While learning English I came across a great deal of words which are strange, confusing and long. So i came up with a sollution to break them down into small, manageable chunks – roots and affixes. And it makes sense!
And now I lost my fear when I deal with “xenophobia”, “anthropology” and so on. If you want to improve your knowledge in a successful way you need to clarify all these Greek and Latin suffixes and prefixes in order to manage with all compound words. For instance, compose – poser, transport – airport. In addition, it can prevent you from misspelling. For the true foreign language learner it will be beneficial to grasp the importance of doing it.
So make the right decision, brighten your vocabulary and don’t underestimate it!
UpstreamB2+ Student's Book, page 122-123: