2 What is a negative prefix? It’s a group of letters added to the beginning of a word to form the word’s opposite. Examples: unfriendly impatient incomplete dishonest irresponsible illiterate
3 In pairs, think of other words formed with negative prefixes. UN UNFORGETTABLE UNACCEPTABLE IM IMPOLITE IMMORTAL IN INSECURE INDECISIVE IR IRREPLACEABLE IRREGULAR DIS DISLOYAL DISPLEASED IL ILLEGIBLE ILLEGAL
4 Now, open your book to page 53 and try to come up with the antonyms for the following words. 1.appropriate 2.courteous 3.excusable 4.imaginable 5.honest 6.pleasant 7.rational 8.matureinapproriatediscourteousinexcusableunimaginabledishonestunpleasantirrationalimmature
5 Grouping by prefixexcusablehonestappropriateacceptableresponsiblecourteousimaginablepoliteconsiderateproperrationalrespectfulmaturepleasantDisImInIrUn
6 Language note:Many words starting with m- or p- form the negative with the prefix im. Many words starting with r- form their negative with the prefix ir-. For example, immobile, impossible, irregular, immortal, impatient, irrepleceable. There are exceptions; for example, displeased, disrespectful.Test your memory! Student book - 53
9 Write your own examples of inappropriate behavior.
10 Write your own examples of inappropriate behavior Write your own examples of inappropriate behavior. Use the adjectives from Exercises D and E.Example: It’s inconsiderate to play loud music on a bus.
11 Suggestions: It’s disrespectful to talk back to your parents. 2. It’s impolite to smoke in enclosed spaces.3. It’s dishonest to cheat on a test.4. It’s inconsiderate to use a cell phone in a restaurant.5. It’s unacceptable to litter on the street.6. It’s discourteous to answer your cell phone in class.