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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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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 6,825 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 20,667 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 12,040 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 15,703 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 6,302 All
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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 22,009 All
Vocabulary Web Graphic Organizer

Vocabulary Web Graphic Organizer

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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 8,230 Int
White Helmet Heroes

White Helmet Heroes

Larysa Honcharuk
•, , Synonyms/Antonyms
white-helmet-heroes.docx [74.12 Kb] (Count: 698)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 7,355 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 10,186 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 62,735 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 25,365 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 ...
10 Views 13,500 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 16,829 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 17,449 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 21,758 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 25,044 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 16,705 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 ...
14 Views 21,129 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 ...
6 Views 13,085 Elem
Synonym Match

Synonym Match

• » » Synonyms/Antonyms
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 10,922 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 14,257 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 ...
6 Views 15,277 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 10,928 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 ...
11 Views 10,298 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 21,278 BegElem

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