Recognise words with similar meanings
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Some words in English mean the same thing as each other.


a small mouse

a little mouse

 

The words small and little mean the same thing.

We could also say 'a tiny mouse', which means almost the same thing but not quite. The word tiny means 'very small'.

 

In this worksheet you can practise matching up words that mean the same, or almost the same, as each other.

  • Question 1
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Tick the word that means the same as 'big'.

small

large

heavy

  • Question 2
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Tick the word that means the same as 'bad-tempered'.

happy

grumpy

sad

  • Question 3
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Tick the word that means the same as 'sad'.

happy

cheerful

unhappy

  • Question 4
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Tick the word that means the same as 'very angry'.

bored

furious

happy

  • Question 5
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Tick the word that means the same as 'run fast'.

walk

sprint

skip

  • Question 6
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Tick the word that means the same as 'huge'.

enormous

tiny

small

  • Question 7
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Tick the word that means the same as 'very small'.

large

thin

tiny

  • Question 8
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Tick the word that means the same as 'very cold'.

hot

warm

freezing

  • Question 9
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Tick the word that means the same as 'very pleased'.

disappointed

delighted

angry

  • Question 10
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Tick the word that means the same as 'very wet'.

soggy

dry

cold

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