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Compound Words Practice 2

In this practice exercise, students will make compound words by choosing two smaller words that join together to make a longer word under timed conditions.

'Compound Words Practice 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Verbal Reasoning Exam-Style Practice

Curriculum subtopic:  Compound Words

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

The following activity is a practice exercise to help you measure your success under timed conditions. 

If you are unsure of an answer move on to the next question.  You should come back to questions you found difficult at the end if you have time.  

 

Look at the example below:

 

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.

 

Now it's time to begin this practice exercise.  Good Luck!

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

 

(car, truck, door) (drive, pet, coat)

 

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

 

(or, two, jump) (part, bit, in)

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

 

(glove, let, bat) (she, when, he)

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

 

(ram, she, old) (art, page, plastic)

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

 

(be, me, she) (in, gin, hair)

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

 

(page, out, off) (ice, two, tap)

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

 

(page, on, in) (ant, rate, shake)

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

 

(pepper, fog, your) (deck, self, on)

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

 

(cap, hat, top) (red, eye, blue)

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

 

(wild, raw, hot) (next, in, life)

  • Question 1

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

 

(car, truck, door) (drive, pet, coat)

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is carpet. Car + pet = carpet Did you get that one? Remember that you can always write down all the combinations if you are finding it hard to find the correct compound word.
  • Question 2

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

 

(or, two, jump) (part, bit, in)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is orbit. An orbit is the circular path an object in space takes around another one eg. our planet takes a year to orbit the sun. Or + bit = orbit Remember to write down all the possible combinations if you are finding it hard to spot the compound word.
  • Question 3

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

 

(glove, let, bat) (she, when, he)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is bathe. Bat + he = bathe This compound word sounds completely different to the two separate words. Try and imagine the two words combining in your head to help you to see it, or write down all the possible combinations.
  • Question 4

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

 

(ram, she, old) (art, page, plastic)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is rampage. Ram + page = rampage. To go on the rampage, means to go a bit wild and out of control - the way a fox might behave in a chicken run. You're doing really well and the end is in sight!
  • Question 5

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

 

(be, me, she) (in, gin, hair)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is begin. Be + gin = begin Remember to imagine the words combining in your head so you can see what they look like and not just what they sound like.
  • Question 6

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

 

(page, out, off) (ice, two, tap)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is office - a place where many people go to work. Off + ice = office Once again, this was a tricky one because the word ice sounds completely different when added to make the compound word. Remember that you can always write things down if you are finding it tricky to spot the compound word.
  • Question 7

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

 

(page, on, in) (ant, rate, shake)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is pageant. Page + ant = pageant. A pageant is a show or play in which people often dress in colourful clothes and act out historical scenes. This was a hard one to work out, particularly if you don\'t know the word. If you find one particularly hard, remember that you can always write out all the possible combinations so that you can see which one works.
  • Question 8

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

 

(pepper, fog, your) (deck, self, on)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is yourself. Your + self = yourself Great word work! Nearly there, word detective!
  • Question 9

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

 

(cap, hat, top) (red, eye, blue)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is hatred. Hatred is another word for hate. Hat + red = hatred Last question coming up!
  • Question 10

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

 

(wild, raw, hot) (next, in, life)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The compound word is wildlife. Wild + life = wildlife Phew .. you\'ve reached the end of this activity! How do you feel about compound words now, superstar spotter? Do you think you\'ve got them cracked? You may want to revise some vocabulary activities within English to help build up the number of words you can recognise quickly.
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