In this episode we’re going to help you with adjective prefixes like UNbelievable and IMpossible, and Marcelo tells us his true story. Welcome to…..Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig
Voice message from Josep from Barcelona
Josep has passed CAE! – Congratulations!!!!
Are there rules for prefixes? – not really, but there are common patterns!
We spoke about word formation in general in episodes 59 and episode 61:
Words that start with il- generally have the prefix il- (illegal, illogical), but there are exceptions.
Words that begin with ir- tend to have the prefix ir- (irrelevant, irrational, irregular, irresponsible)
SUFFIXES – at the end
People who do jobs: suffixes -er, -ist, -ant, -or, -ee (teacher, artist, shop assistant, professor)
Adjective suffixes: -ful, -less, -able, -ous, -ive. -itive, -y, -ible (helpful, useless, bossy)
Noun suffixes: -tion, -ment, -ness, -ity, -ance, -ence, -ship (education, clarity, friendship)
PREFIXES – at the start
1. Negative prefixes (mainly used for adjectives, but can be for verbs and nouns): un-, in-, -im, -dis, -ir, -il (untrue, disloyal, illogical)
2. Prefixes that give a specific meaning: anti- V pro-, down- V up-, hyper- V hypo-, pre- V post-, V micro- V macro-, sub- V supra-, inter-, V intra, multi-, V mono-, hetero- V homo-, under- V over-, trans-, ultra, semi-, non-, mini-, super- mega-…
(pro-government V anti-government, pre-war V post-war, mega-city, mini-skirt, international, ultra-modern, transatlantic, semi-skimmed..)
What’s the opposite?
Employed – unemployed
Relevant – irrelevant
Successful – unsuccessful
Possible – impossible
Trustworthy – untrustworthy
Noisy – quiet, noiseless
Comfortable – uncomfortable
Mature – immature
Respect – disrespect
Regular – irregular
Believable – unbelievable
Tolerant – intolerant
Satisfied – dissatisfied
Moral – immoral
Legal – illegal
Concerned – unconcerned
Lucky – unlucky
Reliable – unreliable
Modest – immodest
Obedient – disobedient
Honest – dishonest
Practical – impractical
Patient – impatient
Responsible – irresponsible
Perfect – imperfect
Experienced – inexperienced
Logical – illogical
Micro-economic – macroeconomic
Homosexual – heterosexual
Alcoholic (drink) – non-alcoholic
Pre-revolution(ary) – post-revolution(ary) Some words can be adjective or noun.
eg. a pre-revolution stamp. (Pre-revolution can be an adjective.)
Anti-war – pro-war. eg. The anti-war protestors had a demo. (anti-war is an adjective)
Overcooked – undercooked
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Email from Marcelo from Buenos Aires
Hello Reza and Craig
Thank you very much for your podcasts. It is very nice to listen to them especially on Sunday evenings when everything seems to be dull.
I’m sending you a recording of something I experienced and wrote in English, as some kind of solace (consuelo).
I hope it to be useful for the podcast . I don’t like my voice but that happens to a lot of people, as you said.
Marcelo from Buenos Aires
A (cold) shiver – escalofrío, temblor
Accomplice – cómplice
Evidence – proof, evidencía
Plugged in – enchufado, conectado
To charge – cargar, recargar
1. Which two ways does Marcelo suggest for saving money before you go to the supermarket?
2. What did Marcelo think had been stolen from him?
3. What was the man doing while he was waiting in the queue?
1. Which two ways does Marcelo suggest for saving money before you go to the supermarket? – Make a list, eat before you go
2. What did Marcelo think had been stolen from him? – his mobile phone
3. What was the man doing while he was waiting in the queue? – opening a packet of crisps
Great pronunciation, especially of words like snack, crisps, mobile, vegetable, hypothetical, charged
/h/ hypothetical, home – when I got ‘home’
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How to Tell a Story in English – Episode 137
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On next week’s episode: Famous Last Words
The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called ‘See You Later’
FULL TRANSCRIPTION (kindly contributed by Marcelo Fernandez)
R: In this episode we’re going to help you with adjective prefixes like unbelievable and impossible and Marcelo tells us his true story. Welcome to:
C: Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig.
