-ment, -ion, -ity etc. are common noun suffixes. Complete the table by making
nouns from the following words. Follow the examples.
manage / zoo / real /
animate / compete / revise /
govern disappoint / Buddha / invest
geological / feminine / brutal /
technological / climate / social
establish / liberal / depress /
science / move / elastic / race
infinite / legal
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Listen to practise pronunciation.
Match the suffix with the description.
1. A suffix that is added to the root
of a word and often describes a political, philosophical or academic
2. A suffix usually added to a verb.
3. A suffix that has an 's' or a 't' before it and this suffix is
usually added to a verb.
4. A suffix usually added to an adjective.
5. A suffix that often has the meaning of a theory or movement and
can be added to a noun or an adjective.
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Write the words that the definitions are describing. The first letter has been
written to help you.
1. The opposite of optimism
2. The scientific study of the way the human mind works
3. The noun of the verb to disagree
4. This noun is the type of person you are. It’s your character,
which is shown by the way you behave, feel and think
5. The process of teaching or learning in a school or college, or
the knowledge that you get from this
6. The willingness to do things which bring advantages to other
people, even if it results in disadvantage for yourself
7. This is a social, political and economic theory which is based on
the writings of Karl Marx
8. This noun describes something happening or done in a natural,
often sudden way, without any planning or without being forced
9. This could be a plan for how something will happen, or an
agreement between people about how something happens or will happen
10. Something which tries to persuade people to buy a product or
11. This is a peaceful calm state, without noise, violence, worry
12. This is the strong and unreasonable belief that your own country
or race is the best or most important