Level 3 Unit 3 Lesson08: An Enjoyable Time

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Use the suffixes «–able», -proof», and «–less» to form adjectives.
  • Use appropriate discourse markers to give more information in a formal context.

Language Tip: A suffix is a letter or a group of letters added to the end of a word to form a new word or to change the grammatical function (or part of speech) of the original word. For example, the verb wash changes into the adjective washable by adding the suffix -able. Understanding the meanings of the common suffixes can help you figure out the meanings of new words you encounter. Study the following presentation and learn more about common suffixes.

Language Tip: Students need to know discourse markers because they contribute to fluency. They guide the listener or reader in the direction of the discourse, too.

Listen and practice the following examples using discourse markers. Pay attention to the punctuation marks.