Intermediate Level >> Vocabulary Worksheets >> We have "cardphones" and "phonecards" in English and a whole spectrum of other compound nouns. Once students learn that there is a system to how compound nouns are formulated, that the first acts as a sort of adjective, this worksheet acts as good consolidation.

Compound Nouns: Vocabulary Worksheet


You need to construct compound nouns from these words in the box below to fill in the gaps in the sentences. Some of the words are used twice, but in a different order!

window reading seat pub day
phone child light fishing card
table food frame work boat

1. I only have coins on me and that's a _________________. I will have to see if there is a public phone in that bar.

2. I want to put a _________________ in the car as they say it really makes toddlers safer while driving.

3. John was furious with the airline company. He sat on that plane for 14 hours and his _________________ didn't work. He couldn't even finish that novel he was reading during the flight. He had to try and sleep.

4. "What type of credit card is that?" "That's not a credit card. That's a _________________. I use it once a week to call my mum back home in New Zealand."

5. All the _________________ in this house have to be repainted. Otherwise, they will rot over the winter and then we may not be able to open the windows in the spring.

6. English restaurants have a terrible reputation, but the _________________ is very tasty.

7. I worked at night for so long that when I finally started to do some _________________, I found it really strange.

8. A _________________ sank off the Spanish coast last night. Both fishermen were saved by the coast guard.

9. I know that Monday is a holiday for everyone else, but for us it's a normal _________________. We have to get this project finished by Wednesday!

10. Why do you have a _________________ in the middle of your lounge? I keep feeling tempted to go up to the bar to order drinks!! Premium

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