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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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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 2,962 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 5,181 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 3,468 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 5,198 Int
White Helmet Heroes

White Helmet Heroes

Larysa Honcharuk
white-helmet-heroes.docx [74.12 Kb] (Count: 255)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 ...
3 Views 4,084 IntAdvExam
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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 6,597 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 ...
3 Views 12,612 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 36,434 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 ...
13 Views 13,902 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 7,738 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 17,549 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 12,875 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 7,576 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 9,345 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 20,720 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 12,366 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 8,812 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 10,068 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 12,935 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 11,111 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 11,455 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 11,429 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 12,725 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 16,081 AdvExam
Antonym Match (2)

Antonym Match (2)

This worksheet was created for primary/elementary students. An antonym is a word opposite in meaning to another (e.g. bad and good ). Students are asked to match the word on the left with the anto ...
8 Views 19,644 Elem

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