vocabulary exercises

Word Formation Exercise (2)

A fast way to find gaps in your English vocabulary is to do word formation exercises like this one. Scroll down for the answers.

Use the word in capitals to form a new word which fits the gap.

1.  _______ are working hard to find a cure.  SCIENCE

2.  It’s _______ whether John will play in tomorrow’s match.  DOUBT

3.  The film was really _______ so I turned off the television.  BORE

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Key Word Transformation Exercises put your vocabulary AND your grammar to the test! Have you tried them?

Key Word Transformation (1)
Key Word Transformation (2)
Key Word Transformation (3)

QUIZ YOUR ENGLISH! Vocabulary Worksheets (handy for extra homework)

Worksheet 1
Worksheet 2
Worksheet 3
Worksheet 4
Worksheet 5

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1. Scientists 2. doubtful 3. boring

Speaking Skills

Conversation Questions: MUSIC

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These conversation questions are a resource for both teachers and students. They can be used in class, or with a study buddy, or with somebody you do a language exchange with.

Tips for learners

  • ✨ In those in-between times when you can’t find somebody to practise with I recommending trying to write down your answers, or even talking out loud to yourself!
  • ✨ Ensure you make notes of useful words and phrases that you either couldn’t remember or didn’t know when you were trying to explain something. This will really help you to move forward with your English.
  • ✨ I also highly recommend going through the questions a second or third time at a later date with somebody else, as a way of revision, and you are sure to notice that you are able to explain things faster and more effectively.


How often do you listen to music?

How do you normally listen to music? Do you listen to the radio? Do you use an app?

What kinds of music do you like?

What music are you not a fan of?

Who are your favourite singers and bands?

Do you ever study English songs to learn vocabulary? If so, whose songs are good for learning English?

Do you listen to music while you are working or studying?

Do you listen to music while exercising?

What’s your favourite musical?

What’s your favourite movie soundtrack?

What’s your favourite theme tune from a TV show?

Do you have a favourite song in English?

What’s one of your favourite songs in your language? Who’s it by?

What’s one of your favourite albums?

Do you like singing?

Do you normally sing around the house?

Do you like dancing?

Have you ever been to a ballet?

Have you ever been to an opera?

Have you ever been to a concert?

If you could see absolutely anyone in concert and have a front row ticket, who would it be?

Can you play a musical instrument?

Do you like classical music? If so, who is your favourite composer?

What kinds of music are popular in your country?

Do you ever listen to music from other parts of the world, in other languages?

Have you ever sung at a karaoke bar?

Have you ever hired a DJ or a band for a special occasion?

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More Conversation Questions to help you improve your English speaking skills. Remember they are also useful for writing practice. Practice makes progress!

Click on a topic for a list of conversation questions you can use in class or a language exchange.

Past Simple and Present Perfect

Conditionals (Second Conditional)

Books and Reading

Films and Cinema

Football / Soccer

The Weather

Food, Cooking and Eating Out

Animals and Nature

Social Media

Grammar Exercises

Spot the Grammar Mistakes! (46)


Which of these sentences are grammatically incorrect? Correct the mistakes. There may be more than one mistake in a sentence.

1. It’s a two-hours drive to the mountains.

2. It’s the worse film I’ve never seen.

3. Central Park is one of my favourite parks in the whole world.

4.  I asked to John where was he going.

5.  We got home at around seven.

6. I didn’t like very much the book.

7. Its Keira’s birthday in Friday.








1. It’s a two-HOUR drive to the mountains.

2. It’s the WORST film I’ve EVER seen.

3. ✅

4.  I ASKED JOHN where HE WAS going.

5.  ✅

6. I didn’t like THE BOOK VERY MUCH.

7. IT’S Keira’s birthday ON Friday.

Remember, dear English learner – it is okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are an essential part of the language-learning process, but we need to learn from them!

Practice makes progress 😊