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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 79 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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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 ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary
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 ...
6 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Vocabulary Grade 4/5 (#20A)

Vocabulary Grade 4/5 (#20A)

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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 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
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 ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Vocabulary 2-3 (#13A)

Vocabulary 2-3 (#13A)

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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 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
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Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5D

Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5D

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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 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5D

Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5D

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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 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5C

Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5C

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This worksheet is part (3) 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 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5B

Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5B

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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 ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5A

Vocabulary Grade 2/3 #5A

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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 ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Vocabulary Grade 4/5 #8D

Vocabulary Grade 4/5 #8D

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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 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Vocabulary Grade 4/5 #8D

Vocabulary Grade 4/5 #8D

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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 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
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Vocabulary Grade 4/5 #8C

Vocabulary Grade 4/5 #8C

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This worksheet is part (3) 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 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Vocabulary Grade 4/5 #8B

Vocabulary Grade 4/5 #8B

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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 ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Vocabulary Grade4/5 #8A

Vocabulary Grade4/5 #8A

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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 ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Vocabulary Grade4/5 #8A

Vocabulary Grade4/5 #8A

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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 ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
The Anagrams

The Anagrams

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A simple anagrams activity, I often use it as a warm-up at the beginning of a class. You can cut it into separate lines and distribute to your students or just give them the whole sheet and let th ...
3 Pre-Intermediate
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 ...
4 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 ...
4 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

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