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195 FREE Wordbuilding Worksheets

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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 195 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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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 ...
3 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 ...
2 Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Accidentally in Love

Song Worksheet: Accidentally in Love

Here you have the song "Accidentally in Love" by Counting Crows in which students choose the correct word the first time. Then, they have to discriminate words by their sounds.Finally, they look f ...
3 All levels
Word Root Cards

Word Root Cards

This is a set of 40 printable cards: 20 common English word roots and 20 definitions. They can be printed out and used as flash cards or to play a concentration-style game. Roots include: ast ...
2 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Adjective Prefixes: Questions for Discussion

Adjective Prefixes: Questions for Discussion

Students complete the questions with suitable prefixes (un-, im-, il-, ir-, dis-, in-, re-, over-, mis-). Then they answer them in pairs. This is a good exercise when you want to give them mo ...
8 Pre-Intermediate
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 ...
6 Pre-Intermediate
Plurals and Suffixes Worksheet

Plurals and Suffixes Worksheet

An initiative for beginners after learning all the rules to change into plurals. Fill in the word or suffix (-ish, -ful) and make a word after adding the suffix, it will help them better understa ...
4 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Lemon Tree by Fool's Garden

Song Worksheet: Lemon Tree by Fool's Garden

This worksheet contains 5 different activities to do with the lyrics: form the present continuous tense, unscramble the words, find the antonyms and order the sentences. So many things to do with ...
6 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Compound Words - Spring Theme

Compound Words - Spring Theme

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A compound word is made up of two words that come together to make one new word. The words included on this worksheet are all associated with spring. Students are asked to draw a line from each wo ...
6 Elementary
Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms and Antonyms

This powerpoint firstly gives lots of examples related to synonyms and antonyms. And then come exercise part comes which is more enjoyable than explanation one. Students are expected to find out i ...
4 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Vocabulary 2F

Vocabulary 2F

This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sear ...
2 All levels
Prefixes and Suffixes

Prefixes and Suffixes

This powerpoint firstly explains the function of  prefixes and suffixes through suitable examples and there are lots of exercises related to them. Exercises are given in an enjoyable way wi ...
7 Intermediate
Vocabulary 2E

Vocabulary 2E

This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sear ...
4 All levels
Vocabulary 2D

Vocabulary 2D

This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sear ...
4 All levels
Vocabulary 2C

Vocabulary 2C

This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sear ...
5 All levels
Vocabulary 2B

Vocabulary 2B

This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sear ...
4 All levels
Vocabulary 2A

Vocabulary 2A

This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sear ...
4 All levels
Vocabulay 1E

Vocabulay 1E

This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sea ...
6 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Vocabulary 1D

Vocabulary 1D

This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sea ...
4 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Vocabulary 1C

Vocabulary 1C

This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sea ...
4 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Vocabulay 1B

Vocabulay 1B

This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sea ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Vocabulary Lesson 1A

Vocabulary Lesson 1A

This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sea ...
4 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Vocabulary Wheel

Vocabulary Wheel

Instructions: one student picks a word from target vocabulary. Spin the wheel and the group or pair try to guess the word. The game could also be used with phrasal verbs or idioms. Can be used as ...
10 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Word Formation (Adjectives, Adverbs, Comparison)

Word Formation (Adjectives, Adverbs, Comparison)

This worksheet is useful for practicing formation of adjectives and adverbs and also their opposites. Students should already have an idea how to change verbs and nouns into adjectives and adverbs ...
10 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Word Formation for Upper-intermediate Level

Word Formation for Upper-intermediate Level

A test on the use of word formation mostly suitable for secondary school level. Consists of a gap-fill task with the base forms of words listed on the right-hand margin of the document. Originally ...
5 Upper Intermediate and Advanced

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