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 24-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.
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.