Compound Adjective Worksheets
Welcome to the first adjectives subsection which deals exclusively with compound adjectives. There are currently
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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.
This sheet focuses on adjective, noun, participle collocations used in speaking and informal language. These collocations can be used to describe things, the weather or talk abou ...
Describe a city and its buildings.
Match the opposites - Ugly/Beautiful, cheap/expensive
Santiago is polluted, but Puerto Varas is clean.
Describe one ci ...
A compound word is made up of two words that come together to make one new word. Students are asked to draw a line from each word on the left to to the word on the right so that they form a compou ...
Hello colleagues all over the world! This is basically a gap-fill text about dangerous animals. Usually I give them a little input about the animals before I give them the worksheet. I a ...
This worksheet is prepared for intermediate students who want to practice the use of compound words. It can be used after the subject is presented or given as a quiz to check comprehension. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
Int Adv Exam
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 ...
Pre-Int Int Exam
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 ...
Pre-Int Int Adv
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Pre-Int Int Adv
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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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 ...
Pre-Int Int Adv Exam
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 ...
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