97 FREE Synonyms/Antonyms Worksheets
BusyTeacher Home » » » Synonyms/Antonyms

FREE Synonyms/Antonyms Worksheets

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.

Filter by Level
NEW
  • Complete Beginner (27)
  • Elementary (50)
  • Pre-Intermediate (54)
  • Intermediate (41)
  • Upper-Intermediate Advanced (19)
  • Exam Level (10)
  • Suitable for All Levels (8)
Clear filters
Filter
Dramatically improve the way you teach:




Make A Word Search:

Create awesome-looking custom word searches in seconds!

Make A Word Scramble:

Instantly create custom word/sentence scrambles for your class!

Make A Double Puzzle:

Generate double puzzles your students will love - hours of fun!

ESL Articles
Rate this Category
5 out of 5, rated by 3 teachers




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.
Freebase CC-BY
Source: Synonym on Freebase, licensed under CC-BY
Sort by: Most Recent | Most Viewed | Rating
Thanksgiving Plans

Thanksgiving Plans

Jeff Genet
  A super fun lesson plan with a link to an animated video to introduce vocabulary and expressions to talk about Thanksgiving. Perfect for vocabulary building and contextualizing language, ...
1 Views 2,100 All
Holiday Travel

Holiday Travel

Jeff Genet
  This fun, animated lesson is about holiday travel. This lesson is perfect for listening (there's an animated YouTube video link), speaking (discussion questions), vocabulary building and ...
1 Views 9,692 All
Song – How Deep Is Your Love by the Bee Gees

Song – How Deep Is Your Love by the Bee Gees

  This PowerPoint presentation teaches students by using a song. It’s a multiple way of practicing English from listening comprehension to grammar rules. It includes three defined ac ...
1 Views 5,461 Pre-IntIntAdv
Describing Appearance

Describing Appearance

Jeff Genet
  This lesson uses observation and colorful illustrations to promote the importance of vocabulary by describing the appearance. Students read or listen to the passages, look at the picture ...
1 Views 6,156 BegElemPre-IntIntAdv
Synonym and Antonym Analogies

Synonym and Antonym Analogies

•, Synonyms/Antonyms
Antonyms are words with opposite meanings. Synonyms are words with the same or similar meaning. An analogy is a comparison between one thing and another. Students complete each synonym or antonym ...
2 Views 13,752 Elem
Put BusyTeacher in your inbox

Sign up for the BusyTeacher Weekly and be the first to get direct links to our latest teaching articles, worksheets and lesson plans. Goes out to 323,134 subscribers every Wednesday.
See last week's issue.

Talking about Interests - Beginner English Activity

Talking about Interests - Beginner English Activity

Pocket Passport
A fun beginner lesson to teach students how to talk about their interests. Teach language in context with a fun animated video: https://youtu.be/xSGLS1ViAcE Grammar exercises, vocabulary buildi ...
1 Views 20,257 BegElemPre-Int
Introductions ESL Activity

Introductions ESL Activity

Pocket Passport
A fun beginner lesson to teach introductions. Teach language in context with a fun animated video: https://youtu.be/m-6sPaIbTxI Grammar exercises, vocabulary building exercises, listening compre ...
1 Views 10,626 BegElemPre-Int
Talking About Autumn

Talking About Autumn

Jeff Genet
A fun lesson for teaching vocabulary about autumn in context. A lesson about the fall based off an animated YouTube video, with questions and answers, vocabulary matching and language in context ...
1 Views 10,907 BegElemPre-IntInt
My Teacher Ate My Homework - Different Ways Of Eating

My Teacher Ate My Homework - Different Ways Of Eating

Barbora
This is a worksheet with a Ken Nesbitt's poem of the same name. It is a short funny poem that contains many verbs that refer to eating (nibble, gobble, etc.) The synonyms of eat are bold, and s ...
1 Views 14,961 Pre-IntIntAdv
Talking about Food - Listening Comprehension

Talking about Food - Listening Comprehension

Jeff Genet
A fantastic lesson for explaining vocabulary and expressions to talk about food. This lesson is linked to an animated video to help put things into context. There is a second video that is a voca ...
1 Views 20,596 BegElemPre-IntInt
Feeling Sick

Feeling Sick

Jeff Genet
A fantastic lesson for teaching students vocabulary and expressions about feeling sick. This lesson is linked to a fun, animated YouTube video. A conversation with powerful visual aids. Exercises ...
1 Views 9,871 All
Talking about Food

Talking about Food

Jeff Genet
This fun and interactive lesson is linked to an animated video that was made specifically for teaching ESL/EFL students vocabulary and expressions to talk about food and eating habits. Perfect for ...
1 Views 31,816 BegElemPre-Int
The Legend of Santa

The Legend of Santa

Jeff Genet
A fun lesson about the Legend of Santa talks about the history of Santa Claus. This lesson is linked to a YouTube video and was made specifically for building vocabulary, improving listening skill ...
1 Views 17,898 All
Black Friday

Black Friday

Pocket Passport
A fun, animated lesson to teach your students all about Black Friday. What is it? How did it get its name? What happens? and lots more! This lesson plan is linked to a YouTube video that was made ...
1 Views 23,690 All
I Love Fall

I Love Fall

Pocket Master
An fun, animated, awesome lesson plan for teaching students about fall. The YouTube video that is linked with this lesson was made for ESL learners and is an animated monologue explaining how some ...
1 Views 8,014 All
What is Halloween?

What is Halloween?

Jeff Genet
This fabulously fun Halloween lesson is based off an animated video of a natural conversation. One of the characters in the series is from India and doesn't know much about it. A very powerful res ...
1 Views 27,396 All
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 10,401 Int
White Helmet Heroes

White Helmet Heroes

Larysa Honcharuk
•, , Synonyms/Antonyms
white-helmet-heroes.docx [74.12 Kb] (Count: 1659)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 ...
4 Views 9,388 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 ...
3 Views 13,086 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 ...
10 Views 73,047 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 ...
14 Views 31,847 BegElemPre-Int
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 ...
11 Views 18,154 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 20,148 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 ...
9 Views 20,702 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 25,226 AdvExam

Got a great worksheet on Synonyms/Antonyms? Tell us about it and become a BusyTeacher contributor!

Submit a Worksheet