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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:

 

 . . . is another word for . . .

. . . means the same thing as . . .

. . . is a synonym for . . .

 

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 Young Learners

 

Synonym Card Game

 


Synonyms for Describing Character

A worksheets that looks at how synonyms can be used to describe character.

Synonyms and Character Description


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.

Worksheet A                Worksheet B

 

Basics Concentration Cards: Students can review this set of synonyms by playing the game memory.

Basic Cards       Synonym Crossword


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.

Worksheet A                Worksheet B

 

Intermediate Cards: Students can review this set of synonyms by playing the game memory.

Intermediate Cards     Synonym Crossword


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.

 

Worksheet A                Worksheet B

 

Advanced Concentration Cards: Students can review this set of synonyms by playing the game memory.

 

Advanced Cards       Synonym Crossword


The Ultimate Synonym Crossword

 

 

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