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Synonyms and antonyms are another important aspect of word building that you can easily include in your lessons at any level. Even beginners learn antonyms when they study adjectives like tall, short, big, and small at which point they will also probably learn that small and little are similar. There are 97 worksheets available in this section now with more being added all the time by busy teachers like you. Here is an example. This is a challenging word game created for intermediate students that encourages them to work in groups, have fun, and use synonyms. The directions are included on the last page of the document and, if there are particular words that you would like students to practice, it couldn't be simpler to edit the cards. This popular worksheet is one of many so if it is not appropriate for your students, consider one of the other worksheets instead. Remember that all our worksheets are free so you should visit again the next time you need a worksheet.

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What Are Synonyms?
Synonyms are different words with almost identical or similar meanings. Words that are synonyms are said to be synonymous, and the state of being a synonym is called synonymy. The word comes from Ancient Greek syn (σύν) ("with") and onoma (ὄνομα) ("name"). The words car and automobile are synonyms. Similarly, if we talk about a long time or an extended time, long and extended become synonyms. In the figurative sense, two words are often said to be synonymous if they have the same connotation: Synonyms can be any part of speech (e.g. nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs or prepositions), as long as both members of the pair are the same part of speech. Note that synonyms are defined with respect to certain senses of words; for instance, pupil as the "aperture in the iris of the eye" is not synonymous with student. Similarly, he expired means the same as he died, yet my passport has expired cannot be replaced by my passport has died.
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Vocabulary Web Graphic Organizer

Vocabulary Web Graphic Organizer

• » » Synonyms/Antonyms
Use this vocabulary web graphic organizer to help students learn more about key vocabulary words. Students place a word in the middle of the web, and then surround it with synonyms by writing them ...
3 Views 3,227 Int
White Helmet Heroes

White Helmet Heroes

Larysa Honcharuk
•, , Synonyms/Antonyms
white-helmet-heroes.docx [74.12 Kb] (Count: 172)A video-based activity about war in Syria and White Helmet Heroes. The worksheet can be a good conversation starter focusing on the notion of heroism and bravery as well as war ...
3 Views 2,480 IntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: 5 Ways to Listen Better (TedTalk)

Movie Worksheet: 5 Ways to Listen Better (TedTalk)

Dearbhla Cooper
•, Synonyms/Antonyms
This is for advanced or exam level students but can be used for intermediate with a bit of scaffolding. Focusing on working with synonyms and listening skills. The full transcript is available at ...
2 Views 6,157 IntAdvExam
Taboo Speaking Game Basic

Taboo Speaking Game Basic

Ana Karen Jimenez Garcia
•Synonyms/Antonyms,
So this is a PPT presentation that I prepared to play Taboo speaking game for basic level students. What I do is that I put a chair and a student is facing the classroom, so his classmates help hi ...
8 Views 32,129 Elem
Appearance and Personality Activities 2

Appearance and Personality Activities 2

Sait Mete EKER
Here is a presentation for appearance and personality activities. It includes five different activities. Activity 1: Students are going to try to find the suspects according to clues about physic ...
13 Views 12,676 BegElemPre-Int
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Appearance and Personality Activities (with Pronunciation)

Appearance and Personality Activities (with Pronunciation)

Sait Mete EKER
Here is a presentation for appearance and personality activities. It includes five different activities. Activity 1: Students are going to try to find the suspects according to clues about physic ...
10 Views 7,103 BegElemPre-Int
Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer: Modus Operandi

Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer: Modus Operandi

The worksheet focuses on six serial killers and it is a reading exercise for B2 students. Looking for information and synonym finder can be found here with key. Students have to find one or more s ...
4 Views 10,942 Int
Song Worksheet: On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons

Song Worksheet: On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons

I created this worksheet for my Cambridge English First students before our winter break. It'll help them with phrasal verbs and vocabulary. You could also hold a class discussion about when your ...
8 Views 12,240 IntAdvExam
Synonyms of Verbs and Adverbs for Academic English

Synonyms of Verbs and Adverbs for Academic English

Anna
•, , Synonyms/Antonyms
For advanced students seeking an expansion of vocabulary for academic English. The worksheet contains a matching activity, in which the student would match the corresponding letter to the most su ...
12 Views 15,435 AdvExam
Antonym Match (2)

Antonym Match (2)

•, Synonyms/Antonyms
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 18,859 Elem
Antonym Match (1)

Antonym Match (1)

•, Synonyms/Antonyms
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 12,140 Elem
Word Formation: Making Words Negative + Verbs

Word Formation: Making Words Negative + Verbs

Use this worksheet to teach students about negating affixes and affixes that make verbs. The worksheet includes some examples for each affix. Teacher should check if students know the meaning of a ...
13 Views 13,747 IntAdv
Synonym Match (2)

Synonym Match (2)

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A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language, for example shut is a synonym of close. This worksheet asks students to match th ...
5 Views 9,456 Elem
Synonym Match

Synonym Match

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A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language, for example shut is a synonym of close. This worksheet asks students to match th ...
7 Views 7,732 Elem
Movie Worksheet: Wonders of the Solar System (Vocabulary and Quiz)

Movie Worksheet: Wonders of the Solar System (Vocabulary and Quiz)

This is a vocabulary and quiz worksheet for episode 1 from BBC's documentary "Wonders of the solar system" - Empire of the Sun. I made this for pre-intermediate German speaking learners. For every ...
4 Views 9,548 Pre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: All of Me By John Legend

Song Worksheet: All of Me By John Legend

Luigi Martínez
Listening worksheet based on the song all of me by John Legend. Super romantic song, special for Saint Valentine´s day. Specially for teenagers and young adult learners. It is based on three ...
5 Views 9,790 Pre-IntInt
Synonymic Pairs

Synonymic Pairs

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This worksheet contains different synonyms. Every synonym from the first colon has its pair in the second colon. In the third one students are to translate their meaning into their native language ...
3 Views 8,734 ElemPre-Int
Other Ways to Say (Synonyms)

Other Ways to Say (Synonyms)

•, Synonyms/Antonyms
'Other ways to say' is a worsheet connected with synonyms of some common words. The task is to match words from the list to the words in the table. There are almost 240 words which you need to div ...
10 Views 7,810 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
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 15,999 BegElem
Obama: New Gun Restrictions ‘Not Even Possible’

Obama: New Gun Restrictions ‘Not Even Possible’

Discussion worksheet about gun laws and massive shooting in the United States.The worksheet provides a text in which president Obama talks about new restrictions to gun laws and execises the vocab ...
8 Views 235,815 Pre-IntIntAdv
Vocabulary Grade 4/5 (#20A)

Vocabulary Grade 4/5 (#20A)

•, Synonyms/Antonyms
This worksheet is part (1) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
3 Views 6,538 BegElemPre-IntIntAdv
Vocabulary 2-3 (#13B)

Vocabulary 2-3 (#13B)

This worksheet is part (2) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
3 Views 4,923 BegElemPre-IntInt
Vocabulary 2-3 (#13A)

Vocabulary 2-3 (#13A)

•, Synonyms/Antonyms
This worksheet is part (1) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
3 Views 4,134 BegElemPre-Int
Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5D

Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5D

•, Synonyms/Antonyms
This worksheet is part (4) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
2 Views 4,955 BegElemPre-Int
Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5D

Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5D

•, Synonyms/Antonyms
This worksheet is part (4) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
2 Views 3,332 BegElemPre-Int

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