7 – More Terms & Expressions: Making Connections

In English, many words are related to, or come from, other words. Often, you can guess the meaning of a new word by thinking of other words that it looks like or by breaking the word down into smaller, more familiar parts.

A. Look at the words below. Think carefully about other words you might know that look similar to the term or expression given. On the line next to each word, write 1-2 words that you think might be related to the word given, based on what you see in the word.

B. Think about the meanings of the words you wrote in part A. Using your knowledge of the words you wrote down, write the new term and expression listed above next to its matching definition below. Click “next” at the bottom of the page to check your answers.

C. Four of the five words presented above are used in limited ways in the English language. Review the words below and their common uses.