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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 Elementary Pre-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 ...
4 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam 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 ...
4 Elementary Pre-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 ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary
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 ...
2 All levels
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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 ...
6 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper 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 Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper 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 Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
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 Beginner Elementary Pre-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 ...
2 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 Beginner Elementary Pre-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 Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
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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 Beginner Elementary Pre-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 Beginner Elementary Pre-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 Beginner Elementary Pre-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 Beginner Elementary Pre-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 Beginner Elementary Pre-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 Beginner Elementary Pre-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 Beginner Elementary Pre-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 Beginner Elementary Pre-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 Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Homographs

Homographs

Homographs are introduced to students through examples with their phonetic script and proper pictures. Also their meanings are given so that students could understand the pronunciation difference. ...
1 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
The Anagrams

The Anagrams

A simple anagrams activity, I often use it as a warm-up at the beginning of a class. You can cut it into separate lines and distribute to your students or just give them the whole sheet and let th ...
3 Pre-Intermediate
Phonetics Card Game

Phonetics Card Game

2 Teams of  2 players (a clue giver and a guesser), a deck of 44 cards, a timer (2mn rounds). Find and Pronounce as many words as possible. Rules: - the clue giver draws a ...
5 Intermediate
Suffixes Snap Game

Suffixes Snap Game

This worksheet is for higher level adult or teenage students to play a game of Snap by making correct entertainment words using suffixes. Students play in groups of three to four. They take turns ...
3 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 218 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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