Unit 1: Nice to meet you!
Select a unit
- 1 Nice to meet you!
- 2 What to wear
- 3 Like this, like that
- 4 The daily grind
- 5 Christmas every day
- 6 Great achievers
- 7 The Titanic
- 8 Travel
- 9 The big wedding
- 10 Sunny's job hunt
- 11 The bucket list
- 12 Moving and migration
- 13 Welcome to BBC Broadcasting House
- 14 New Year, New Project
- 15 From Handel to Hendrix
- 16 What's the weather like?
- 17 The Digital Revolution
- 18 A detective story
- 19 A place to live
- 20 The Cult of Celebrity
- 21 Welcome to your new job
- 22 Beyond the planets
- 23 Great expectations!
- 24 Eco-tourism
- 25 Moving house
- 26 It must be love
- 27 Job hunting success... and failure
- 28 Speeding into the future
- 29 Lost arts
- 30 Tales of survival
Words from Unit 1: Ways to say 'hello'
How's it going?
Nice to meet you.
General vocabulary from Unit 1
folks - an informal word for a group of people
intimate - describes a close personal relationship
etiquette - describes the rules of correct behaviour in social situations
fed up - bored or annoyed
6 Minute Vocabulary Unit 1: Suffixes
-ee creates a noun meaning 'person who receives an action'.
Example words: interviewee, trainee, employee, refugee, absentee
Example sentence: My company has six thousand employees.
-able creates an adjective meaning that the subject can do something OR that something can be done to it.
Example words: excitable, employable, pleasurable, enjoyable, loveable, readable, breakable, moveable
Example sentence: I didn’t like his last book – it wasn’t very readable.
-ible is a different spelling of -able.
Example words: responsible, visible, horrible, terrible
Example sentence: Stars are only visible at night.
-ness creates a noun which describes a quality or state.
Example words: happiness, nervousness, politeness, sadness, sickness, kindness, meaninglessness
Example sentence: He missed two days of work because of sickness.
The vocabulary tip
If you use an online dictionary, type a hyphen or a dash into the search box, and then type in any of today’s suffixes. The dictionary will give you a list of words that end with your suffix.