Vocabulary is a fundamental part of language learning. This book practises English vocabulary by selecting some of the most important roots in Latin as the focus for studying their derivations together by comparing their meanings and practising affixation. Latin roots form the basis of the major part of modern English vocabulary, especially the type of vocabulary that students need to learn in order to progress to more advanced levels.
Latin also provides a rich variety of prefixes and suffixes which work together with the roots to produce new vocabulary. This book provides a unique opportunity for students of English to learn important new vocabulary, to examine how words are formed and to generalise across the roots how affixes create and change meaning. The book consists of explanatory notes on the history of Latin words in English, notes on pronunciation and prefixation, explanatory notes on the roots, and a hundred exercises practising over one thousand words.
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Marc Loewenthal is an English language teacher and linguistic specialist. He has worked in ELT in the UK, Greece, Russia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. He has a degree in Russian and Linguistics an MA in English and an MSc in Multimedia. He speaks six languages, including Russian and Greek. He has written and published three books, The Latin Heart of English Volume 1, The Liondale English Language Series Volume 1 and The Other Dictionary. His next book will be a humorous take on word meanings and histories in English entitled Bless the Buccaneers with Barbecued Blood. He has three children and lives in London. His interests include writing, reading, creating multimedia, popular science, languages, linguistics, racing and football. One of his greatest thrills was being at Dortmund Stadium in 2006 watching his mother's country, Trinidad and Tobago, draw with Sweden in their first ever game at the World Cup.