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Prefixes opposites

  1. 1. Prefix ‘un’ (Opposites)- 1 Put ‘un’ in front of the following words and then put each word in its correct space below. necessary healthy well punctual employed fair pleasant Vera: You look rather (a) ____________. Why don't you see a unwell doctor? Alan: Oh no, that's (b) ____________. I've just been working unnecessary hard. I'm writing a book. Vera: In this room? With the windows closed? And you smoke. unhealthy That's very (c) __________ . You'll be ill. unpleasant Alan: But if I open the windows, some very (d) ___________ smells come in from the chemical factory. unemployed Vera: And I hear you've been (e) ____________ since you lost your job in the library. unpunctual Alan: Yes, they said I was (f) ____________ . But in fact I was unfair only late a few times. It was very (g) _______ .
  2. 2. Prefix ‘un’ (Opposites)- 2 Put ‘un’ in front of the following words and then put each word in its correct space below. satisfactory friendly conscious usual hurt tidy successful (a) Just look at your room. It looks awful. It's so _____ untidy (b) He doesn't like the children in his new school. They're rather ___________. unfriendly (c) I'm afraid your work is ___________ . You'll have unsatisfactory to do better. (d) It was an _________ film. I've never seen one unusual like it. (e) He hit his head on the door as he fell and was unconscious ___________ for 20 minutes. (f) I applied for the job but I was ___________. unsuccessful (g) Two people were injured in the accident but fortunately everyone else was _______. unhurt
  3. 3. Prefix ‘un’ (Opposites)- 3 Put ‘un’ in front of the following words and then put each word in its correct space below. dress wrap tie lock do pack I like going away for a holiday but the best part is coming home again. I arrive home. I (a) ________the door of my flat. I put my suitcase unlock on the floor and start to (b) _______ it. I take out unpack the things I have bought on holiday. I (c) ______the string. I carefully (d) ________ them, untie unwrap look at them and put them on the table. I feel tired but very happy. I go into the bedroom. I (e) ______my jacket and shoes. I take them off. I (f) undo ______and I have a bath. I relax. I'm home undress again.
  4. 4. Prefixes ‘un’ ‘dis’ (Opposites)- 4 . (a) un a(n) _____ comfortable chair (b) un a(n) _____ believable story (c) un a(n) _____ punctual train (d) dis a(n) _____ respectful pupil (e) a(n) _____ popular man un (f) a(n) _____ honest shopkeeper dis (g) a(n) _____ lucky accident un (h) a(n) _____ familiar city un (i) a(n) _____ satisfied customer dis (j) a(n) _____ grateful child un (k) a(n) _____ united party dis (I) to _______ lock a door un
  5. 5. Prefixes ‘un’ ‘dis’ (Opposites)- 5 . (m) to _____ obey an order dis (n) to ______believe a story dis (o) to _____ agree with someone dis (p) to _____ load a ship un (q) to _____ approve of someone dis dis (r) to _____ Iike cheese (s) to _____ button a jacket un dis (t) to _____ appear round the corner un (u) to _____ cover buried treasure (v) to _____ trust a politician dis
  6. 6. Prefixes ‘ir’ ‘il’ ‘im’ ‘in’ (Opposites) - 6 . (a) an ______ resistible temptation ir (b) an ______ possible plan im (c) il an ______ legal business deal (d) an ______ accurate calculation in (e) im an ______ mature young man (f) an ______ moral action im (g) an ______ convenient arrangement in (h) an ______ logical answer il (i) ir an ______ responsible boy (j) an ______ patient motorist im (k) an ______ secure feeling in
  7. 7. Prefixes ‘ir’ ‘il’ ‘im’ ‘in’ (Opposites) - 7 . (I) an ______ relevant question ir (m) an ______ polite letter im (n) il an ______ literate person (o) ________ frequent buses in (p) il ________ legible handwriting (q) an ______ curable illness in (r) an ______ regular train service ir (s) an ______ dependent country in (t) in ________ formal clothes (u) an ______ replaceable work of art ir (v) an ______ expensive present in
  8. 8. Prefixes ‘ir’ ‘il’ ‘im’ ‘in’ ‘dis’ - 8 Put each of the following words in the correct space using the prefixes above. convenient polite formal honest regular correct legal (a) I’m afraid the buses here are very ir________ . I regular sometimes have to wait an hour. (b) This information is in______ . The train leaves at 3.10, correct not at 3.20. (c) legal The use of certain dangerous drugs is il______ . It’s against the law. (d) His house isn’t near the shops, transport or his work. It’s in a very in________ place. convenient (e) She didn’t say ‘please’ or ‘thank you’. She was very im______ . polite (f) It’s not a special occasion. Just wear ordinary, formal in______ clothes. (g) She steals. She tells lies. She’s completely dis ______ honest
  9. 9. Prefixes ‘dis’ ‘in’ ‘ir’ ‘mis’ ‘re’ - 9 Add a prefix (dis-, in-, ir-, mis- or re-) to the following root words, then fill the gaps in the sentences below. 1 It was very dishonest of her to cheat in the examination. 2 It was very irresponsible of you to go away for the weekend without telling your parents where you were. 3 It is a great disadvantage nowadays not to be able to drive - especially when applying for a job. 4 You don't need to wear a suit or a jacket; it's going to be a very informal party. 5 I'm not very happy with this essay. I think I’ll rewrite it. 6 17 plus 18 doesn't make 46. That's incorrect . The right answer is 35. 7 There was an amusing misprint in today's newspaper. Instead of saying 'The choir often sings for charity' it said, 'The choir often sins for charity'. 8 This year our country will have been independent for years. 9 'I think shops should be closed on Sundays.' 'I disagree ! I think they should be open seven days a week.' 10 I dislike all animals -especially dogs. My sister, on the other hand, loves them.
  10. 10. Prefixes ‘il’ ‘im’ ‘non’ ‘un’ - 10 Add a prefix (il-, non-, im- or un-) to the following root words, then fill the gaps in the sentences below. 1 I would never make a good teacher - I'm far too impatient . 2 Most modern cities are lonely, dangerous and rather unfriendly places. 3 In Britain it is illegal to drive a car without insurance and road tax. 4 Because of the bad weather it is uncertain whether the open-air concert will take place or not. 5 The Indian leader, Gandhi, was a great believer in non-violence . He believed protests and demonstrations should be peaceful ones. 6 No person can live to the age of 300 - it's impossible . 7 Don't believe a word he tells you. It's all untrue ! 8 Pass me a cushion please, Paul. This chair's very uncomfortable . 9 Her children are very impolite and never say 'Please' or ‘Thank you'. 10 I've been unemployed for three months now. I really must get a job soon.