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Words with ex



In session 24 we are building up our active vocabulary. There are many English words that start with the prefix -ex. Most of these words are of Latin origin and a lot of them exist in the German language, too. How many words with the prefix -ex do you know? Let's see:

example
exact/exactly
excuse
exciting
exist
exercise
extra
extraordinary
extreme
experiment
experience
expensive
exaggerate
exhausting
excel

OK, that is a list of 15 words with the prefix -ex. I'm sure you can find more but let's have a closer look at some words in our list:

First the word EXAMPLE. You often say: for example, don't you? Can you think of other phrases with the word example? Yes, you can say: as an example. Can you give me an example? That's a good example.

Now the word EXERCISE. This word can have different meanings. Listen to these phrases:
My friend says I need more exercises because I'm getting fat. He says I'm out of shape. I do a lot of exercise since I walk to work. In this context the word EXERCISE means physical training such as jogging or gymnastics. The word EXERCISE can also be combined with other words. Listen to these examples:
When you want to learn English you have to do a lot of grammar exercises. There are grammar exercises in your workbook. You'll also find listening, writing and speaking exercises. Each exercise has a number so you can easily identify them.

OK, I hope you're not too exhausted. Do you know what the words exciting, experience, extraordinary, expensive and exaggerate mean? Do you know how to spell them? Yes? Then you must be English language experts!
Author: Torsten Daerr