1. Read the text below and fill in the gaps with the root words in the brackets adding suitable suffix, prefix, or both.
Of the four language skills, listening in the first and (a) — (fore) one. It is (b) — (cause) a child learns its mother tongue first by listening to its mother. Then with the (c) — (grow) of age, a child comes in contact with others and learns the vocabulary and how to use them (d) — (practical). Thus it learns (e) — (speak) to mother and then to others. It is (f) — (scientific) observed that speaking is the second skill of the four. A child is first a (g) — (listen). Then it becomes a (h) — (speak) while mother listens. Thus they both (i) — (change) their ideas and (j) — (eventual) the child learns its mother tongue.
2. Change the following sentences as directed in the brackets.
(a) A mobile set is light to carry. (Interrogative)
(b) It is not expensive. (Affirmative)
(c) Only a wicked person uses it for evil purpose. (Passive)
(d) It is used for different purposes. (Active)
(e) No other thing is as useful as a mobile set. (Superlative)
1. (a) foremost
2. (a) Isn’t a mobile set light to carry?
(b) It is cheap.
(c) It is only used for evil purpose by a wicked person.
(d) People/We/Users use it for different purposes.
(e) A mobile set is the most useful thing.