In this week’s IELTS class we have been thinking about compound nouns. A compound noun is a noun made up of more than one word but acts as a single unit. They are very useful to use in both IELTS speaking and writing as they are a good way of adding variety to your vocabulary.
There are 3 forms of compound nouns
- Spaced - there is a space between the words (football boot)
- Hyphenated – there is a hyphen between the words (step-sister)
- Closed – there is no space between the words (sunrise)
Put the 3 forms in to the correct sentence.
|bus stop full moon tennis shoe apple tree swimming pool|
- I always meet my friends at the ______
- My children love to climb in the ______
- My dog always barks when there is a ______
- I take my son to the _______ on Tuesdays
- Have you seen my ______ anywhere?
|mother-in-law baby-sitter dining-table water-bottle paper-clip|
- I can never find a ______ for my documents when I need one
- My ______ comes to lunch every Sunday
- We have a very kind and caring ______ for our newborn
- When I go running I always take a ______ with me
- Please put the plates on the ______
|toolbox toothbrush housework boyfriend thunderstorm|
- The weather forecast has predicted a ______
- My ______ is very romantic and always buys me flowers
- We do the ______ together every Sunday afternoon
- I like to buy a new ______ very month
- Please put my hammer back in the _______