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Compound Words Many words are made by joining two words together. For example, a newsreader is a person who reads the news. 1. Here is the first half of some compound words, plus the definition that goes with the whole word. Can you find the missing word? Example: sunshade used to protect you from the sun’s rays

under

when your skin gets too much sun

below the surface of the earth

m

pl e

sun

over

sa

down

over the side of a boat or ship

g

very sad; dejected

in

house

stone

Vi ew

a person who is paid to look after a house, do the cleaning and cooking etc.

broad to send messages by radio

flash

very hard pottery

attaches to a camera for taking photos at night

boat

flame

a building where boats are stored

will not burn easily

lap

screw

a computer small enough to hold and operate on your knees

a carpenter’s tool

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