C: Hello. I’m Craig
R: And I’m Reza
C: And together with over forty-five years of teaching between Reza and I, we’re going to help you improve your English and take your grammar, your vocabulary and your pronunciation to the next level. Hi Reza.
R: How are things, Craig?
C: Things are great. A beautiful sunny day in Valencia. We’ve got a noisy neighbour problem. You might hear some banging during this episode. Don’t worry it’s just people banging on the wall next door.
R: It is not Craig and I banging our heads. No. It is not that.
C: So let’s begin today with a voice message from our friend Josep from Barcelona who has passed his CAE exam. Congratulations.
R: Well done Josep.
C: Let’s listen to Josep’s message.
J: Hello guys. This is Josep from Barcelona. Good day to everybody and Craig and Reza, of course. I want to ask you a question this week regarding word formation. I’ve noticed there are words that start with IN and other words start with UN like for instance unqualified, unprecedented, unjustifiable, unbearable, unprintable, untenable, etcetera. Whereas words like insensitive, injustice, invaluable, insufficient inorganic, indefensible start with IN. So my question this time is whether there is a way to know if there is a rule or any sort of rule that we could use to figure out when sometimes some words need to be written with IN and others with UN at the beginning. That’s one thing. The second thing I wanted to comment is about my CAE exams that I did last month and I got the news this week that I passed so now my qualification is Cambridge advanced English. So thank you guys for your help on that and sunny regards to everyone. Bye bye.
C: You know, it makes me so happy when we hear from students who have passed exams.
R: Me too. It’s the best news we can possibly get. Well done Josep.
C: You’ve made our day. You’ve made us very happy, congratulations.
R: And it’s a very good question you have. Just before we get on to that. Can I just comment on one thing? I want to comment on one thing. I want to comment on comment. You said that you wanted to comment (I think you said) but the stress on that verb should be on the first syllable to comment and you forgot to add the preposition ON. You comment on something. Apart from that your voice recording was extremely good. Impeccable.
C: Josep, we did speak about word formation in general back in episodes 59 and 61. So if you …anyone there including Josep want to revise word formation go back to www.inglespodcast.com/59 and www.inglespodcast.com/61. Are there any rules for prefixes? I don’t think there are. Not really. Are there Reza? There are some common patterns, some common things that you can identify but I don’t think there are any definite hard and fast rules which means strict rules that you can follow.
R: No. Because any pattern you can think of there are exceptions to it. The only things that really are quite useful to know, I think, are words beginning with L tend to mostly have the prefix I L, ILL to be the opposite, like logical – illogical, legal – illegal but there are exceptions, there are exceptions, there usually are, and words beginning with R tend to have the prefix IR relevant – irrelevant, rational – irrational, apart from that, no, there’s nothing really to help you.
C: We can help you a little bit with suffixes, now just to clarify, and again we spoke about it previously, but the prefix comes at the beginning of the word pre (before, at the beginning) and the prefix changes the meaning of the word. So it usually changes it to the opposite happy – unhappy for example, the suffix goes at the end of the word and that often changes the word group or word family, so it changes a verb to a noun or a noun to an adjective, etcetera. People who do jobs, Reza, can we help the listeners with a suffix or suffixes that they can use for professions
R: Yes, a suffix at the end of the word ER, IST, ANT, OR and EE are very common for people who do jobs, for example: if you teach, you’re a teacher, ER, if you’re involved in art, you’re an artist, IST, if you assist in a shop, you’re a shop assistant, ANT, professor ending in OR, doctor ending in OR, etcetera.
C: If you mug people for a living, you’re a mugger
R: What about adjective suffixes, Craig? To describe, to give description, adjectives
C: Yes, there are, there’s a selection of suffixes you could use for adjectives for example F – U – L, FUL like helpful for example L – E – double S, at the end of the word, for example useless or senseless, there’s A – B – L– E, for example laughable or adorable, there’s O – U – S, for example anxious or delicious, there’s I – V – E, sensitive, I– T – I – V – E, also sensitive, Y, happy or silly, I– B – L – E, for example sensible.
