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Writing: Making Vocabulary Choices 1

In this worksheet, students explore the use of onomatopoeia to create effects in their own writing.

'Writing: Making Vocabulary Choices 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  English

Curriculum subtopic:  Grammar: Alliteration & Onomatopoeia

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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.

Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

The book landed on the floor with a ______.

tinkle

sizzle

thud

crash

miaow

Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

The vase fell to the floor with a ______.

thud

crash

miaow

sizzle

splash

Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

The sausages were ______ in the frying pan.

splashing

sizzling

roaring

thudding

smashing

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

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

Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

With an almighty ______, the lion pounced.

miaow

roar

groan

sigh

bang

Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

The waves hit the rocks with a loud ______.

squeak

crash

roar

sigh

thud

Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

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

whimper

roar

bang

hoot

squeak

Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

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

hiss

miaow

roar

squeak

bark

Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

The balloon burst with a ______.

tinkle

thud

roar

pop

splash

  • Question 1

Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

The book landed on the floor with a ______.

CORRECT ANSWER
thud
  • Question 2

Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

The vase fell to the floor with a ______.

CORRECT ANSWER
crash
  • Question 3

Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

The sausages were ______ in the frying pan.

CORRECT ANSWER
sizzling
  • Question 4

Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
miaow
  • Question 5

Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
splash
  • Question 6

Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

With an almighty ______, the lion pounced.

CORRECT ANSWER
roar
  • Question 7

Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

The waves hit the rocks with a loud ______.

CORRECT ANSWER
crash
  • Question 8

Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
hoot
  • Question 9

Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
squeak
  • Question 10

Choose the onomatopoeia word that best completes the sentence.

 

The balloon burst with a ______.

CORRECT ANSWER
pop
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