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Lily Brooks

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NAME

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Greek W ord Par ts geo, photo, auto

geography

geometry

photogenic

telephoto

autobiography

geology

photograph

photocopier

autograph

automatic

MANY WORDS CONTAIN GREEK WORD PARTS.

When you sign your name, you write your

autograph.

Word Par t:

Geo means “Earth.”

Photo means “light.”

Auto means “self.”

The study of Earth’s surface is called geography. The science of how Earth was formed is called geology. Geometry is the study of angles, lines, and figures. A photograph is a picture taken by a camera. Someone who is photogenic looks good in photographs.

A photocopier is a machine that makes copies.

A telephoto lens can take pictures at great distances.

If you write the story of your life, it’s an autobiography.

Something that is automatic is self-propelled.

A. Draw a line to match each description with the correct vocabulary word.

1. a biography about yourself

2. a door that opens before you touch it

3. an image taken with the use of light

4. the study of rocks that make up Earth

5. a lens that receives light from far away

6. a signature that you write

7. a lesson in circles, squares, and triangles

a. telephoto b. geology c. autograph d. automatic e. geometry f. photograph g. autobiography

B. Underline the Greek word part in each vocabulary word.

1. geography

2. photocopier

3. photogenic