R: We also use suffixes of course for nouns, so when you see suffixes ending in T – I – O – N, you know it’s probably going to be a noun or M – E – N – T, N – E – double S, I – T – Y, A – N –C – E, E – N – C – E, S – H –I – P, for example: T – I – O – N education, M – E – N – T establishment,
R: Government, N – E – double S happiness, I – T – Y clarity; university; city, A – N –C – E importance, E – N – C – E independence, S – H –I – P friendship.
R: So nearly always those suffixes tell you the type of word. Although there are a few exceptions of course. The letter “Y” is, as we said, the suffix for an adjective but many nouns do also end in “Y”, for example a try. That was a good try, well done T – R – Y, well, “TRY” is a noun there. It’s not an adjective, so not all words that end with “Y” are adjectives but a lot of them are.
C: And you said city before as an example of a noun but it can also be an adjective.
R: Right, yeah like a city break or something like that
R: So there are not completely hard and fast rules. But generally speaking.
C: Remember all the information we’re given you ,you can find written down in our show notes at www.inglespodcast.com/157 so if we’re going too quickly go to the website and follow this podcast with the text. What about prefixes, Reza? Now prefixes, I said come at the start, at the beginning of a word.
R: Well as Craig said earlier prefixes are used to make a word negative that’s one use of prefixes but there’s another use as well. We’ll talk about that in a minute. So negative prefixes can be UN like unhappy, IN like inappropriate, IM I-M like impossible, DIS like disproportionate, I – R like irrelevant, and ILL like illogical, ok? Or other words: untrue, disloyal, irrelevant, irrational.
R: OK. All of those are negative but there’s another use of prefix which is to give at specific meaning. Not necessarily negative but a specific meaning for example pro-government
C: P – R – O
R: P – R – O, you support the government or anti-government, you’re against the government. OK? So some common ones are anti-pro they‘re opposites, down for example my company has been downsized. It has been made smaller or we’re going to up skill our plans to make them bigger, to go up so down and up. Hyper and hypo. Hyper is H – y – p – e – r and hypo is h – y- p – o. For example if you’re diabetic, you can have problem with hyper glycaemia. That means you have too much sugar in your blood or you can have hypo glycaemia which means you don’t have enough sugar in your blood. So hyper = too much; hypo = not enough.
R: Exactly, hypertension and hypotension. Pre and Post for example pre-war Britain was much different to post war Britain. Before and after. Micro and macro microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics is the study of individual companies and micro, macro sorry, the big picture on a look on it everything sub and supra. Sub is under and supra is over for example submarine = under the sea and supra…supra…territorial, above the earth, supra is not a very common one and exists. Inter is a very common one…inter is a very common one…international, internet.
R: Interaction. But there’s an opposite of inter which is intra and … Craig, do you often use intranet?
C: Yes, the intranet in a company is the inside internet, isn’t it? It’s the inside communication system that is only … inside the company so we work in a language school and the language school has an intranet, has its own closed internet system.
R: Or when people talk about different intelligences, they talk about interpersonal skills and intrapersonal. Interpersonal means you…you interact well with other people and intrapersonal means you manage yourself well. Anymore Craig you can think of?
C: Well there’s…er…there’s multi and mono for example multi-linguist is a person who speaks many languages and mono-linguist is a person who speaks one so multi = many and mono = one.
R: What about a person who speaks specifically 2 languages?
R: Bilingual. And three languages?
C: Trilingual. And one language…an American (ha-ha) sorry Americans!
R: We’re joking, we’re joking.
We’ve got hetero and homo for example heterogeneous, a lot of difference
R: Heterosexual and homogeneous = all the same. Under and over for example under …
C: Underpaid like us.
R: Like us or like many politicians over paid, they get too much money for what they do.
Trans = going across like … the Titanic was a transatlantic ship in theory although it never
did get to the other side. It was transatlantic = going across.
C: But these aren’t opposite, are they?
R: No, I didn’t say the word but ultra means very extreme like … you talk about…it’s been … los ultras…they’re kind of the extreme supporters of a club they’re very…they’re very, very extreme. So ultra =very extreme…ultramodern. Semi=half like semi skimmed milk. They…they skim, they take off from the top, half of the fat. It’s semi skimmed.
C: Semi-final, semi-detached
R: Non. What does non mean in Spanish?
