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Homophones and Homonyms

Homophones and Homonyms

It is prepared by one of my students and it is really funny and enjoyable. As she presents her subject through cartoons and pictures, it becomes more understandable and easy to grasp the differenc ...
1 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Movie Worksheet: Wonders of the Solar System (Vocabulary and Quiz)

Movie Worksheet: Wonders of the Solar System (Vocabulary and Quiz)

This is a vocabulary and quiz worksheet for episode 1 from BBC's documentary "Wonders of the solar system" - Empire of the Sun. I made this for pre-intermediate German speaking learners. For every ...
3 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Sleepless Nights

Song Worksheet: Sleepless Nights

Eugenia Chrisovitsianou
This worksheet can be used as supplementary material to teaching sufixes in -less and -ful or at the end of the lesson as a 10-minute activity. In the first page you can find the lyrics exercise a ...
4 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: All of Me By John Legend

Song Worksheet: All of Me By John Legend

Luigi Martínez
Listening worksheet based on the song all of me by John Legend. Super romantic song, special for Saint Valentine´s day. Specially for teenagers and young adult learners. It is based on three ...
1 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Synonymic Pairs

Synonymic Pairs

This worksheet contains different synonyms. Every synonym from the first colon has its pair in the second colon. In the third one students are to translate their meaning into their native language ...
3 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Other Ways to Say (Synonyms)

Other Ways to Say (Synonyms)

'Other ways to say' is a worsheet connected with synonyms of some common words. The task is to match words from the list to the words in the table. There are almost 240 words which you need to div ...
5 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Word Formation Worksheet

Word Formation Worksheet

This is a worksheet for teaching or revising word formation at pre-intermediate level. There are 2 different activities in which students are asked to complete the adjectives with the correct pref ...
5 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Hot N' Cold by Katy Perry (Opposites)

Song Worksheet: Hot N' Cold by Katy Perry (Opposites)

This song is great to work with antonyms/opposites. In this file you'll find the song worksheet and an activity about opposites. In the first page you'll find the words hot/cold, yes/no, in/out, u ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementary
Word Generating Technique

Word Generating Technique

This is a simple but useful word generating technique using suffixes and prefixes to create new words. Your students will love it. I personally have used it and it has given me great outcomes. In ...
3 All levels
Obama: New Gun Restrictions ‘Not Even Possible’

Obama: New Gun Restrictions ‘Not Even Possible’

Discussion worksheet about gun laws and massive shooting in the United States.The worksheet provides a text in which president Obama talks about new restrictions to gun laws and execises the vocab ...
7 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Vocabulary Grade 4/5 (#20A)

Vocabulary Grade 4/5 (#20A)

This worksheet is part (1) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
3 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Vocabulary 2-3 (#13B)

Vocabulary 2-3 (#13B)

This worksheet is part (2) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Vocabulary 2-3 (#13A)

Vocabulary 2-3 (#13A)

This worksheet is part (1) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
3 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Prefixes and Words Exercises

Prefixes and Words Exercises

In fact this powerpoint is based on New Headway Unit 3 and 4 but of course it could be used by the teachers who want to measure their students' knowledge on prefixes and see how far they can manag ...
3 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5D

Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5D

This worksheet is part (4) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5D

Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5D

This worksheet is part (4) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5C

Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5C

This worksheet is part (3) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
3 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5B

Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5B

This worksheet is part (2) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5A

Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5A

This worksheet is part (1) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Vocabulary Grade 4/5 #8D

Vocabulary Grade 4/5 #8D

This worksheet is part (4) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Vocabulary Grade 4/5 #8D

Vocabulary Grade 4/5 #8D

This worksheet is part (4) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Vocabulary Grade 4/5 #8C

Vocabulary Grade 4/5 #8C

This worksheet is part (3) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Vocabulary Grade 4/5 #8B

Vocabulary Grade 4/5 #8B

This worksheet is part (2) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Vocabulary Grade4/5 #8A

Vocabulary Grade4/5 #8A

This worksheet is part (1) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Vocabulary Grade4/5 #8A

Vocabulary Grade4/5 #8A

This worksheet is part (1) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate

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Welcome to the word building section of the site which has worksheets meant to help your students learn more vocabulary words. There are several subsections which allow you narrow down your search; they will make the search for the perfect worksheet even easier. This is an amazing word building worksheet with over eighty words that have a similar meaning to the word say. There are a number of activities explained on the website that you can use with learners of any age. If your students are at a lower level, consider removing some of the words so that they do not become overwhelmed with new vocabulary. Perhaps you think the focus of this activity is a little limited but it is just one example of the 222 wordbuilding worksheets available on this topic so you are free to use another one.
After students have a good vocabulary base, you can help them expand it by introducing synonyms, antonyms, prefixes and suffixes. These are simple ways that students can rapidly increase their vocabulary. Most beginners will not have enough vocabulary to draw on for these types of exercises but intermediate and advanced learners can certainly benefit from them. Generally this sort of activity should not be the primary focus of your lesson but rather used as a short warm up or review exercise.
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