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Welcome to the first adjectives subsection which deals exclusively with compound adjectives. There are currently 24 such worksheets with more coming soon. Let’s look at a sample worksheet from this category. This worksheet uses the game dominos to help students practice forming compound adjectives. All the materials and directions are included. For the best results, make sure that students are confident using compound adjectives and indicate what acceptable combinations are so that students cannot simply play whatever dominos they have and form illogical combinations. For more advanced students, alter the rules so that whenever a compound adjective is formed, the student whose turn it is must make a full sentence using it. Remember that this is just one subsection of adjectives so if you need to broaden your search, look in the main adjectives section of the site.

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GRAMMAR TIP:What Are Compound Adjectives?
A compound modifier (also called a compound adjective or a phrasal adjective or adjectival phrase) is a compound of two or more attributive words: That is, more than one word that together modify a noun. Compound modifiers are grammatically equivalent to single-word modifiers, and can be used in conjunction with other modifiers. Despite the common names "compound adjective" and "phrasal adjective", the constituent words need not be adjectives. Combinations of nouns, determiners, and other parts of speech are common (man-eating and one-way). The punctuation of compound modifiers in English depends on their grammatical role. Attributive compounds – modifiers within the noun phrase – are typically hyphenated, whereas the same compound used as a predicate will typically not be. Compound adjectives, like normal adjectives, modify noun phrases. Grammatically, there is no difference between hot metal and white-hot metal – the latter is a compound adjective because it is made of two words.
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Comparisons: Similarities and Differences

Comparisons: Similarities and Differences

Claire
•Compound Adjective,
A short, simple worksheet which asks students to compare two items and write sentences showing how the items are similar and how they are different. There are three sections to the worksheet, the ...
6 Views 7,556 Pre-Int
Movie Worksheet: The Vikings: Myth vs. Fact - Anglophenia Ep. 40

Movie Worksheet: The Vikings: Myth vs. Fact - Anglophenia Ep. 40

Another episode of Anglophenia! This time it takes us back through history and teaches us a few facts about the Vikings. Watch the video and do the two exercises. Suitable for exam-ready students ...
2 Views 3,777 AdvExam
Compound Adjectives

Compound Adjectives

Roberta Rohen
• » » Compound Adjective
A PowerPoint presentation where students enhance their knowledge of compound adjectives. Structural rules are also presented. Some slides contain concept check questions and pairwork activities, w ...
8 Views 8,876 AdvExam
Different Types of Hair, Order of Adjectives

Different Types of Hair, Order of Adjectives

•Compound Adjective, ,
This PowerPoint includes different types of hair + how to put the adjectives to describe hair in the right order. It is appropriate for elementary and pre-intermediate levels, both young learners ...
12 Views 6,253 ElemPre-Int
Compound Adjectives Matching and Description

Compound Adjectives Matching and Description

This worksheet is aimed at intermediate, upper-intermediate and advanced students who already have some knowledge on how to form and use compound adjectives. The worksheet presents a set of cards, ...
11 Views 11,455 IntAdvExam
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Here you will find exercises about modal verbs and vocabulary from compound nouns and other that can be very useful for teachers and students. This can be used as a worksheet or as a test for your ...
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Body Parts in Business English

Body Parts in Business English

This worsheet will be useful when teaching a business class or to make any students aware of compounds in English and the use of common nouns as verbs or in idioms. It provides 3 exercises based o ...
9 Views 6,257 Pre-IntIntAdv
Indian Quiz For Children

Indian Quiz For Children

•Compound Adjective,
This worksheet contains a short and fun quiz about the Indian culture, and some name cards that children can fill out in order to create their own Indian personality and tribe. With the first task ...
2 Views 2,817 ElemPre-Int
Revision Test 5 - Project Plus 2nd Edition

Revision Test 5 - Project Plus 2nd Edition

This unit test is about using the second conditional, the combination of the first and second conditional, questions with would, reflexive pronouns. From vocabulary there is an exercise for warnin ...
8 Views 9,334 Pre-Int
Compound Adjectives