R: Yes. So, in Spanish just would say no, but in English you have to add an N, you have to add non if it’s gonna be used in an adjective as a prefix. For example…non…non
R: Negotiable. In other words, you sign a piece of paper and after that you can´t change your mind. Non-negotiable. You can´t change it.
C: Non-fat milk
R: There’s no fat in it. So in Spanish you would say no but in English we don’t say no, we say non. N O N when it´s a prefix. Mini= very small, like a miniskirt. Super=very big, like a supermarket. It´s much bigger than a normal market. Mega = very big. Very, very, very big. Like Tokyo is a mega city and there are many, many more, but don´t worry, don´t worry because most of those: group two, let´s call them, the ones which give a specific meaning. There´re very very similar to Spanish: mono, hetero, homo, Trans, ultra, semi, mini, super, mega they´re, they´re more or less the same as Spanish so, you shouldn’t have too much difficulty understanding them.
C: Now Josep´s question was specifically about prefixes so let’s look at some prefixes and try and help Josep with a little mini text. Reza, I´m going to give you a word, probably and adjective I ´d like you to tell me the opposite including the prefix, but just leave a second or two because listeners you say the word before Reza, ok? So, I´m going to say a word for example employed, the opposite of employed is… Say it and then you hear Reza. Ok? Ready? Employed.
C: very good. Trustworthy
R: Is it noiseless? I´ve never used that word myself.
C: What about quiet? That´s a trick. I´m tricking you. There’s no….innoisy, unnoisy, disnoisy. No. It´s probably quiet.
R: Quiet ok…so you trick… Craig got me there.
C: I got you there, Ok ok.
R: Although there is a word noiseless, isn´t there? But it’s not very common. Some of these words are not…they exist but we don´t often say them like noiseless.
C: I use quiet. I say it is a noisy bar, it is a quiet bar.
C & R: Yeah!
R: Noiseless is not quite the same as quiet. Noiseless means there´s absolutely no noise.
R: Zero noise.
C: Next word: comfortable
C: Patient R: Impatient
C: Ha ha !!! Patient
R: Impatient. I made you wait for that, didn´t I?
C: Yeah I’m all right patient today.
C: Alcoholic like the drink alcoholic beer, wine, whisky.
C: Pre-revolution or pre-revolutionary
R: Post-revolution, post-revolutionary. That´s…that’s interesting. I wanna just comment on that. Pre-revolution looks like a noun because it can be a noun. People were discontent in the pre-revolution, but it can also be an adjective like a pre-revolution stamp. So these words which have a prefix which has a specific meaning sometimes they don’t look like adjectives because they end with a suffix which is maybe a noun like revolution, looks like a noun. But because you add the prefix it can now be an adjective, pre-revolution, anti-abortion, pro-government. They are adjectives.
C: What the opposite of anti-war?
R: Pro-war. For example, the anti-war protestors had a demo, a demonstration (una manifestación) so anti-war there again is an adjective.
C: And what about overcooked? Which is usually the way I cook food.
C: Overweight. That´s me.
R: This is me. Underpaid.
C: You know Reza, a lot a people these days don’t have time or money in some cases to go to organized languages classes and pay a language school for their English studies can you think of any way they could do that more conveniently saving themselves time and money ?
R: Have you ever heard of ITalki?
C: I have. Tell us about it. What´s ITalki and how can our listeners go there to find an English teacher?
R: Well let me tell you about ITalki. Everybody. It´s a one or one or one to one native speaker learning experience. In other words, you get a teacher who will speak the language you want to learn and you can have a lesson with them whenever you like, whenever they´re free, because you can check their timetable for availability, you can check what language or languages they speak. You can check how much money they charge because different teachers charge different prices according to their experience and according to their qualifications etcetera. All you need is a computer with skype and you’re ready to get started with your one to one classes. What´s more, if you sign up to ITalki at inglespodcast dot com ITalki that´s I-t-a-l-k-i then they´ll give you a ten dollar credit to get you started your first lesson free. So if you like it, we´re sure you will and then just keep going for there Craig and I would like to thank Italki for sponsoring aprender ingles con Reza y Craig.
