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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 252 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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Halloween Homophones Lesson  ESL Spelling and Writing Worksheet

Halloween Homophones Lesson ESL Spelling and Writing Worksheet

Jennifer Thompson
  This ESL Spelling and Writing Halloween worksheet is a lesson on homophones and homonyms and teaches students the difference between which, witch, and -wich. It follows a short animated ...
1 Views 2,652 BegElem
Thanksgiving Plans

Thanksgiving Plans

Jeff Genet
  A super fun lesson plan with a link to an animated video to introduce vocabulary and expressions to talk about Thanksgiving. Perfect for vocabulary building and contextualizing language, ...
1 Views 2,061 All
Holiday Travel

Holiday Travel

Jeff Genet
  This fun, animated lesson is about holiday travel. This lesson is perfect for listening (there's an animated YouTube video link), speaking (discussion questions), vocabulary building and ...
1 Views 9,674 All
Power Point Song  Behind Blue Eyes By Limp Bizkit

Power Point Song Behind Blue Eyes By Limp Bizkit

This is a multiple way of practicing English from listening comprehension to grammar rules. There are a variety of methods to teach students by using songs. Students can watch and listen to ...
1 Views 3,613 Pre-IntIntAdv
Confusing Words

Confusing Words

kristine44
  This is worksheet has 10 pages with 40 exercises to practise confusing words, such as homophones, verbs vs. adjectives and nouns vs. It’s suitable for different levels. The words ...
1 Views 4,294 Pre-IntInt
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Confusing Words

Confusing Words

  This worksheet consists of ten pages with more than 40 exercises (homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, etc...) to practise on confusing words.  In alphabetica ...
1 Views 4,930 Pre-IntIntAdv
Song  How Deep Is Your Love by the Bee Gees

Song How Deep Is Your Love by the Bee Gees

  This PowerPoint presentation teaches students by using a song. It’s a multiple way of practicing English from listening comprehension to grammar rules. It includes three defined ac ...
1 Views 5,456 Pre-IntIntAdv
Confusing words  Part 9

Confusing words Part 9

  This worksheet to practise confusing words has 40 exercises. For different levels, it includes homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, all in alphabetical order, with contents ...
1 Views 3,829 Pre-IntIntAdv
Describing Appearance

Describing Appearance

Jeff Genet
  This lesson uses observation and colorful illustrations to promote the importance of vocabulary by describing the appearance. Students read or listen to the passages, look at the picture ...
1 Views 6,137 BegElemPre-IntIntAdv
Word Building

Word Building

Silaeva July
  This word-building activity includes practising the most common suffixes and prefixes, both positive and negative. Tasks are suitable for pre-intermediate and intermediate students and c ...
1 Views 3,169 Pre-IntInt
Synonym and Antonym Analogies

Synonym and Antonym Analogies

Antonyms are words with opposite meanings. Synonyms are words with the same or similar meaning. An analogy is a comparison between one thing and another. Students complete each synonym or antonym ...
2 Views 13,741 Elem
Talking about Interests - Beginner English Activity

Talking about Interests - Beginner English Activity

Pocket Passport
A fun beginner lesson to teach students how to talk about their interests. Teach language in context with a fun animated video: https://youtu.be/xSGLS1ViAcE Grammar exercises, vocabulary buildi ...
1 Views 20,241 BegElemPre-Int
Introductions ESL Activity

Introductions ESL Activity

Pocket Passport
A fun beginner lesson to teach introductions. Teach language in context with a fun animated video: https://youtu.be/m-6sPaIbTxI Grammar exercises, vocabulary building exercises, listening compre ...
1 Views 10,615 BegElemPre-Int
Talking About Autumn

Talking About Autumn

Jeff Genet
A fun lesson for teaching vocabulary about autumn in context. A lesson about the fall based off an animated YouTube video, with questions and answers, vocabulary matching and language in context ...
1 Views 10,901 BegElemPre-IntInt
Verb Prefixes - de and re

Verb Prefixes - de and re

A prefix is a group of letters added before a word to alter its meaning. The prefix 'de' is used to reverse the verb's actions. It can also mean 'down' such as in the words decrease or decline. T ...
1 Views 7,752 Elem
Verb Prefixes - dis and mis

Verb Prefixes - dis and mis

A prefix is a group of letters added before a word to alter its meaning. The prefix 'dis' is generally used to make a word negative. The prefix 'mis' means badly, wrongly or incorrectly. This Eng ...
1 Views 8,009 Elem
My Teacher Ate My Homework - Different Ways Of Eating

My Teacher Ate My Homework - Different Ways Of Eating

Barbora
This is a worksheet with a Ken Nesbitt's poem of the same name. It is a short funny poem that contains many verbs that refer to eating (nibble, gobble, etc.) The synonyms of eat are bold, and s ...
1 Views 14,947 Pre-IntIntAdv
Confusing Words Practice - Part 5

Confusing Words Practice - Part 5

kristine44
This is worksheet is to practice on confusing words. There are 8 pages, 40 exercises (homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, etc.…) total, but you can break them up into shorte ...
1 Views 18,299 Pre-IntInt
Confusing words - part 7

Confusing words - part 7

This is worksheet no. seven to practise on confusing words. 10 pages, 40 exercises (homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, etc... Different levels. In alphabetical order, with content ...
1 Views 12,447 Pre-IntIntAdv
Confusing words - part 5

Confusing words - part 5

kristine44
This is worksheet no. five to practise on confusing words. 8 pages, 40 exercises (homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, etc.…). Different levels. In alphabetical order, with c ...
1 Views 8,852 Pre-IntInt
Talking about Food - Listening Comprehension

Talking about Food - Listening Comprehension

Jeff Genet
A fantastic lesson for explaining vocabulary and expressions to talk about food. This lesson is linked to an animated video to help put things into context. There is a second video that is a voca ...
1 Views 20,572 BegElemPre-IntInt
Homonyms Crossword

Homonyms Crossword

Ruth Pardiñas
An activity that allows upper-intermediate and advanced learners to revise some general vocabulary. The clues are definitions of the words needed to complete the crossword, all of which have homo ...
1 Views 9,166 Adv
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 ...
17 Views 41,845 IntAdv
Confusing Words - Part 6

Confusing Words - Part 6

kristine44
This is worksheet number six to practise on confusing words. 10 pages, 40 exercises (homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, etc.…). Different levels. In alphabetical order, wit ...
1 Views 23,662 Pre-IntInt
Prefix Un- Word Search

Prefix Un- Word Search

Introduce learners to words that contain the prefix UN- through a basic word search activity. Print the word search to have students complete it on their own or work on it in class and have studen ...
1 Views 11,498 ElemPre-IntInt

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