Unit 23 - Prefixes

Teaching point - learning to spell Some prefixes have an obvious meaning, for example:
overcook underpass outlaw upright

However, most prefixes come from Greek, Latin or Old English and their meanings are not so clear. For example:

pre inter homo tele dis un

In the next activity you have to match a prefix to its meaning. Read the words and spot the prefix. Then work out the meaning of the prefix, choosing from the words in the box. There are 12 questions but only 10 meanings. You will need to use one meaning 3 times.

English spelling
above again against badly before
between far off not same under
English spelling
English spelling English spelling

What does the prefix mean?

Type the meaning

dislike   dishonest   disagree
rebuild   reappear   reread
misprint   misbehave   miscalculate
subway   submarine   submerge
unlucky   unable   unusual
precook   preview   prefix
inhuman   infirm   invisible
telephone   telescope   television
interact   international   interweave
supersonic   superhuman   supernatural
homophone   homosexual
antifreeze   antisocial   anticlimax


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