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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 243 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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Negative Prefixes 3

Negative Prefixes 3

By adding negative prefixes to the beginnings of words, we can change a word's meaning into its opposite. Students are asked to choose the correct opposite of each word. There are 10 opposites inc ...
2 Views 4,595 ElemPre-Int
Negative Prefixes 2

Negative Prefixes 2

By adding negative prefixes to the beginnings of words, we can change a word's meaning into its opposite. Students are asked to choose the correct opposite of each word. There are 10 opposites inc ...
2 Views 2,466 ElemPre-Int
Negative Prefixes 1

Negative Prefixes 1

By adding negative prefixes to the beginnings of words, we can change a word's meaning into its opposite. Students are asked to choose the correct opposite of each word. There are 10 opposites inc ...
2 Views 2,850 ElemPre-Int
Which Homonym? (4)

Which Homonym? (4)

Homonyms are words that sound like one another but have different meanings. This English resource was created for primary/elementary students. Students are asked to read the sentences and choose t ...
7 Views 5,701 Elem
Which Homonym? (3)

Which Homonym? (3)

Homonyms are words that sound like one another but have different meanings. This English resource was created for primary/elementary students. Students are asked to read the sentences and choose t ...
7 Views 3,333 Elem
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Which Homonym? (2)

Which Homonym? (2)

Homonyms are words that sound like one another but have different meanings. This English resource was created for primary/elementary students. Students are asked to read the sentences and choose t ...
9 Views 3,066 Elem
Which Homonym?

Which Homonym?

Homonyms are words that sound like one another but have different meanings. This English resource was created for primary/elementary students. Students are asked to read the sentences and choose t ...
9 Views 3,432 Elem
Nouns from Verbs (Word Formation)

Nouns from Verbs (Word Formation)

Word formation: examples of nouns made from verbs (suffixes -er, -or, -ar, -cian) and a short exercise originally for pre-intermediate but can be used at all levels. It can be accompanie ...
5 Views 8,117 All
Part of Speech (Classify Words)

Part of Speech (Classify Words)

Tien Ho
This worksheet is used for elementary and  beginner students to learn out word types: noun, verb, adjective, adverb. There are words with typical suffixes such as -able, -tion, -ance, -ly, et ...
3 Views 7,098 All
Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer: Modus Operandi

Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer: Modus Operandi

The worksheet focuses on six serial killers and it is a reading exercise for B2 students. Looking for information and synonym finder can be found here with key. Students have to find one or more s ...
3 Views 7,489 Int
Song Worksheet: Call Me Irresponsible

Song Worksheet: Call Me Irresponsible

This worksheet consists of three excersises. In the first one students write the opposite adjectives. In the second one they listen to the song and fill the gaps. Finally, they complete the chart ...
3 Views 8,098 ElemPre-Int
Song Worksheet: On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons

Song Worksheet: On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons

I created this worksheet for my Cambridge English First students before our winter break. It'll help them with phrasal verbs and vocabulary. You could also hold a class discussion about when your ...
8 Views 8,029 IntAdvExam
Synonyms of Verbs and Adverbs for Academic English

Synonyms of Verbs and Adverbs for Academic English

Anna
For advanced students seeking an expansion of vocabulary for academic English. The worksheet contains a matching activity, in which the student would match the corresponding letter to the most su ...
11 Views 10,862 AdvExam
Antonym Match (2)

Antonym Match (2)

This worksheet was created for primary/elementary students. An antonym is a word opposite in meaning to another (e.g. bad and good ). Students are asked to match the word on the left with the anto ...
8 Views 11,614 Elem
Antonym Match (1)

Antonym Match (1)

This worksheet was created for primary/elementary students. An antonym is a word opposite in meaning to another (e.g. bad and good ). Students are asked to match the word on the left with the anto ...
11 Views 9,048 Elem
Cinderella - Word-Building / Word-Formation Exercises

Cinderella - Word-Building / Word-Formation Exercises

This is a fairly easy word-formation/word-building exercise. It's the well-known story of Cinderella. Students have to transform the words in brackets to make them fit in. Students can easily do t ...
13 Views 11,573 IntAdv
Word Formation: Making Words Negative + Verbs

Word Formation: Making Words Negative + Verbs

Use this worksheet to teach students about negating affixes and affixes that make verbs. The worksheet includes some examples for each affix. Teacher should check if students know the meaning of a ...
10 Views 9,527 IntAdv
Word Formation Basics/Theory

Word Formation Basics/Theory

Use this worksheet to introduce your students to the idea of word formation and the basic affixes there are for it. It can also serve as reference material for later practice. It introduces the mo ...
13 Views 8,127 IntAdv
Synonym Match (2)

Synonym Match (2)

A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language, for example shut is a synonym of close. This worksheet asks students to match th ...
5 Views 6,376 Elem
Synonym Match

Synonym Match

A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language, for example shut is a synonym of close. This worksheet asks students to match th ...
7 Views 5,335 Elem
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 ...
11 Views 18,226 Adv
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 ...
4 Views 6,692 Pre-IntInt
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 ...
7 Views 5,457 Adv
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 ...
5 Views 6,349 Pre-IntInt
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 Views 6,715 ElemPre-Int

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