105 FREE Opposites Worksheets

FREE Opposites Worksheets

Welcome to Busy Teacher! On this page you will find 105 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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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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Negative Prefixes 3

Negative Prefixes 3

By adding negative prefixes to the beginnings of words, we can change a word's meaning into its opposite. Students are asked to choose the correct opposite of each word. There are 10 opposites inc ...
2 Views 4,585 ElemPre-Int
Negative Prefixes 2

Negative Prefixes 2

By adding negative prefixes to the beginnings of words, we can change a word's meaning into its opposite. Students are asked to choose the correct opposite of each word. There are 10 opposites inc ...
2 Views 2,459 ElemPre-Int
Negative Prefixes 1

Negative Prefixes 1

By adding negative prefixes to the beginnings of words, we can change a word's meaning into its opposite. Students are asked to choose the correct opposite of each word. There are 10 opposites inc ...
2 Views 2,840 ElemPre-Int
Character Traits

Character Traits

William Work
Character Traits is a Powerpoint presentation using cartoon characters (some with Russian Cyrillic writing on the image) to depict the adjective of the character trait. The adjectives are paired w ...
3 Views 6,341 BegElemPre-Int
Opposites

Opposites

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This is a powerpoint presentation to show students different adjectives and their opposites. It includes: fast/slow, long,/short, tall/short, heavy/light, high-loud/low, narrow/wide, thick/thin, t ...
2 Views 6,860 Pre-Int
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Cloze Activity - Opposites (2)

Cloze Activity - Opposites (2)

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Opposites help children in learning how to describe different things. This worksheet is a cloze activity all about opposites and can be used in any English language lesson. Students choose the cor ...
6 Views 5,706 Elem
Cloze Activity - Opposites

Cloze Activity - Opposites

•Opposites, ,
Opposites help children in learning how to describe different things. This worksheet is a cloze activity all about opposites and can be used in any English language lesson. Students choose the cor ...
7 Views 4,349 Elem
Adjectives - Opposites Presentation

Adjectives - Opposites Presentation

Viki Hesz
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A list of adjectives for introducing adjectives for the first time. You can use this presentation to teach adjectives and how to use them with the verb to be. You can make it more fun by asking yo ...
2 Views 7,349 BegElem
Backwards Day

Backwards Day

miss polly
January 31st is a backwards day: you can use these cards (after cutting and pasting them on a cardboard sheet) to review opposites in a funny way. Then you can read the story to indroduce or talk ...
3 Views 3,333 Elem
Domino Game (Adjectives)

Domino Game (Adjectives)

•Opposites,
I use this game to practice the opposites of some adjectives. It is good for teens or adults learning basic English. When playing this game with lower levels, you can ask ss to mime the word they ...
3 Views 4,954 ElemPre-Int
Song Worksheet: Rotten to the Core (Descendants Disney Movie)

Song Worksheet: Rotten to the Core (Descendants Disney Movie)

BusyTeacher Contributor
You can use this worksheet to improve listening and vocabulary. It's a fill in the gap excercise where the missing words are adjectives. For the first or second listening just show the video, th ...
1 Views 3,763 Pre-IntInt
Adjectives

Adjectives

dotty
The aim of this worksheet is to encourage learners to use their knowledge of adjectives and to learn new adjectives. They are asked to choose from a selection of adjectives to describe the picture ...
1 Views 9,644 IntAdvExam
Song Worksheet: Call Me Irresponsible

Song Worksheet: Call Me Irresponsible

This worksheet consists of three excersises. In the first one students write the opposite adjectives. In the second one they listen to the song and fill the gaps. Finally, they complete the chart ...
3 Views 8,096 ElemPre-Int
Opposites, Colours, Animals, Feelings

Opposites, Colours, Animals, Feelings

This is a PP presentation for revising opposites, colours, animals, feelings and family relationships at a very elementary level. I made it as a revision before young learners' first test but you ...
5 Views 11,551 Elem
Antonym Match (2)

Antonym Match (2)

•Opposites,
This worksheet was created for primary/elementary students. An antonym is a word opposite in meaning to another (e.g. bad and good ). Students are asked to match the word on the left with the anto ...
8 Views 11,604 Elem
Antonym Match (1)

Antonym Match (1)

•Opposites,
This worksheet was created for primary/elementary students. An antonym is a word opposite in meaning to another (e.g. bad and good ). Students are asked to match the word on the left with the anto ...
11 Views 9,042 Elem
Adjectives - Opposites Game

Adjectives - Opposites Game

This is a worksheet I found here and adapted for my students. Split your group into pairs or groups depending on class size and give each pair a different table from page one. Cut up the adjective ...
10 Views 8,448 ElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: The Addams Family

Movie Worksheet: The Addams Family

This worksheet intends to revise family vocabulary and personal information, by drilling elementary grammar points in a funny and contextulized way. Students use short questions and answers and pr ...
6 Views 12,708 BegElem
Big & Little

Big & Little

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This PowerPoint contains the opposite concepts big, little, long, and short. It includes different pictures to convey the meaning. It is appropriate for both complete beginner and elementary level ...
5 Views 3,588 ElemPre-Int
Opposites Teacher's Copy

Opposites Teacher's Copy

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This is an intermediate level (esl) worksheet of some common word opposites. This includes prepositions, adjectives, nouns, etc. This is the teacher's copy. I use these worksheets as filler mat ...
4 Views 7,534 Pre-IntInt
Opposites Student copy

Opposites Student copy

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This is an intermediate level (esl) worksheet of some common word opposites. This includes prepositions, adjectives, nouns, etc. This is the student's copy. I use these worksheets as filler mat ...
5 Views 6,521 Pre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet:Ted - Derek Sivers Weird, or Just Different?

Movie Worksheet:Ted - Derek Sivers Weird, or Just Different?

Ted Video Activity. 2-minute video titled Weird, or just different? Teach sayings and more. Pre-watching, vocabulary builder and after watch activity. Great for pre-intermediate to intermediate st ...
2 Views 5,095 ElemPre-IntInt
Opposites Wordsearch

Opposites Wordsearch

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Students fill out the table of simple opposites, then find all of the words in the wordsearch. Alternitavely, they can work on both the table and the wordsearch at the same time, finding words and ...
4 Views 6,372 ElemPre-Int
Song Worksheet: Hot N' Cold by Katy Perry (Opposites)

Song Worksheet: Hot N' Cold by Katy Perry (Opposites)

This song is great to work with antonyms/opposites. In this file you'll find the song worksheet and an activity about opposites. In the first page you'll find the words hot/cold, yes/no, in/out, u ...
3 Views 12,664 BegElem
Song Worksheet: Daylight by Maroon 5

Song Worksheet: Daylight by Maroon 5

The song worksheet aimed at intermediate students to practice phrasal verbs, opposites and verb tenses. Usually, for every exercise we listen to the song once. The first exercise is designed as a ...
2 Views 8,222 Int

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