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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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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 225 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 1,408 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 734 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 1,750 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 829 Elem
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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 765 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 2,577 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 4,176 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 3,560 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 2,279 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 6,635 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 3,403 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 37,052 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 20,004 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 8,412 ElemPre-IntInt
Word Formation Fill-in-the-Blank Worksheet

Word Formation Fill-in-the-Blank Worksheet

Irina Komoltseva
Word formation is a part of the international exams such as FCE, CAE, CPE. Timely preparation for these exams is an essential part of the examinee success. I start doing exercises on word formatio ...
1 Views 10,210 Elem
Feeling Sick

Feeling Sick

Jeff Genet
A fantastic lesson for teaching students vocabulary and expressions about feeling sick. This lesson is linked to a fun, animated YouTube video. A conversation with powerful visual aids. Exercises ...
1 Views 8,486 All
TED Talk Want To Be Happy?

TED Talk Want To Be Happy?

This worksheet will encourage students to listen to, understand and talk about happiness and gratefulness. It is also a great opportunity to practise derivations with suffixes. It contains a warm- ...
1 Views 11,220 Pre-IntInt
Talking about Food

Talking about Food

Jeff Genet
This fun and interactive lesson is linked to an animated video that was made specifically for teaching ESL/EFL students vocabulary and expressions to talk about food and eating habits. Perfect for ...
1 Views 26,709 BegElemPre-Int
The Legend of Santa

The Legend of Santa

Jeff Genet
A fun lesson about the Legend of Santa talks about the history of Santa Claus. This lesson is linked to a YouTube video and was made specifically for building vocabulary, improving listening skill ...
1 Views 14,819 All
Black Friday

Black Friday

Pocket Passport
A fun, animated lesson to teach your students all about Black Friday. What is it? How did it get its name? What happens? and lots more! This lesson plan is linked to a YouTube video that was made ...
1 Views 17,639 All
I Love Fall

I Love Fall

Pocket Master
An fun, animated, awesome lesson plan for teaching students about fall. The YouTube video that is linked with this lesson was made for ESL learners and is an animated monologue explaining how some ...
1 Views 7,145 All
What is Halloween?

What is Halloween?

Jeff Genet
This fabulously fun Halloween lesson is based off an animated video of a natural conversation. One of the characters in the series is from India and doesn't know much about it. A very powerful res ...
1 Views 23,098 All
Adjectives With -able / -ible Suffixes

Adjectives With -able / -ible Suffixes

Marina Deschenko
This is a list of basic adjectives derived with the help of -able/ -ible suffixes with productive stems and Russian translations followed by a quizlet set to encourage memorizing and five exercise ...
1 Views 13,990 Pre-IntInt
Maybe vs. May Be Practice Worksheet

Maybe vs. May Be Practice Worksheet

Help your students learn to distinguish between maybe and may be with this worksheet that offers 10 fill in the blank sentences. Students must choose whether maybe or may be fits in each blank. Fi ...
1 Views 10,353 ElemInt

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