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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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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 62 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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Phonetics Card Game

Phonetics Card Game

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2 Teams of  2 players (a clue giver and a guesser), a deck of 44 cards, a timer (2mn rounds). Find and Pronounce as many words as possible. Rules: - the clue giver draws a ...
3 Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Accidentally in Love

Song Worksheet: Accidentally in Love

Here you have the song "Accidentally in Love" by Counting Crows in which students choose the correct word the first time. Then, they have to discriminate words by their sounds.Finally, they look f ...
3 All levels
Song Worksheet: Lemon Tree by Fool's Garden

Song Worksheet: Lemon Tree by Fool's Garden

This worksheet contains 5 different activities to do with the lyrics: form the present continuous tense, unscramble the words, find the antonyms and order the sentences. So many things to do with ...
6 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms and Antonyms

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This powerpoint firstly gives lots of examples related to synonyms and antonyms. And then come exercise part comes which is more enjoyable than explanation one. Students are expected to find out i ...
4 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Vocabulary 2F

Vocabulary 2F

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This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sear ...
2 All levels
Vocabulary 2E

Vocabulary 2E

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This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sear ...
4 All levels
Vocabulary 2D

Vocabulary 2D

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This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sear ...
4 All levels
Vocabulary 2C

Vocabulary 2C

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This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sear ...
5 All levels
Vocabulary 2B

Vocabulary 2B

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This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sear ...
4 All levels
Vocabulary 2A

Vocabulary 2A

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This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sear ...
4 All levels
Vocabulay 1E

Vocabulay 1E

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This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sea ...
6 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Vocabulary 1D

Vocabulary 1D

This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sea ...
4 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Vocabulary 1C

Vocabulary 1C

This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sea ...
4 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Vocabulay 1B

Vocabulay 1B

This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sea ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Vocabulary Lesson 1A

Vocabulary Lesson 1A

This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sea ...
4 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Vocabulary Wheel

Vocabulary Wheel

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Instructions: one student picks a word from target vocabulary. Spin the wheel and the group or pair try to guess the word. The game could also be used with phrasal verbs or idioms. Can be used as ...
10 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Describe the Word

Describe the Word

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This is based on the game Taboo and Balderdash. The worksheet gives a long list of words that can be used in this game. Place the words in a bag/hat/box. Students get into pairs and have a minute ...
5 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Wake Me Up byAvicii

Wake Me Up byAvicii

In this sheet you can find some activities you can do in one session.You can work several things for vocabulary, comparisons, adjectives of personality, giving opinions. The level is elementa ...
8 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Working with Key Word Transformation Exercises

Working with Key Word Transformation Exercises

This series of slides are intended to make students aware of the mental processes involved in key word transformation exercises typical in the FCE examination. The slides work with paraphrasing an ...
9 Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
You Know More!

You Know More!

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This worksheet helps to enrich student's vocabulary. It gives synonyms for so often used words like "good" and "bad" and provides examples where and how to use them. At the beginning of the lesson ...
5 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Antonyms

Antonyms

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Here you have some prepared flashcards used for practicing antonyms with your elementary class students. There are 42 words there together with their opposites. You can ask your students create se ...
12 Elementary
Synonyms: Cure for the Common Word

Synonyms: Cure for the Common Word

Students will practice writing skills using synonyms that illustrate a picture. Students list synonyms for overly used words, write sentences, and revise paragraphs to vary word choice. Several ...
12 Intermediate
Physical Appearance Categories

Physical Appearance Categories

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This worksheet is great for describing people's physical appearance. It is useful for presenting vocabulary. It is a very organized way to provide an easy understanding. It provides adjectives, s ...
14 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Synonym and Antonym Worksheet

Synonym and Antonym Worksheet

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This is a worksheet about the synonyms and antonyms. Students have to write down the synonym and / or antonym of the given word in the list of table. The aim is to provide a practice to students ...
9 Intermediate
Valentine's Day Around the World - Vocabulary, Synonyms, Speaking, Reading

Valentine's Day Around the World - Vocabulary, Synonyms, Speaking, Reading

This activity is aimed at an able pre-intermediate group up to upper-intermediate. It talks about Valentine's Day traditions from around the world and introduces new vocabulary to students in form ...
14 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate

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