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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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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 6,371 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 5,183 ElemInt
Homophone Pairs Game

Homophone Pairs Game

This worksheet contains 28 pairs of homophones. It can be used to focus on the pronunciation of some everyday vocabulary. All the words may be cut out and then put back together in pairs using dif ...
7 Views 14,712 All
Suffix - 'tion' words

Suffix - 'tion' words

This worksheet was created for primary/elementary students. A suffix is a phonetic unit that is placed after a root word. This English resource focuses on the suffix -tion. Students complete the s ...
3 Views 7,932 Elem
Vocabulary Web Graphic Organizer

Vocabulary Web Graphic Organizer

Use this vocabulary web graphic organizer to help students learn more about key vocabulary words. Students place a word in the middle of the web, and then surround it with synonyms by writing them ...
3 Views 6,290 Int
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White Helmet Heroes

White Helmet Heroes

Larysa Honcharuk
white-helmet-heroes.docx [74.12 Kb] (Count: 399)A video-based activity about war in Syria and White Helmet Heroes. The worksheet can be a good conversation starter focusing on the notion of heroism and bravery as well as war ...
4 Views 5,257 IntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: 5 Ways to Listen Better (TedTalk)

Movie Worksheet: 5 Ways to Listen Better (TedTalk)

Dearbhla Cooper
This is for advanced or exam level students but can be used for intermediate with a bit of scaffolding. Focusing on working with synonyms and listening skills. The full transcript is available at ...
3 Views 7,734 IntAdvExam
Song Worksheet: Masters of War by Bob Dylan

Song Worksheet: Masters of War by Bob Dylan

Blanca
It's based on the song "Masters of War" written by Bob Dylan, with activities to be done while listening to the song. Students will have to organize and complete lyrics as well as look for example ...
4 Views 15,081 Elem
Taboo Speaking Game Basic

Taboo Speaking Game Basic

Ana Karen Jimenez Garcia
So this is a PPT presentation that I prepared to play Taboo speaking game for basic level students. What I do is that I put a chair and a student is facing the classroom, so his classmates help hi ...
9 Views 45,609 Elem
Appearance and Personality Activities 2

Appearance and Personality Activities 2

Sait Mete EKER
Here is a presentation for appearance and personality activities. It includes five different activities. Activity 1: Students are going to try to find the suspects according to clues about physic ...
14 Views 17,179 BegElemPre-Int
Appearance and Personality Activities (with Pronunciation)

Appearance and Personality Activities (with Pronunciation)

Sait Mete EKER
Here is a presentation for appearance and personality activities. It includes five different activities. Activity 1: Students are going to try to find the suspects according to clues about physic ...
10 Views 9,467 BegElemPre-Int
Prefixes

Prefixes

soukaina
This worksheet will enable students to learn the usage of some prefixes and  see some examples. Also, there is a challenging exercise, here students will use what they have just learnt.   ...
8 Views 20,904 Adv
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 14,836 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 8,903 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 ...
3 Views 10,845 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 ...
10 Views 26,423 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 ...
8 Views 16,903 Elem
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 ...
10 Views 11,087 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 ...
10 Views 12,340 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 14,122 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 ...
4 Views 12,198 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 ...
4 Views 12,855 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 ...
4 Views 12,386 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 14,267 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 ...
12 Views 17,862 AdvExam

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