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Vocabulary Worksheets

by Rachel Spack Koch

Beginning Level

Azar Grammar Series: Basic English Grammar, 3rd edition


Vocabulary Worksheets help students learn new vocabulary in the context of the grammar
covered in the tables of contents of the Azar textbooks or any comparable syllabus. An Answer
Key and Word List for target vocabulary are provided for each chapter. You may download,
reproduce and adapt the material to suit your classroom needs. Vocabulary Worksheets are

Chapter 5Talking About the Present

1. Time words
2. Time and food words
3. Time words
4. Prepositions of time
5. It is (weather)
6. Weather words
7. Prepositions of place
8. There is / are
9. There is / are
10. Vocabulary review
11. Scrambled letters
12. Vocabulary review
13. Which word doesnt belong?
14. Crossword
Answer Key
Word List

Vocabulary Worksheets
Basic English Grammar, 3rd Edition

Chapter 5: Talking About the Present

Worksheet 1. Time words


Complete the sentences. Write the correct word in the blank space.
date
day
midnight
noon
P.M.
ten

month
night
time
year

1. What ______________ is it? Its September.


2. What ______________ is it? Its 2007.
3. What ______________ is it? Its Wednesday.
4. Whats the ______________? Its September 9 or
the 9th of September.

5. What ________________ is it? Its 10:10.


6. Its ten after ______________.
7. Is it 10:10 A.M. or 10:10 ______________?
8. We dont know. Maybe its morning, or maybe its

______________.

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Vocabulary Worksheets
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Chapter 5: Talking About the Present

Worksheet 2. Time and food words


Complete the sentences. Write the correct word from the word pool.
breakfast
donut
lunch
midnight
night
noon
oclock
pasta
sandwich
dinner
snack

1. People have _________________ in the morning.


2. Sometimes people have a coffee break in the middle of the morning. They
drink coffee, and they often eat something, maybe a
_________________, or maybe a bagel.

3. In North America, people have _________________ around noon. Maybe


they eat a _________________, or maybe a salad.
4. Some people have their big meal in the daytime,
around 1or 2 _________________, and other people have their big meal
at _________________.

5. Sometimes people have a little _________________ between meals.


Maybe its candy, or yogurt, or an apple.
6. People have _________________ in the evening, around 6:00
or 7:00 P.M. Maybe they eat meat, or fish,
or _________________.

7. Some people like to eat at night, around midnight. They have a


_________________ snack.

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Vocabulary Worksheets
Basic English Grammar, 3rd Edition

Chapter 5: Talking About the Present

Worksheet 3. Time words


Complete the sentences. Check all possible completions.
1. I have an appointment with a lawyer on _______.

 Monday
 February 6
 the morning  noon
2. Her birthday is in _______.

 May
 Sunday

 May 5
 night

3. The committee meeting is on _______.

 Wednesday
 March 6

 3:00 P.M.
 March

4. The plane leaves at _______.

 5:45 P.M.
 night

 noon
 the afternoon

5. Every Tuesday, we have chemistry lab from 10:10 A.M. to


_______.

 noon
 Saturday

 11:30 A.M.
 the morning

6. The contest closes at _______.

 midnight
 6:00 P.M.

 noon
 the evening

7. The yoga class meets in _______.

 the morning  the afternoon


 the evening  noon

8. Rosa and Luis are getting married on _______.

 February 14  February
 Saturday
 Valentines Day
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Vocabulary Worksheets
Basic English Grammar, 3rd Edition

Chapter 5: Talking About the Present

Worksheet 4. Prepositions of time


Complete the sentences. Write at, from, in, on, or to in each blank space.
1. The stores downtown open _____________ 10:00 A.M. They close
____________ 6:00 P.M. They are open ____________ the morning
and _________ the afternoon, but they are not open ________ night.

2. The new year starts ___________ January, ____________ January 1.


My little niece was born ____________ the first day of the new
century, ____________ January 1, 2000.

3. A new semester starts ___________ September 5. It ends


__________ December 15. The semester lasts _____________ early
September _____________ mid-December.

4. In the northern hemisphere, summer begins ____________ June 21


and ends ____________ September 21. Summer lasts ____________
June 21 ____________ September 21.

5. Jeremy is a pharmacist at a 24-hour pharmacy. He works the night


shift. He starts work ___________ 11:00 P.M. and finishes ________
8:00 A.M. the next day. He doesnt work ___________ Tuesdays.

night shift = a period of time at night when people regularly work, instead of

during normal daytime working hours.