Compound Adjectives

• » » Compound Adjective
It is a simple worksheet which explains the use of the compound nouns. Students start by learning how compound nouns are formed, later they are given one part of the compound noun and they have to ...
8 Views 12,890 Int
Descriptive Image Writing

Descriptive Image Writing

This worksheet is designed to encourage students to use adjectives to paint a picture with words. The purpose of this worksheet is to have the students write a small passage describing each photo ...
5 Views 10,918 ElemPre-Int
Song Worksheet: My Love by West Life

Song Worksheet: My Love by West Life

My Love - Gap fill worksheet. This worksheet can be used to introduce or review simple vocabulary - empty, hole, getting, wonder,etc. Pair students to encourage pair work. The Word list shows the ...
3 Views 9,032 Pre-IntInt
Children for Whom School Means Nothing

Children for Whom School Means Nothing

•Compound Adjective, , ,
Good reading activity with comprehnsion questions. Teachers can use as a wram for further discussion of truancy as a school problem. I used this as a reading activity with my students and they enj ...
12 Views 10,396 Pre-Int
The Ship Wreck

The Ship Wreck

Intensive reading practice and oral practice of a range of conditionals and deductive language. Students read a story which poses a problem and answer questions which lead to the solution. Readin ...
8 Views 4,898 Pre-IntIntAdv
Song Worksheet: Hand in my Pocket by Alanis Morissette

Song Worksheet: Hand in my Pocket by Alanis Morissette

A song activity to deal with adjectives and suffixes. Students are supposed to listen to the song and put the sentences in order. A positive aspect of this file is that it brings three copies toge ...
6 Views 6,677 Pre-Int
Present Simple and Present Continuous Chart

Present Simple and Present Continuous Chart

It is a chart listing the verb EAT in both grammatical tenses. It can be used for ESL students as an overivew where they can look up how to form these two different present tenses and there is a s ...
22 Views 18,110 Elem
Noun Modifiers

Noun Modifiers

I prepared this ppt to teach noun modifiers (a two-car garage, a five-gallon tank, etc.) Students should remember that these phrases act as if they were adjectives, so they never take the plural. ...
9 Views 8,115 IntAdv
Videogames Reading

Videogames Reading

•Compound Adjective,
This worksheet has an interesting topic for 8th grade (videogames) and also high school. You will need to look for those keywords which are in the text ... I showed them in a ppt presentation. B ...
7 Views 5,725 Pre-Int
Lady Gaga Reading Worksheet

Lady Gaga Reading Worksheet

Text comprehension about the famous celebrity, followed by a comprehension chart for the most important data about her life and career, a link exercise with the most relevant facts of her life and ...
38 Views 26,722 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Character Adjectives Word Search 2

Character Adjectives Word Search 2

•Compound Adjective,
nice activity to revise personality adjectives , with synonyms and opposites List of words used in this word search: OUTGOING, OBEDIENT, INCONSIDERATE, ILL-MANNERED, BIG-HEADED, THOUGHTLESS, CONS ...
11 Views 6,953 IntAdv
Grammar and Comprehension Worksheet

Grammar and Comprehension Worksheet

•Compound Adjective, , ,
This file contains grammar questions and comprehension questions based on ICSE model. It can be used as a guide for both teachers and students while preparing for the examinations. The grammar sec ...
28 Views 23,912 Pre-Int
My Fabulous Summer

My Fabulous Summer

This worksheet contains five parts which focus on different types of activities. The first two ask the learners to use their creative writing techniques filling in the lines in the poem and creat ...
19 Views 9,303 Pre-IntInt
Adjectives Worksheet For Kids

Adjectives Worksheet For Kids

•Compound Adjective, ,
It's a worksheet for practicing the adjectives, it contains two activities of completing sentences with adjectives and also students have to draw their favourite animal and give a description for ...
31 Views 40,535 Elem
Describing Cities

Describing Cities

Describe a city and its buildings.
31 Views 23,776 Elem

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