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B2 Word formation

Only a few days to go before my B2 students from the EOI will be taking their mock exams, and yes, it’s only mock which means that we are only testing knowledge for the certificate examinations in June (something like practising and seeing where student’s stand) Anyway, here’s a word formation activity (typical U.E format) on the Topic of Health.

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4 thoughts on “B2 Word formation

  1. Hello! Yes there are some rules but the first thing you’ll need to do is detect what type of word you need if you’re talking about a word formation activity. By this I mean deciding if the blank is for an adverb, adjective, noun, etc. Once you’ve decided this, you’ll need to know which derivation morpheme is necessary. So, it basically involves some rules that are applied according to what type of word class we have and what type of word are we going to change it into. There are some basic rules such as adjective +ly for adverbs (badly) or verb + ion/ment for nouns (dictation and attachment) etc, but there are also many other morphemes and, of course, exceptions. So I would really recommend always having a dictionary available to check this and keeping a wide eye open on word families. Good luck!

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