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Vocabulary Worksheets
Basic English Grammar, 3rd Edition

Chapter 5: Talking About the Present

Worksheet 5. It is (weather)
Cross out the word that is incorrect in each set of parentheses.
1. Its January 12 in Oslo, Norway. Its -2 degrees C (24 F).
Its (cool / freezing) in Oslo. Its (raining / snowing).

2. Its July 21 in Wuhan, China. Its 97 degrees F (36 C). Its


(hot / warm) in Wuhan. It often rains in July. Its (humid /
dry).

3. Its March 4 in Phoenix, Arizona in the southwestern United


States. It never rains in March in Phoenix. Its (damp / dry).
The temperature is 70 degrees F (21 C). Its (pleasant /
rainy) today.

4. Its May 24 in Santiago, Chile. Its 14 degrees C (58 F). Its


(cool / warm). The wind is blowing. Its (calm / windy).

5. Its October 10 in Berlin, Germany. Its 45 degrees F (7 C).


Its (warm/ chilly). Its (raining / snowing).

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Vocabulary Worksheets
Basic English Grammar, 3rd Edition

Chapter 5: Talking About the Present

Worksheet 6. Weather words


A noun in each sentence appears in bold. Write its adjective form in the blank
space.
1.

Theres fog in London today. Its ____foggy_________.

2.

Theres wind in Chicago today. Its _______________.

3.

Theres rain in Seattle today. Its _________________.

4.

There are clouds in Seoul today. Its ______________.

5.

Theres sun in Beirut today. Its __________________.

6.

Theres a chill in Mexico City today. Its ____________.

7.

Theres a storm in Montreal today. Its _____________.

8.

Theres ice in Moscow today. Its __________________.

9.

Theres a breeze in the city today. Its _____________.

10.

Theres smog in the valley today. Its ______________.

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Vocabulary Worksheets
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Chapter 5: Talking About the Present

Worksheet 7. Prepositions of place


Complete the sentences. Write the letter of the correct word or phrase in the blank
space.
1. On the map of North America, Mexico is
_______ the United States.
a. on
b. next to
c. around
2. The main part of the United States is _______
Mexico and Canada.
a. behind b. between
c. below

3. In this picture, the apple is floating _______ the head of


the woman.
a. above
b. on
c. on top of
4. In this picture, the woman is standing _______ the apple.
a. beside
b. on
c. under

5. In this picture, the woman is standing _______ the sofa.


a. below
b. beside
c. behind
1. In this picture, the sofa is _______ the woman.
a. in front of
b. on top of
c. in back of

7. Saturn is a planet _______ our solar system.


a. at
b. in
c. on
8. There are rings _______ Saturn.
a. beside
b. inside
c. around

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Vocabulary Worksheets
Basic English Grammar, 3rd Edition

Chapter 5: Talking About the Present

Worksheet 8. There is / are


Read the passages about Hal and Helga. Then circle T for True or F for False for
each item.

My name is Hal.

My name is Helga.

My office is not

My office is neat

neat. In fact, it is

now. All my papers

the opposite of

are in a neat pile,

neat: it is messy.

one on top of another. There are 100

There are papers everywhere: there

papers in my out-box and there

are papers on my desk, in the

arent any papers in my in-box. There

wastebasket, and on the floor. In

arent any papers in the wastebasket,

fact, there are papers all around me.

and there arent any papers on the


floor.

T/ F

1. Hals office is neat.

T/ F

6. Helgas office is neat.

T/ F

2. There are two lamps on the


desk.

T/ F

7. The papers are everywhere.

T/ F

8. The in-box is full.

3. Theres a computer under


the papers.

T/ F

9. The out-box is full.

T/ F

4. There are papers around


the wastebasket.

T/ F 10. The papers are in a neat


pile on the desk.

T/ F

5. The papers are in a neat


pile on the desk.

T/ F 11. Helga is organized.

T/ F

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Vocabulary Worksheets
Basic English Grammar, 3rd Edition

Chapter 5: Talking About the Present

Worksheet 9. There is / are


Complete the sentences using the street map and the words and phrases in the word
pool.
blocks away

door

corner

dry cleaner

street

supermarket

OAK ST.

Key:
A = supermarket
B = parking lot
C = post office
D = Jones pharmacy
E = florist
F = bakery
G = dry cleaner

OAK ST.

BLOCKS
D

PINE AVENUE

CORNER

YOU ARE HERE

1. A: Is there a post office near


here?
B: Yes, there is. Theres a post
office just around the
______________________.

