Root words

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Why learn about root words?

Root words can be used to make other words. For instance 'view' is in 'viewing' and 'interview'.

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Root words includes:

  • Explanation of root words.
  • Use of prefixes.
  • Use of suffixes.
  • How to build longer words from root words.
  • Using combinations of prefixes, suffixes and root words to 'grow' words.


What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.

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