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Join Two Words (Advanced Vocabulary)

In this worksheet, students will make compound words by choosing two smaller words that join together to make a longer word. It will develop students' vocabulary and problem solving skills.

'Join Two Words (Advanced Vocabulary)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Compound Words

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Hello word detective, this looks like a challenge that’s right up your street.  

Can you help us solve it?


 

What do you notice about the words below?

justice       damage       bargain


 

They are all made up of two smaller words!


 

These words are called compound words and are made when smaller words join together to make a longer word.


 

 a sink tap + ping = tapping

 

a dam across a river   dam + age = damage

 

     a mobile phone port + able = portable


 


 

Sometimes (compound word alert!) these words are challenging to find as they are pronounced differently in the longer word.


 

Which of the following words could you add to the word comb to make a compound word?      

                                                                                                                                                   a green comb

and - this would make comband

in - this would make combin

at -  this would make combat

The correct answer is at, as comb + at = combat.



 


We need to select a word from the left set of brackets that can join with a word from the right set of brackets to make a compound word.

(know, by, sink) (rest, ledge, tap)

know ledge = knowledge


 

Here's another example:

(when, now, late) (in, then, here)

now here nowhere

 

 

In this activity, you will need to be a superstar spotter and find two words (one from each group) that join together to make a longer word.

Let’s get started!


 

 

Are you ready for action, word detective?

Underline one word from each set of brackets to create a compound word.

Click on the words to underline them.

(to, at, her) (now, wing, gone)

Underline one word from each set of brackets to create a compound word.

Click on the words to underline them.

(at, in, on) (next, horse, tack)

Underline one word from each set of brackets to create a compound word.

Click on the words to underline them.

(leaf, paper, page) (ant, fly, leg)

Pick one word from each set of brackets to create a compound word.

Type the full compound word below.

 

(now, then, just) (cold, to, ice)

Select a word from each set of brackets to create a compound word.

Type in the word below.

 

(fat, thin, no) (then, her, in)

Pick one word from each set of brackets to create a compound word.

Type the full compound word below.

 

(be, me, you) (no, am, us)

Pick a word from each column to join after a word in each row to create a compound word.

Pick a word from each column to join after a word in each row to create a compound word. 

Join the words below to make compound words.

Column A

Column B

to
wing
at
her
page
ant
just
ice
fat
tack

Match the words below to make compound words.

Column A

Column B

be
ten
pop
pies
so
her
rat
am
of
on
  • Question 1

Are you ready for action, word detective?

Underline one word from each set of brackets to create a compound word.

Click on the words to underline them.

CORRECT ANSWER
(to, at, her) (now, wing, gone)
EDDIE SAYS
A tricky one to start you off! The compound word is towing. Towing is when you pull a car or boat along with another vehicle. To + wing = towing
The compound word sounds very different to the two separate words. Make sure you imagine what all the different combinations of words would look like together and write down any that you are not sure about.
  • Question 2

Underline one word from each set of brackets to create a compound word.

Click on the words to underline them.

CORRECT ANSWER
(at, in, on) (next, horse, tack)
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is attack. At + tack = attack How did you find that one? Remember to write down all the possible combinations if you are finding it tricky.
  • Question 3

Underline one word from each set of brackets to create a compound word.

Click on the words to underline them.

CORRECT ANSWER
(leaf, paper, page) (ant, fly, leg)
EDDIE SAYS
Wow, this one was really challenging! The compound word is pageant. Have you ever heard that word before? A pageant is a public show or play with people dressed in colourful clothes and often acting out a scene from history. Page + ant = pageant
The compound word sounds different to the two separate words so it is good to imagine what the words would look like together. I think that with one as tricky as this, it is best to write down all the options until you come to one that works.
  • Question 4

Pick one word from each set of brackets to create a compound word.

Type the full compound word below.

 

(now, then, just) (cold, to, ice)

CORRECT ANSWER
Justice
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is justice. Justice means fair treatment. Just + ice = justice Did you get that one - once again, the two smaller words don't sound the same as the compound word so be sure to write down the possible combinations if you need to.
  • Question 5

Select a word from each set of brackets to create a compound word.

Type in the word below.

 

(fat, thin, no) (then, her, in)

CORRECT ANSWER
Father
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is father. Fat + her = father It looks easy now, doesn't it! These words sound very different to the compound word so make sure you imagine what the compound word looks like, not just what it sounds like, or even write down the possible options.
  • Question 6

Pick one word from each set of brackets to create a compound word.

Type the full compound word below.

 

(be, me, you) (no, am, us)

CORRECT ANSWER
Beam
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is beam. Be + am = beam You're doing really well - and remember that practice makes perfect!
  • Question 7

Pick a word from each column to join after a word in each row to create a compound word.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on with this one? Here are the correct answers: Pop + pies = poppies So + on = soon Rat + her = rather Remember to write down all the tricky ones to see which ones make a real word.
  • Question 8

Pick a word from each column to join after a word in each row to create a compound word. 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Nearly finished, word detective - don't give up now! Bat + he = bathe (when you go in the bath) Arm + our = armour (metal to protect soldiers) Suit + case = suitcase
  • Question 9

Join the words below to make compound words.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

to
wing
at
tack
page
ant
just
ice
fat
her
EDDIE SAYS
Great matching skills! To + wing = towing At + tack = attack Page + ant = pageant Just + ice = justice Fat + her = father
  • Question 10

Match the words below to make compound words.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

be
am
pop
pies
so
on
rat
her
of
ten
EDDIE SAYS
The last set of answers are: Be + am = beam Pop + pies = poppies So + on = soon Rat + her = rather Of + ten = often Well done, superstar word spotter - you have finished another activity!
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