UPDATED APRIL 2012 (Bonus Material now Included)
Have the paparazzi ever hankered to take a picture of a poltergeist or a mummy and sell it to an apropos tycoon?
Loanwords are words found in the English language (and in the English dictionary!) that have been taken verbatim from another language.
In the sentence above, paparazzi, hanker, poltergeist, mummy, apropos, and tycoon are what are known as "loanwords". These words come from Italian, Dutch, German, Arabic, Japanese, or French straight into our modern English language!
This 28-page collection of printable worksheets exposes your students to 125 common and important loanwords from six languages in six different printables, gives them the meaning of each, and requires them to choose the context sentence they belong in while doing a reading exercise. Answers are provided.
**Note: This collection combines 6 items that are sold separately in my store. If you do not wish to purchase doubles of an item, read the description carefully and compare with the individual products in my store. You will save off the individual prices for each printable when purchasing this as a bundled collection.
After the worksheets comes a final assessment on 36 of the most important loanwords. (I require students to prepare for all 125 words without knowing which ones are coming. They can do it). Students show they have learned the loanwords by completing context sentences with the correct word just as they have been practicing in the printables. Answers are provided.
If you want to see if this bundled collection is for you please download the FREE Preview, which is the full version of the final assessment, and take a look at the format and the loanwords.
BONUS: In April 2012 an additional document was added to the end of the PDF as requested by several teachers. This is a printable lesson on 25 Spanish words that have been borrowed into English, work to go with it, as well as an assessment on these words.