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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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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 32,253 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 13,631 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 7,091 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 8,915 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 7,647 All
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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 10,026 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 23,505 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 14,333 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 16,630 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 6,677 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 22,446 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 12,841 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 9,728 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 31,899 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 17,175 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 8,541 Int
White Helmet Heroes

White Helmet Heroes

Larysa Honcharuk
white-helmet-heroes.docx [74.12 Kb] (Count: 1006)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 7,764 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 10,606 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 20,856 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 ...
10 Views 64,934 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 26,602 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 14,251 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.   ...
9 Views 28,682 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 ...
3 Views 19,659 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 12,140 ElemPre-Int

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