Welcome back, everyone! I’ve finally made a debut of this after a long time (last episode was Season 2, Episode 8) and I’m bringing to you more negative prefixes to enhance your vocabulary! I was recently teaching prefixes in one of my classes here in Thailand, and I just love doing them because it helps my students vary their words.
If you guys don’t know, a prefix is a group of letters added to the beginning of a work. When added, can change the entire meaning of the word. It can change the base word from positive, or negative.
Prefix Meaning Example
anti- freeze antifreeze
counter- act counteract
dis- appear disappear
im- polite impolite
mis- understood misunderstood
non- essential nonessential
un- reliable unreliable
in- supportable insupportable
Task – Add a prefix to each root (answers in the podcast)
Task II – Complete the sentences down below with the negative form of the word in the (parentheses).
- Many people were ____________(sure) if I can teach because of my background, but I surely proved them wrong.
- Most people in Thailand ______________(conceive) about America in terms of it being the most diverse nation in the world.
- There are many ________________(profit) organizations in the world, so I decided to start my own — The Arsenio Buck Foundation.
- Some people are _______________(regular) because they have their own agenda.
- You have to be ______________(selfish) if you want to work with children or the elderly.