Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Episode 47 – Vocabulary Skill – Identifying Word Families

Word families are groups of words that relate to each other and form a “family.” If you know one word, you can guess the meaning of other words.  This will improve your listening skills.

Enjoy (v.) ——-> enjoyment (n.)

Work with a partner.  complete the word families in the chart.

Verb                         Noun

behavior

celebrate

cleanliness

decorate

experience

harvest

honor

preparation

settler

symbolize

Underline the correct word (in bold) in each sentence.

  1. It’s a custom, in many coutnries, to (decorate/decoration) a newly married couple’s car.
  2. A wedding takes months and months of prepare/preparation.
  3. For many cultures, white is a symbolize/symbol of cleanliness.
  4. Europeans began to settle/settler in Australia fairly recently.
  5. It can be hard for some children to behave/behavior well in class.
  6. The clean/cleanliness of this school is amazing.
  7. The celebrate/celebration of birth of his son lasted all night.

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