Writing: Making Vocabulary Choices 1
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  • Introduction
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Onomatopoeia words sound like the noise they describe. Writers often use these words to help us imagine a scene more clearly.

for example: crash, sizzle, bang

The ball broke the window with a loud smash.

  • Question 1
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Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

The book landed on the floor with a ______.

tinkle

sizzle

thud

crash

miaow

  • Question 2
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Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

The vase fell to the floor with a ______.

thud

crash

miaow

sizzle

splash

  • Question 3
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Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

The sausages were ______ in the frying pan.

splashing

sizzling

roaring

thudding

smashing

  • Question 4
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Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

I heard a faint ______ as the kitten appeared at the window.

sizzle

thud

miaow

roar

smash

  • Question 5
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Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

The water poured out of the watering can and landed at my feet with a ______.

splash

thud

roar

sizzle

bang

  • Question 6
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Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

With an almighty ______, the lion pounced.

miaow

roar

groan

sigh

bang

  • Question 7
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Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

The waves hit the rocks with a loud ______.

squeak

crash

roar

sigh

thud

  • Question 8
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Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

With a loud ______, the train went into the tunnel.

whimper

roar

bang

hoot

squeak

  • Question 9
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Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

The mouse gave a short ______ and scurried under the shed.

hiss

miaow

roar

squeak

bark

  • Question 10
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Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

The balloon burst with a ______.

tinkle

thud

roar

pop

splash

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