4. A: Is there a parking lot near


here?
B: Yes, there is. Theres a
parking lot behind the
______________________.

2. A: Is there a pharmacy near


here?
B: Yes, there is. Thats Jones
Pharmacy, right across the
_____________________.

5. A: Is there a florist near here?


B: Yes, very near! Its right
next __________________.

3. A: Is there a supermarket near


here?
B: Yes, there is. Theres a
supermarket two
______________________.

6. A: Is there a bakery near here?


B: Yes, there is. Theres a
bakery between the florist
and the _________________.

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Vocabulary Worksheets
Basic English Grammar, 3rd Edition

Chapter 5: Talking About the Present

Worksheet 10. Vocabulary review


Write the letter of the word or phrase that completes each conversation correctly.
a. above b. an appointment c. everywhere d. October 22
e. on top of the mountain f. Saturday g. the earth
h. to be careful i. warm sweaters j. windy

1. A: Whats that light in the sky?


B: Its a satellite. Its traveling in orbit around _____________________.
2. A: When is the date of your wedding?
B: Its _______________________.
3. A: Its freezing today!
B: Yes, it is! We need _______________________.
4. A: When do you clean your house?
B: Every _______________________.
5. A: Its icy on the street today.
B: Yes, it is. We need _______________________. We dont want to slip
and fall.
6. A: Youre looking out the window. What do you see?
B: Snow. Its snowing hard. Theres snow _______________________.
7. Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. This is your captain speaking. Look
out your window on the right side of the plane. Right now we are flying
_______________________ Mount Kilimanjaro. Thats the
highest mountain in Africa. Theres always snow ____________________.

slip and fall = lose your balance on a smooth surface and fall down

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Vocabulary Worksheets
Basic English Grammar, 3rd Edition

Chapter 5: Talking About the Present

Worksheet 11. Game: Scrambled letters


Unscramble the letters to form a word. Write the word in the blank space.
About the calendar
tade

_____date_____________

eary

_____________________

nhomt

_____________________

About time
dmghtini

_____________________

vnengie

_____________________

ytadmei

_____________________

About weather
grainni

_____________________

lcihyl

_____________________

ggfyo

_____________________

About an office
skde

_____________________

sapper

_____________________

bkwatsaeste

_____________________

About places in a city


vneuae

_____________________

treest

_____________________

recorn

_____________________

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Vocabulary Worksheets
Basic English Grammar, 3rd Edition

Chapter 5: Talking About the Present

Worksheet 12. Vocabulary review


Circle the letter of the word or phrase that means the same as the word or phrase in
bold.
1. This room is always neat. Tony always picks up the newspapers and puts
the magazines in piles on the table.
a. clean
b. dirty
c. in good order
d. in bad order
2. My house is across the street from the high school.
a. next to
b. opposite c. far from
d. around the corner
3. Rocks dont float on water. They sink in water.
a. stand
b. stay under
c. freeze

d. stay on top of

4. Theres a spelling contest at the high school every semester. The best
speller wins a prize.
a. test
b. clinic
c. group
d. game or competition
5. Theres a nice breeze today. Its a good day to go sailing.
a. cloud
b. wind
c. sun
d. weather
6. The man is standing behind the tree.
a. in back of
b. beside
c. in front of

d. next to

7. We always keep the milk in the back of the refrigerator, on the top
shelf.
a. behind
b. in back of c. beside
d. in the back part of
8. People often have coffee breaks in their offices. Some people like to have
a donut with their coffee.
a. sugar
b. small sandwich c. bread
d. a small, round cake with a hole in the middle
9. A bagel is like a donut, but it is not sweet.
a. cake
b. candy
c. sandwich

d. ring of bread

10. People like to put cheese on top of a bagel.


a. over
b. above
c. next to
d. on

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Vocabulary Worksheets
Basic English Grammar, 3rd Edition

Chapter 5: Talking About the Present

Worksheet 13. Which word doesnt belong?


