Synonyms and Antonyms
English is a complex language which makes it beautiful and interesting. When it comes to expressing yourself in English, there are ten different ways in which you can express the same thing.
Words are the currency of communication. A good vocabulary improves your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
The English language has an extensive vocabulary. Synonyms and antonyms are a great tool to expand your vocabulary and make your writing more interesting.
Let’s take a few examples.
The elephant is a big animal.
The elephant is a huge animal.
The elephant is a giant animal.
The elephant is an enormous animal.
The elephant is a large animal.
The elephant is a massive animal.
The elephant is a gigantic animal.
Writers can enhance their writing skills by using a variety of words in their written work. Using a thesaurus is a good way to know the synonyms for any word.
Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings.
The opposite of white is black.
The opposite of right is left.
A word can have more than one antonym.
The antonym for big can be small, little, tiny, minute, minuscule, short, compact, portable, mini etc.
Just see how antonyms can enhance our vocabulary and make it richer.
I have a wonderful game for antonyms and synonyms. It will be a fun addition to your lessons.
Click on the above image to download it free.
To download the above synonyms and antonyms anchor charts, click here. You can put these charts on the display wall.
To practice synonyms and antonyms, you can download the above worksheets by clicking here.
I have designed a fun activity where the children have to sort between synonyms and antonym. You can check this game by going here.
I hope you find these resources useful.