Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 41 – Vocabulary – Compound Adjectives

Compound adjectives are made by joining two words.  Some words are connected with a hyphen (just as I stated in my episode of compound nouns), some words are not.  In this case, and when describing qualities of individuals, you will use a hyphen.  Let’s break some of these down.

Podcast spoiler – Listen to my podcast to hear the answers of 1-9.  I encourage everyone to at least answer them and then listen.

Complete the compound adjectives in the definitions with the following words: under, easy, full, good, part, right/left, well

  1. When you work 4 of the required 8 hours. __________ -time
  2. Relaxed/calm personality. __________-going
  3. When you don’t get much money in your job. _________-paid
  4. When you work 8 hours a day. ___________-time
  5. When you get paid a decent amount of money. _________-paid
  6. I’m a _________-handed teacher.
  7. Women would call attractive men ___________-looking.
  8. A famous person is also ___________-known.
  9. Rich. ___________-off


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