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Prefixes, suffixes and roots

Here you can listen to a rap song about prefixes, suffixes and roots, done by http://www.educationalrap.com.

The Logical Song, by Roger Hodgson/Supertramp, has a lot of examples of adjectives and adverbs made from nouns:

The Logical Song Lyrics

When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.
And all the birds in the trees, well they’d be singing so happily,
Joyfully, playfully watching me.
But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible,
Logical, responsible, practical.
And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,
Clinical, intellectual, cynical.

There are times when all the world’s asleep,
The questions run too deep
For such a simple man.
Won’t you please, please tell me what we’ve learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am.

Now watch what you say or they’ll be calling you a radical,
Liberal, fanatical, criminal.
Won’t you sign up your name, we’d like to feel you’re
Acceptable, respectable, presentable, a vegetable!

At night, when all the world’s asleep,
The questions run so deep
For such a simple man.
Won’t you please, please tell me what we’ve learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am.

May 6, 2015 Posted by | 1st INT, 2nd INT, MUSIC, VOCABULARY | , , | Leave a comment