The Angry Prophet

[Song] “Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life.  Let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life.”

Hello, my name is Miss Barb!  Welcome to Lifeline English, the podcast that helps you know God and know English.

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Today I want to teach you only two words.  Both words start with “pre”!

The first word is prevent.  Can you say, “prevent”?  Good!  To prevent means to stop something from happening.  It means to stop someone from doing something.  Sarah prevented her son Billy from running into the street.  She did not allow him to run into the street.  The rain prevented the fire from growing.  The rain stopped the fire from growing bigger.

The other word is prefer.  To prefer means to like something better than other things.  I prefer vanilla ice cream.  That means I like vanilla ice cream better than other flavors of ice cream.  He prefers reading to watching TV.  He likes reading more than he likes watching TV.