C: Reza, I’m very happy to say that we have received another true story from one of our listeners. Marcelo from Buenos Aires has sent us something that happened to him in an audio file and we´re going to play it for you now. Let me read Marcelo´s email. He says hello Reza and Craig thank you very much for your podcasts it´s very nice to listen to them especially on Sunday evenings when everything seems to be dull. Dull D-U-Double L that means boring and I agree Sundays can be a bit boring. He continues… I’m sending you a recording of something I experienced and wrote in English as some kind of solace…and He puts consuelo solace that´s a very nice word to use. I hope it to be useful for the podcast. I don’t like my voice. Nobody does, Marcelo. But that happens to a lot of people as you have said. Regards Marcelo from Buenos Aires.
R: Marcelo, I hate my voice as well in the podcast. I don’t know why people listen to it. I ´m just happy they do.
C: and I hate Reza´s voice, too. Ha ha. It´s a joke. Yeah… Everybody hates their voices, we said because when you speak, it vibrates around your head and it´s nothing like the same as when you hear it recorded. We strongly recommend you record your voices on your phones or send us a voice message or do something to catch your voice and listen to it because that´s a really good way of improving your English and your pronunciation. But nobody likes the way their voice sounds on tape when they´re recorded because it´s never the same as it sounds inside your head when you speak. Before we play you Marcelo´s story, his true story, we have some vocabulary we´d like to talk about that he includes in his story and some questions to help you focus on the listening and understanding better. Reza, what words does Marcelo use in his story that we can help the listeners with.
R: You´re going to hear the word snack in his story. Snack which means something small to eat not a large meal, but just a little thing, something like a tapa or even smaller also we´re going to refer to Walmart
C: Have you heard of Walmart?
R: I ´ve heard of it. Yes. It´s actually a company name. It´s not something you’ll find in a dictionary probably because it´s the name of the company. I think it´s the biggest American supermarket chain, isn’t it?
C: Yes, it’s one of them. It´s a chain. Cadena. It´s a chain of supermarkets that are very very popular all over America. I think they´re in every state in the United States and They’re very well known for good prices I think that´s the best way to describe them. So a hypermarket, a supermarket that also sells clothes and pretty much everything.
R: He also talks about a shiver or a cold shiver un escalofrio, un temblor, when you go oohOOh…
C: So, it could be because you´re cold or it could be because you´re frightened and scared. He also speaks about pickpocket. Pickpocket is a person who takes something valuable from your pocket. Maybe they try to steal a wallet or maybe a passport, picking your pocket to take a passport. The crime is pick pocketing and the person is a pick pocket.
R: Accomplice is an English word which sounds quite similar to the Spanish complice. The person who… who helps or who assists another person the accomplice.
C: And evidence. He speaks about the evidence of a crime. So the proof, la prueba, o evidencia, you could say in Spanish so evidence is another word you will hear.
R: Plugged in is another expression he´s going to use. Enchufado o conectado. So the plug is the place where you plug in. el enchufe.so if electrical equipment is plugged in, that means it is attached to the electric system and power is reaching it.
C: And if you have an electrical device or gadget you obviously need to charge it, so to charge is cargar o recargar, so you charge the batteries or you charge your phone, you charge the device. So those are some words that Marcelo uses in his story. Let’s listen to his story now but before we have 3 questions that we would like you to answer while you’re listening. So Reza, what’s question number one?
R: First question. Which two ways does Marcelo suggest for saving money before you go to the supermarket?
C: I’d be interested to know that. How to save money before I go shopping for food. Hm. Two ways, yeah. Ok. Number 2 was…what did Marcelo think had been stolen from him. So somebody…he thinks somebody had stolen something. What did he think had been stolen? That’s number 2.
R: And a final and third question is what was the man doing while he was waiting in the queue…Q u e u e. the queue, the line of people. What was he doing while he was waiting?
C: Ok. If you want to see these questions written down before you listen, again go to inglespodcast dot com slash 1 5 7. Here’s Marcelo’s true story.
