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English Course - Word Forms (Upper-Intermediate Level)

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Learn how prefixes and suffixes are used to form new words from other words.

  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

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In this Upper-Intermediate Level English Course - Word Forms you will learn how prefixes and suffixes are used to form new words from other words. There is a strong focus on adjectives in this course - how they are formed and their functions. In addition to studying vocabulary and grammar, you will learn about the importance of describing your feelings in English. This course includes tasks, listening, speaking practice and reading exercises.

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After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Define what suffixes are and explain how they are used.
  • Explain what gerunds are, define their form and prove how they are used in the same way as nouns.
  • Describe how adjectives are formed using other words and explain the role of suffixes (morphemes).
  • Summarize how we add letters (prefixes) to the beginning of words to make adjectives.
  • Outline the meaning of sympathy in communication skills and be able to provide examples.
  • Analyse how listening and speaking (including tone and pitch) plays an important part in communicating with others.
  • Justify why being able to talk about and understand feelings is an important part of communicating in English.
  • Trace how certain verbs change their form to become different words with different meanings.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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