Check the word that does not belong in the group.
1. O party

O breakfast

O lunch

O dinner

2. O midnight

O evening

O night

O daytime

3. O foggy

O smoggy

O sunny

O cloudy

4. O dry

O humid

O damp

O wet

5. O windy

O breezy

O calm

O stormy

6. O warm

O chilly

O cold

O freezing

7. O over

O above

O up

O down

8. O florist

O high school

O bakery

O dry cleaner

9. O in-box

O out-box

O computer O wastebasket

O neat

O dirty

10. O messy

O in bad order

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Vocabulary Worksheets
Basic English Grammar, 3rd Edition

Chapter 5: Talking About the Present

Worksheet 14. Crossword


Complete the crossword puzzle. Use the clues to figure out the words. Write the
correct words across and down. Write one letter in each space.
1

dW

ACROSS

DOWN

1 Carl works _______9:00 to


5:00 every day.
4 The opposite of above.
5 A combination of smoke and fog.
6 The day between Thursday and
Saturday.
8 The first month of the year.

1 You buy these at a florist.


2 The opposite of inside.
3 Water becomes _______ at 32 F
(0 C).
4 The wind is _______.
7 A century has 100 of these.

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Vocabulary Worksheets
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Chapter 5: Talking About the Present

Answer Key
Worksheet 1
1. month
2. year
3. day
4. date
5. time
6. ten
7. P.M.
8. night

Worksheet 2
1. breakfast
2. donut
3. lunch / sandwich
4. oclock / night
5. snack
6. dinner / pasta
7. midnight

Worksheet 3
1. Monday / February 6
2. May
3. Wednesday / March 6
4. 5:45 P.M. / noon / night
5. noon / 11:30 A.M.
6. midnight / noon / 6 P.M.
7. the morning / the afternoon / the evening
8. February 14 / Saturday /Valentines Day

Worksheet 4
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

at / at / in / in / at
in / on / on / on
on / on / from / to
on / on / from / to
at / at / on

Worksheet 5
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

freezing / snowing
hot / humid
dry / pleasant
cool / windy
chilly / raining

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Vocabulary Worksheets
Basic English Grammar, 3rd Edition

Chapter 5: Talking About the Present

Worksheet 6
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

foggy
windy
rainy
cloudy
sunny
chilly
stormy
icy
breezy
smoggy

Worksheet 7
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

b. next to
b. between
a. above
c. under
c. behind
a. in front of
b. in
c. around

Worksheet 8
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.

F
F
F
T
F
T
F
F
T
T
T

Worksheet 9
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

corner
street
blocks away
supermarket
door
dry cleaner

Vocabulary Worksheets
Basic English Grammar, 3rd Edition

Chapter 5: Talking About the Present

Worksheet 10
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

g. the earth
d. October 22
i. warm sweaters
f. Saturday
h. to be careful
c. everywhere
a. above / e. on top of the mountain

Worksheet 11
About the calendar:
date
year
month
About time:
midnight
evening
daytime
About weather:
raining
chilly
foggy
About an office:
desk
papers
wastebasket
About places in a city:
avenue
street
corner

Worksheet 12
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

a. clean
b. opposite
d. stay on top of
d. game or competition
b. wind
a. in back of
d. in the back part of
d. a small round cake with a hole in the middle
d. ring of bread
d. on

Vocabulary Worksheets
Basic English Grammar, 3rd Edition

Chapter 5: Talking About the Present

Worksheet 13
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

party
daytime
sunny
dry
calm
warm
down
high school
computer
neat

Worksheet 14
Across:
1. from
4. below
5. smog
6. Friday
8. January
Down:
1. flowers
2. outside
3. ice
4. blowing
7. years

F R
I
L
C
O
B E L OW
L
E
O
F R I
W
S
I
N
J A N
G

OM
U
T
S MOG
I
D A Y
E
E
A
U A R Y
S

Vocabulary Worksheets
Basic English Grammar, 3rd Edition

Chapter 5: Talking About the Present

Word List
about
above
afternoon
around
at
avenue
away
careful
behind
below
between
block
blow
bread
breakfast
breezy
cake
calendar
calm
chilly
city
clean
cloudy
competition
computer
cool
corner
date
day
daytime
desk
dinner
donut
door
down
dry
dry cleaner
earth
evening
everywhere
February

flower
foggy
freezing
Friday
from
game
high school
hole
hot
humid
ice
icy
in
in back of
in front of
January
lunch
March
May
middle
midnight
Monday
month
morning
mountain
neat
next to
night
noon
oclock
October
office
on
on top of
opposite
outside
P.M.
papers
part
party
pasta
place
pleasant

rain
rainy
ring
round
sandwich
Saturday
small
smog
smoggy
snack
snowing
stay
stormy
street
summery
sunny
supermarket
sweater
ten
time
to
under
Valentines Day
warm
wastebasket
weather
Wednesday
wind
windy
wintery
with
year

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