M: You can save money when you go to the supermarket by listing everything you need and having a snack before leaving so as not to make any unnecessary expenditures. That day after writing down what I needed and having lunch I went straight to Wal-Mart. It was a really long list but I managed to get everything fast, which was really surprising. But there was a tip I had forgotten… to bring a calculator for checking the total amount. It wasn’t a problem since my mobile has got a calculator, but suddenly I felt a cold shiver. The phone wasn’t in my pocket any longer. All I could remember was that a man and his little son had been very close to me in the vegetables stand. A pickpocket, I thought, a very clever one. I was led by that idea through the whole place looking for the hypothetical criminal and his little accomplice until I found them queuing. Meanwhile the man was opening a packet of crisps for the kid. It’s illegal to accuse someone without evidence and I didn’t have any. Thank God I didn’t accuse them. When I got home I found my mobile plugged in and a hundred per cent charged.
C: So, did you find the answers to our three questions? Reza, what was the first answer?
R: So which two ways does Marcelo suggest for saving money before you go to the supermarket? One…make a list and two eat before you go.
C: Very good advice. Number two was what did Marcelo think had been stolen from him. The answer… his mobile phone.
R: And the final question what was the man doing while he was waiting in the queue? …He was opening a packet of crisps
C: Very difficult to pronounce that…papas…crisps…a packet of crisps
R: And in American English they would call it chips…a packet of chips
C: Potato chips they are
R: Potato chips. But in British English we say crisps what is the same thing. For a British person chips is something made in hot oil…fresh
C: And speaking of the pronunciation of crisps…Marcelo…fantastic pronunciation…really really well told. We loved your story and especiall9y I loved the way you pronounced some difficult words very well and correctly… words like crisps, you said snack… because some people said snake which is serpiente. Don’t say that. It´s snack. Mobile… mobile… vegetable was correctly pronounced. That´s a difficult word, it only has three syllables…vegetable. Hypothetical and charged. Very well done. Just one small comment, marcelo, when your pronunciation. When you do say word like hypothetical and home, be careful of the H sound. It´s very very soft in English and there´s a tendency for you to say a bit like jjj jjj from the throat, like jjjome when I got jjjome it´s hhh, hhhome imagine you´re cleaning your glasses and you´re breathing on your glasses to clean them. And it´s hhh hhh, home hypothetical hello, etcetera. Any comments, Reza?
R: Very very very well told story and apart from that one thing Craig mentioned in your pronunciation was excellent and your story was perfectly understandable because you didn’t make a single mistake. Well done.
C: And thank you very much for taking the time to record your true story and sending to us… and now is your turn, dear listener, to practise your English. If you have a true story similar to Marcelo´s and remember it doesn’t have to be an amazing adventure in the jungles of Africa. It could be as Marcelo´s story, very simple, going to the supermarket but very well told with a practice in the tenses, practice in vocabulary. We would love to hear your stories. Tell us anything you like but it must be true and if you want help with your story telling remember that we did do an episode about storytelling and using past tenses in English and to find that go to www.inglespodcast.com/137. What Marcelo did was he recorded his story and then sent us an audio file in mp3 attached to his email. If you would prefer to send us a shorter message, up to ninety seconds, you can do that very easy on the website go to www.speakpipe.com/inglespodcast and send us a message, a voice message. If you prefer to send an email my address is email@example.com.
R: And mine is firstname.lastname@example.org. You could even attach an audio file to the email if you like
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R: So Craig, what have we got lined up for next week?
C: Next week we´re going to speak about people´s famous last words. The things they say before they die. So, a nice uplifting positive optimistic episode on next week´s edition of aprender ingles con Reza y Craig. Thanks so much for listening and we´ll see you next week for our famous last words. So then it´s goodbye for me
R: And it´s goodbye for me
C: The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called see you later.
Reza: Extremely good. Impeccable
Craig: Impeccable. That’s with the prefix ‘im’
Reza No, hold on, no. I don’t think it is. Cos if you take it off, it isn’t a word now.…
Craig Well, you can say peckable, but it’s something that is pecked.
Reza Yeah, I gues so. No, let’s not do that!
Craig this bread is definitely peckable…but it’s too hard. It’s impeckable…Now…erm…
Hi there! This is Josep from BCN.
Thank you guys, very much, for your clapping !! I liked that !! Thank you !! And thank you very much for Reza’s comment on my “comment” without the “on” and the wrong stress. I will remember that from now on. It is so good to make mistakes, in order to learn. As far as someone who knows, corrects them and one is willing to listen.