Synonym Worksheets and Activities
Here is our collection of worksheets and activities for teaching synonyms and the meta-language used for describing synonyms such as the following phrases:
Synonyms are a great way to introduce vocabulary, so we’ve added three sections covering about 90 synonym pairs. The sections are grouped roughly according to level: basic, intermediate, and advanced.
Synonyms for Young Learners
A set of worksheets and activities aimed at young learners that cover simple adjective and verb synonyms.
Synonyms for Describing Character
A worksheets that looks at how synonyms can be used to describe character.
Synonym Pairs Basic Level
Pairs covered: seat/chair, simple/easy, mad/angry, ill/sick, tiny/little, stone/rock, large/big, toss/throw, huge/big, skinny/thin, enjoy/like, late/tardy, giggle/laugh, hop/jump, shut/close, weird/strange, loud/noisy, shut/close, begin/start, finish/end, clever/smart, middle/centre, difficult/hard, friendly/kind, chat/talk, tidy/clean, silent/quiet, naughty/bad
Basic Worksheets : Students read a sentence and choose a word from the box that is most like the word in italics.
Basics Concentration Cards : Students can review this set of synonyms by playing the game memory.
Synonym Pairs Intermediate Level
Pairs covered: rapid/quick, depart/leave, arrive/come, let/allow, furious/angry, slim/thin, damp/wet, rise/go up, descend/go down, halt/stop, purchase/buy, repair/fix, foe/enemy, close/near, correct/right, infant/baby, wealthy, rich, harm/hurt, amazed/surprised, impolite/rude, error/mistake, locate/find, lucky/fortunate, desire/want, guard/protect, summit/top, solution/answer, cautious/careful, costly/expensive, fragment/piece, lucky/fortunate
Intermediate Worksheets : Students read a sentence and choose a word from the box that is most like the word in italics.
Intermediate Cards : Students can review this set of synonyms by playing the game memory.
Synonym Pairs Advanced Level
Pairs covered: beneficial/helpful, ruin/destroy, weary/tired, diligent/hardworking, attempt/try, persuade/convince, recall/remember, predict/forecast, anxious/worried, construct/build, assault/attack, grumble/complain, examine/inspect, ponder/think, aid/help, oppose/be against, recommend/suggest, profit/gain, conceal/hide, despise/hate, annoy/irritate, praise/compliment, prohibited/forbidden, irate/furious, satisfied/content, understand/comprehend, depressed/sad, insane/crazy
Advanced Worksheets : Students read a sentence and choose a word from the box that is most like the word in italics.
Advanced Concentration Cards : Students can review this set of synonyms by playing the game memory.