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Connect Challenging Synonyms

In this worksheet, students will identify a synonym for a given word and will be encouraged to make a note of any new vocabulary.

'Connect Challenging Synonyms' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Synonyms

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

You may have already looked at antonyms (words meaning the opposite to each other) but now here’s a challenge about synonyms.

Can you help us out with these, word detective?

 

 

What do you notice about the words below?

boiling        baking        scorching

 

They all mean the same thing…hot!

glowing fire

 

These words are called synonyms.

Synonyms are words that mean the same or have a very similar meaning to other words.

We could also use the following words as synonyms for hot: sweltering, burning, scalding.


 

Which of the following are synonyms for cry?

weep        comfort        sob        wail        care

 

Weep, sob and wail are all synonyms for cry as they mean the same or a similar thing.

baby crying

 

A thesaurus is a great resource to use to look up synonyms for words.


 

Let’s try another:

Which of the following words is a synonym for different?

peculiar        matching        consistent

 

The answer is peculiar as it has the closest meaning to different.

 

 

Pssstt!! Here’s a handy hint to help you reach superstar status: 

The first letter of the word synonym is the same as the first letter for similar.  

It’s a clever trick to remember what synonym means.

 

 

If you come across any new words in this activity, make a note of them so that you can use them in your writing.

notepad and pen

 

It’s now your turn to identify synonyms.  

Good luck!

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