Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 1 – Vocabulary Skill: Adding The Suffix – al, ment, tion, ence

Suffixes are word endings that change the meaning of a word.  We can use the suffix -al to change a noun into an adjective.

Teaching is a difficult profession. (noun)

My teacher is very professional. (adjective)

Change these adjectives into nouns by removing the suffix.

  1. Typical –
  2. Personal –
  3. Natural –
  4. Verbal –
  5. Normal-

Verb & Noun Forms – fill in the missing words

-ment 

verb                                 noun

argue                         argument

move

improve

retirement

 

-ion

Verb                                 noun

concentrate

information

describe

discussion

 

-ence

adjective                         noun

difference

adolescence

independence

confident

 

Choose the correct alternative

  1. How can you improve/improvement your English?
  2. Do you think you are an independent/independence learner?
  3. Have you got a lot of confidence/confidence when you speak English?
  4. Are there many different/differences between English and your language?
  5. Do you live having discussion/discussions in English.

 

Podcast

 

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