Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 35 – Vocabulary – Word Families (Round II)

Who loves word families?! Oh, yes! I just can’t get enough of them! Seriously, a lot of you can benefit considerably by knowing what part of speech a word is.  Prefixes + suffixes change it all — most times.  So, here’s another table and more grammar to go over!

So, if you guys don’t already know, word families have a common base word.  To extend your range of vocabulary, think about how a new word would be formed as a noun, verb, adjective, or adverb when you first see it.

Verb                      Noun                Adjectives               Adverbs 

Compare        Comparison        Comparative       Comparatively

Complete these word families.

Verb                      Noun                Adjectives                Adverbs





Perceive                                                                          Perceptively

                        Simplification                                          Simplify

2. Correct the six mistakes in the paragraph below. 

I realization that Liu knows a lot about cars.  She told me that Japan and the USA are large car manufacturing countries.  Also, Japan is a national that exports a lot of cars.  She also said that some people think the first car origin in Germany.  Liu is very perception because he figured out that Brazil will one day be a big influence in the automotive industry. I asked her about how much fuel cars use.  She said it is not simplicity to determine how much fuel cars use every years.  One thing is certain, though.  Demand for cars is general very high. 



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