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Word formation. Suffixes that make nouns.

29.08.2019

  

Продолжаем делиться с вами запасами упражнений на тему словообразования в английском. И сегодня речь пойдет об основных суффиксах, с помощью которых образуются существительные. В учебниках эта тема обычно разбирается не очень подробно, поэтому если вы хотите, чтобы ваши студенты овладели мастерством словообразования, выявили закономерности и могли слепить существительное из любой другой самостоятельной части речи, то это подборка для вас. 

 

1. Put the words from the list into the columns with the right suffixes. Sometimes one word can go to more than one column.

 

 

Happy; develop; pollute; marry; aware; drive; confident; chemical; imagine; independant; arrange; science; bag; accommodate; conduct; blind; achieve; maintain; train; pack; entertain; act; sad; describe; optimism; blind; different; excite; pacifism; invite; teach; violent; carry; pass; art; weak.

 

2. Write the occupations for these definitions.

 

  • A person who writes songs and music is ………………………………

  • And a person who sings these songs is …………………………………..

  • A person who acts in films and theatres is ………………………………

  • And a person who shoots movies is ……………………………………...

  • A person who works in a hospital and to whom you go when you don’t feel well is …………………

  • And a person who helps you keep fit when you go to the gym is ………………………………….

  • A person who practices or studies law is a ………………………………….

  • A person who works on a ship is …………………………………….

  • A person whose job is to extinguish fires is ……………………………….

  • A person who doesn’t currently have a job is ……………………………….

 

3. Here’s the list of emotions and feelings. Put them into the correct sentences and don’t forget to change them into nouns.

 

bored, sad, happy, lonely, excited, angry, amused, frightened, confused, satisfied

 

  1. ……………………. can be a helpful feeling if you apply this furious energy to something useful. But avoid taking decisions in this state.

  2. I felt some kind of ………………………… when my boss didn’t recognize me on the street yesterday. The situation was really awkward.

  3. Do you know what this feeling is called when you completed your job and did it really well. - Yes, sure, it’s ……………………………..

  4. What do you think of Mrs Grief’s classes? - Oh, it’s like the Kingdom of ………………….., I almost fall asleep at every lesson.

  5. Jean is a very social and communicative person, so ……………………….. is the feeling she hates most.

  6. When did you last feel utter ………………………….? - At my wedding day, everything was like a dream then!

  7. What do you usually do to cope with ……………………? - Nothing, usually I just wait till it floats away. In fact, I even kind of like this melancholic state.

  8. …………………………… is the feeling I have almost every day. The world never stops surprising me.

  9. I don’t think that …………………… is bad, you know. All in all, it has helped us survive through the entire human history, and our survival instinct is based on it.

  10. You’re going to make the most important decision in your life tomorrow. Do you feel nervous? - No, not at all. In fact, I’m full of …………………………...

 

4. Underline the correct suffix in each sentence.

 

  1. What did you answer to Clyde’s propos-ment/-al/-age? - I said that I wasn’t sure and needed some time to think.

  2. Are we going in the right direc-tion/-sion/-tor? - One second, let me check with the map.

  3. Have you ever heard the saying that hones-ness/-ship/-ty is the best policy?

  4. Why does everybody call Micky a li-er/-or/-ar? - Because he can’t tell the difference between real facts and his fibs.

  5. Charles remembers his child-hood/-ship/-ness really well, even the earliest memories.

  6. One mustn’t underestimate the import-ence/-ance/-ant of safe-ness/-ship/-ty rules in skydiving activities.

  7. Does this movie have a happy or sad end-hood-/-ing/-ence? - I’m not sure, I think it has an open one.

  8. Where did you buy this gorgeous cake? - At the bak-ery/-age/-ety on the Baker street.

  9. When is your expected arriv-ance/-al/-ence time? - Around noon tomorrow.

  10. I can’t believe Melanie is eager to work under such press-ing/-ion/-ure. I hope she’ll find a better job soon.

 

5. Write the original words the nouns below were formed from. What part of speech does each original word belong to?

 

  • jealousy => ……………………

  • creature => ……………………….

  • explosion => ………………………..

  • existence => ………………………..

  • notification => ………………………...

  • friendship => ……………………….

  • laziness => ………………………

  • government => ……………………….

  • information => ………………………

  • employee => …………………….

  • privacy => ……………………

 

6. Here’s the list of some human character traits. Tell about each trait: describe it and your attitude to it. What traits do you value most and why?

 

  • kindness

  • honesty

  • jealousness

  • openness

  • reliability

  • laziness

  • thoughtlessness

  • arrogance

  • cowardness

  • optimism

  • confidence

  • imaginativeness

 

Надеемся, что представленная выше подборка окажется полезной вам и вашим ученикам. Можно провести отдельное занятие на тему образования существительных с помощью суффиксов или использовать ее в качестве дополнительных материалов, все зависит от вашей фантазии. Keep calm and join our magnificent fellowship of Englishdom teachers!

 

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