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Hotel Chelsea (C1 students) November 25, 2015

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Hotel Chelsea

1-In groups of three take turns to choose a suffix/prefix and say a word with it. The group who finishes fastest is the winner.

PREFIXES SUFFIXES
anti(m)

i(r)

mal

mis

non

over

pre

pro

un

under

(rupt)

able

ful

ic

ieth

ity

ive

less

ly

ment

ous

 

2-Now use the suffixes and prefixes to complete the text:

Speakout Advanced p 37. Hotel Chelsea. Extra Word Formation

To say that the Hotel Chelsea has an interesting (INTEREST) history would be a/ an 1_______________ (STATE) . Since the early 2__________ (TWENTY) century, the hotel has been home to dozens of 3____________ (CELEBRATE). The fame of the building itself 4_________ (DATE) its fame as a hotel; when it was constructed in 1883 as a block of flats, it was New York’s tallest building. It became a hotel in 1905. Although 5___________ (PROSPER) at first, during a period of 6___________________ (ADMINISTER) the hotel began to degenerate. It went 7_____________ (BANK) and changed hands in 1939. Its 8___________ (ACTIVE) new managers soon got it up and 9___________ (RUN) again and, in the post-war era, its fame grew.
As a part of the New York 10_______ (ART) scene, the hotel is 11____________ (PLACE). Its famous residents have included actors, artists, singers, writers and numerous 12_______________ (ESTABLISH) figures. Frida Kahlo, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jackson Pollock, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Madonna and Uma Thurman all lived there for a while, and the hotel has been 13_____________ (MORTAL) (and some would say 14______________ (EXPOSE)) in dozens of songs, books and films (9 1/2 Weeks, The Interpreter). Always a place of 15___________ (CONFORM), the hotel ‘s management sometimes allowed 16___________ (PENNY) residents to pay for their rooms with artworks, some of which still hang in its lobby today. Its famous residents have found the hotel 17___________ (CONDUCE) to creativity. Arthur C. Clarke and Jack Kerouac wrote, 18_____________ (RESPECT), 2001 . A Space Odyssey and On
the Road
while living in the hotel, and Madonna used it for a photo shoot for one of her books. 19_________________ (FORTUNE), the hotel is also associated with artistic 20_____________ (BEHAVE) and tragedy. One of numerous examples of wild adventures behind its closed doors, the poet Dylan Thomas collapsed in room 205 of the hotel after partying too hard. He died four days later.
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http://englishadvanced2.blogspot.com.es/2013/11/speakout-advanced-p-37-hotel-chelsea.html

Now you may do exercises 12 A and B on page 37.

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