger learners these days so you should spend time on letting the learners look at advertising objectively.

1. Discuss the appeals of this advertisement:

Appeals to our sense of . . . motherliness / maternity / tradition / pride . . .

2. How successful is this advertisement would you say? How do you think it could have been improved or do you think it is successful as it is?


Here there are just a few prefixes used. You can use more or even ask the learners to ask one another.

SUGGESTION: You can also do some activities on the Origin of Words e.g. Latin roots etc.

It is also a good time to see that they have a good dictionary each or that they have started their own home dictionary for recording any new words they come across.

Word Prefix Meaning of prefix Meaning of the word
Impressed Im- On Pressed on . . .
Hypersensitive Hyper- Above More sensitive than normal
Superimposed Super- over Placed over . . .
Multi-colours Multi- Many Many colours
Surrounded Sur- Around All around
Telephoned Tele- From afar Sound from afar
Extraordinary Extra- Over and beyond More than ordinary
Overjoyed Over- Over More than just joyful
Foretell Fore- Before Tell beforehand
Exhibition Ex- Out of Something that is put out
Re-organised Re- Again Organised again
Perimeter Peri- around Placed on the outside of
Symphony Sym- With Sound made together
Cooperation Co- With Working with
Circumference Circum- Around Around the circle
Corresponded Cor- With To be in touch with
Unbelievable Un- Not Not to be believed
Ultra-originality Ultra- Over and beyond Much more than just original

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