How New Words are Created

How New Words are Created

Level - intermediate and above

This lesson looks at how new words are created in English. It encourages learners to analyse words they already know and to understand more about meaning from form. It also encourages them to experiment with new words and possible meanings - an important skill in manipulating language.

Plan components

Lesson Plan: - guide for teacher on procedure including answers to tasks.

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Worksheets: - exercises which can be printed out for use in class. The worksheet contains:

  • Seven exercises exploring the way new words are formed

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