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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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Culture: Sneezing

Culture: Sneezing

Jeff Genet
  Culture and cultural awareness are important parts of communication. In this video-based lesson, students watch a video, answer listening questions, practice vocabulary in various ways, ...
1 Views 5,798 All
Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

Jeff Genet
  This fun video is about Valentine's Day culture and is a comparison between American and Japanese customs. It includes vocabulary building exercises, discussion, critical thinking, liste ...
1 Views 5,499 All
Crossfire By Brandon Flowers Antonyms And Phrasal Verbs

Crossfire By Brandon Flowers Antonyms And Phrasal Verbs

Diana
•, Synonyms/Antonyms
  This listening exercise is based on the song "Crossfire" by Brandon Flowers. In Exercise 1, students listen to the song and identify the correct word. In Exercise 2, students identify th ...
1 Views 2,252 Int
Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Jeff Genet
  Learn about the holiday Boxing Day. This lesson is linked to a fun, animated YouTube video that explains the origins and customs of the holiday. It's a great way for teaching cross-cultu ...
1 Views 4,219 All
Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner

Jeff Genet
  This lesson includes a link to a fun, animated video on YouTube that talks about Christmas dinner and popular food eaten in some countries around the world during this holiday season. Vi ...
1 Views 5,466 All
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Thanksgiving – What is it?

Thanksgiving – What is it?

Jeff Genet
  This lesson teaches vocabulary and expressions about American Thanksgiving. The language has been graded as 70% A1, 16% A2, making it ideal for every level and comprehension. It helps pr ...
1 Views 6,999 All
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 5,184 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 14,776 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 ...
2 Views 7,771 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 9,531 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 18,430 Elem
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 23,089 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 13,132 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 13,543 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 20,657 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 25,832 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 12,387 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 35,337 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 20,777 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 28,569 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 8,743 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 28,840 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 11,463 Int
White Helmet Heroes

White Helmet Heroes

Larysa Honcharuk
•, , Synonyms/Antonyms
white-helmet-heroes.docx [74.12 Kb] (Count: 1686)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 10,175 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 14,789 IntAdvExam

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