way2go! 6, Schulbuch

61 Adjective suffixes -ed and -ing The box below shows prefixes and suffixes you used for making word families last year. Work with a partner to find more examples for each one. Example: music – music al – music ian . LANGUAGE 31 a act ion b story tell er c entertain ment d happ ily e hope ful f magic ian g un happi ness h activ ity i protagon ist j funn y k cultur al l dis appear Another pair of common suffixes for adjectives is -ed and -ing . Look at the sentences below. What is the difference in meaning between the two adjectives? 1 I think traditional tales are really interest ing . I’d love to read more of them. 2 My teacher looked really interest ed during my presentation. I think I did well. Write down five sentences with an adjective ending in -ing or -ed . Read them to a partner without saying the adjective. Your partner has to complete the sentences. Example: Student A: My brother told me a really … story. Student B: Fascinating? Interesting? Read the text on fairy tales and gender stereotypes. Some words are missing. Change the word in brackets to form the missing word for each gap (1–9). Write your answers in the spaces provided. The first one (0) has been done for you. 32 a b LANGUAGE IN USE 33 M p. 25 Fairy tales and gender stereotypes In The Little Mermaid , who provides Ariel with shelter and a future life of luxury and (0) (happy) ? Prince Eric. In Cinderella , who brings her out of rags and into riches 7 ? Prince Charming. Seeing a common trend? Fairy tales are part of our (1) (culture) history. We read them for (2) (enjoy) , but they also provide us with role models. Do we really want to teach young children that women are weak and helpless until they can be (3) (save) by a man? Shouldn’t we be challenging these (4) (worry) gender roles to keep children more (5) (interest) ? Popular books and movies mean we grow up learning from the characters we idolise 8 , but these stereotypes are (6) (disturb) and they don’t reflect modern life. A closer study of the themes and characters in children’s pop culture is needed. Some stories have made female characters more (7) (power) , like Mulan, but unfortunately the stories that support the idea of strong women are often (8) (popular) . If we want to get children more (9) (excite) about stories that balance male and female roles so that women are not at a disadvantage, then the tales of castles and princesses may need a little tweaking. 0 happiness 5 1 6 2 7 3 8 4 9  7  from rags (in)to riches: vom Tellerwäscher zum Millionär ( rags – wörtlich: Lumpen)  8  to idolise sb.: jmdn. vergöttern Write a short response to the writer of this text. Do you agree or disagree with his/her views? WRITING 34 Nur zu Prüfzwecken – Eigentum des Verlags öbv