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GRAMMAR TIP:What Are Opposites?
In lexical semantics, opposites are words that lie in an inherently incompatible binary relationship as in the opposite pairs male : female, long : short, up : down, and precede : follow. The notion of incompatibility here refers to the fact that one word in an opposite pair entails that it is not the other pair member. For example, something that is long entails that it is not short. It is referred to as a 'binary' relationship because there are two members in a set of opposites. The relationship between opposites is known as opposition. The term antonym (and the related antonymy) has also been commonly used as a term that is synonymous with opposite; however, the term also has other more restricted meanings. One usage has antonym referring to both gradable opposites, such as long : short, and (non-gradable) complementary opposites, such as male : female, while opposites of the types up : down and precede : follow are excluded from the definition.
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Welcome to Busy Teacher! On this page you will find 79 worksheets on opposites which is a subsection of the adjectives category. Let’s take a look at an example of what you might find here. This is a fun opposites worksheet for young students; it includes a couple matching exercises and a word search. Once you download the worksheet, choose whether to print the color or black and white version. It is up to you. If there are other words you want students to practice just adapt the activities to suit your needs. Teaching students certain adjectives, such as tall and short, in pairs makes it easier for students to remember vocabulary words and to comprehend their meanings. There are many other worksheets that you might want to consider using so take your time reading about and viewing the different available options. For more general adjectives worksheets or comprehensive review activities, click on the main adjectives section.

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Big and Small in Positive and Negative Sentences

Big and Small in Positive and Negative Sentences

•Opposites,
A starter level worsheet for practicing the phrase "this is" and the opposites "big and small" in positive and negative sentences. It can be mostly used for reading. It has illustrations and short ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary
Brown Bear Family (Biggest - Smallest)

Brown Bear Family (Biggest - Smallest)

This is a very simple cut and paste activity for young learners to highlight the meaning of big, bigger, biggest and small, smaller, smallest (or just big and small depending on their level). Have ...
2 Complete Beginner
Web Ρhat Zone

Web Ρhat Zone

The lesson includes text comprehension: true / false sentences and questions on the text; describing people, parts of the body, present simple / present continuous; adjective degrees, opposites. A ...
2 Elementary
Opposite Words

Opposite Words

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It is easy for kids to remember opposite words. There are opposites of adjectives and nouns. Please try to use it with 7 year -old- kids. They will love it. Enjoy!
5 Complete Beginner
Reading Comprehension - I Lost My Head

Reading Comprehension - I Lost My Head

•Opposites,
This English resource is a great activity for practicing opposites. Students read the poem 'I Lost My Head' and fill in the gaps with the opposite of the word in brackets. There are twelve opposit ...
16 Elementary
Animal Opposites

Animal Opposites

•Opposites,
This colourful worksheet is a gap-fill that helps young learners think about pairs of animals and the adjectives that describe them. The pairs of adjectives are opposites. The animal words and opp ...
13 Elementary
Adjectives

Adjectives

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This is meant to be for the 3rd graders. The idea is first to recognize the pairs of opposite adjectives in a puzzle and write them correctly and then recognize a picture with the adjective. This ...
6 Complete Beginner
Song Worksheet: Windows 8 by Lenka

Song Worksheet: Windows 8 by Lenka

It can be used as a warm-up activity to revise the animals or as a revision of different adjectives. There are exercises like unscrambling, finding opposites for practicing the vocabulary. You can ...
10 Elementary
Opposites Worksheet

Opposites Worksheet

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This is a worksheet for teaching opposites at elementary level.There's a picture dictionary followed by an activity in which students are asked to write the opposites of the adjectives given.The w ...
9 Elementary
Open Shut Them (and other Opposites)

Open Shut Them (and other Opposites)

•Opposites,
It's for kids and you can use it by accompanying with related song (from Super Simple Songs). You can easily teach some basic adjectives with their opposites. While listening to the song, the pupi ...
7 Complete Beginner Elementary
Song Worksheet: Hot and Cold by Katy Perry [OPPOSITES]

Song Worksheet: Hot and Cold by Katy Perry [OPPOSITES]

This is a very easy listening activity for beginners and elementary learners. The song Hot and Cold (Katy Perry) contains opposite adjectives with which students complete the empty spaces in the ...
9 Complete Beginner Elementary
Mothers of the Wild

Mothers of the Wild

•Opposites,
It's a lesson plan for elementary students to teach them how wild animals moms take care and protect their kids! You can use this lesson plan to teach your students that animals are also somewhere ...
4 Elementary
Song Worksheet: I'm A Believer

Song Worksheet: I'm A Believer

An easy way to practice speaking by singing a famous song of the movie 'Shrek': your students will enjoy this song and they can discriminate the words. Also you can use the video as it's very funn ...
4 Elementary
Using Superlatives: Getting to Know Your Classmates. Small Group Activity

Using Superlatives: Getting to Know Your Classmates. Small Group Activity

Ice-breaker. With the use of superlatives and antonyms, students can work in small group to get to know more about their classmates. This activity works best with small groups of about three to ...
10 Elementary
Test for Grade 4

Test for Grade 4

This is a test for the fourth graders, the students who have learnt English for four years in an elementary school. It consists of grammar exercises: pronouns, matching activities, opposites, voca ...
10 Elementary
Describing Character Flashcards

Describing Character Flashcards

As I promised, I'm attaching now the flashcards which can be helpful during the lesson focused on the traits of character. It contains colourful funny pictures that can make your lesson more inter ...
7 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Describing Character

Describing Character

Hello ! I would like to present you my new powerpoint presentation. It can help you to teach describing character by the technique of opposites. It contains many funny colourful pictures and can e ...
19 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Funny Language

Funny Language

I made this using the text that goes like this "English is the most widely used language in the history of our planet...". I used pictures and dictionary definitions to make comprehension easier f ...
15 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Adjectives

Adjectives

•Opposites,
It is about adjectives and their opposites. It is useful for intermediate school pupils. I have written it to help teachers who use adjectives a lot. Each adjective is accompanied with a picture d ...
9 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Show Must Go On (Queen) Reported Speech and Vocabulary

Show Must Go On (Queen) Reported Speech and Vocabulary

With this song students practice the reported speech, they also have to fill in the gaps and find opposites, and finally there is one activity to match definitions with words in the song. Before o ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Endangered Species/Fauna

Endangered Species/Fauna

A simple worksheet about the topic: Environment - endangered species and Fauna. It's a simple text for intermediate students that can be used either as a test or as motivation to start the unit on ...
7 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Sing by Travis

Song Worksheet: Sing by Travis

The song activity is designed for students of pre-intermediate and intermediate level. It has three sections; in the first one the student will identify opposites and present perfect continuous ...
5 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Adjectives Worksheet

Adjectives Worksheet

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Hello! This worksheet may be used as a simple exercise on the adjectives or as a test. Nice and colourful pictures make this worksheet more interesting for young learners ! Make adjectives more ap ...
7 Complete Beginner Elementary
Adjectives: Match the Opposites

Adjectives: Match the Opposites

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Here's a nice worksheet for beginners and elementary students. I used it as a test on the meaning of adjectives. First, students need to match the adjectives with pictures, and then match the opp ...
11 Complete Beginner Elementary
Personality Adjectives

Personality Adjectives

This is a visual vocabulary worksheet with some basic adjectives of personality, mainly in opposite pairs. It can be used to describe someone or to introduce oneself. It ican be useful at the beg ...
17 Elementary

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