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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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Culture: Sneezing

Culture: Sneezing

Jeff Genet
  Culture and cultural awareness are important parts of communication. In this video-based lesson, students watch a video, answer listening questions, practice vocabulary in various ways, ...
1 Views 5,864 All
Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

Jeff Genet
  This fun video is about Valentine's Day culture and is a comparison between American and Japanese customs. It includes vocabulary building exercises, discussion, critical thinking, liste ...
1 Views 5,525 All
Crossfire By Brandon Flowers Antonyms And Phrasal Verbs

Crossfire By Brandon Flowers Antonyms And Phrasal Verbs

Diana
  This listening exercise is based on the song "Crossfire" by Brandon Flowers. In Exercise 1, students listen to the song and identify the correct word. In Exercise 2, students identify th ...
1 Views 2,279 Int
Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Jeff Genet
  Learn about the holiday Boxing Day. This lesson is linked to a fun, animated YouTube video that explains the origins and customs of the holiday. It's a great way for teaching cross-cultu ...
1 Views 4,274 All
Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner

Jeff Genet
  This lesson includes a link to a fun, animated video on YouTube that talks about Christmas dinner and popular food eaten in some countries around the world during this holiday season. Vi ...
1 Views 5,519 All
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Thanksgiving  What is it?

Thanksgiving What is it?

Jeff Genet
  This lesson teaches vocabulary and expressions about American Thanksgiving. The language has been graded as 70% A1, 16% A2, making it ideal for every level and comprehension. It helps pr ...
1 Views 7,322 All
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 10,927 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 5,269 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 14,881 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 5,289 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 7,773 Pre-IntInt
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 7,502 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 ...
2 Views 7,816 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 6,049 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 9,691 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 6,102 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 18,600 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 23,179 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 13,194 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 13,735 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 11,672 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 11,999 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 20,812 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 20,769 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 14,382 Pre-IntIntAdv

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