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Synonyms: Varying Your Word Choice 2

In this worksheet, students learn how to create interest in their writing by varying their word choices.

'Synonyms: Varying Your Word Choice 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Grammar: Synonyms & Antonyms

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

It is important to vary your writing to add interest. If you find you have repeated words in your writing, you should look for alternatives.

To help you do this, you can use a Thesaurus, which lists words which have the same meaning as other words. These are called synonyms.

Sometimes, different words can have similar meanings. Choose as many alternatives as you can for the following word:

run

walk

sprint

succession

race

flow

stroll

Sometimes, different words can have similar meanings. Choose as many alternatives as you can for the following word:

angry

annoyed

hungry

restless

irate

furious

quarrelsome

Sometimes, different words can have similar meanings. Choose as many alternatives as you can for the following word:

courageous

fearless

cheerful

brave

bold

bossy

plucky

Sometimes, different words can have similar meanings. Choose as many alternatives as you can for the following word:

cold

warm

hot

chilly

freezing

Sometimes, different words can have similar meanings. Choose as many alternatives as you can for the following word:

scared

warm

fear

chilly

frighten

Sometimes, different words can have similar meanings. Choose as many alternatives as you can for the following word:

obnoxious

invisible

objectionable

unpleasant

ugly

stupid

offensive

Sometimes, different words can have similar meanings. Choose as many alternatives as you can for the following word:

obscure

unexplained

hidden

peculiar

incurable

unclear

obstinate

  • Question 1

Sometimes, different words can have similar meanings. Choose as many alternatives as you can for the following word:

run

CORRECT ANSWER
sprint
race
flow
EDDIE SAYS
A sprint is a high speed run. To run can also be described as racing. For example: \\\"He raced to the back of the queue\\\". A river can both run and flow.
  • Question 2

Sometimes, different words can have similar meanings. Choose as many alternatives as you can for the following word:

angry

CORRECT ANSWER
annoyed
irate
furious
EDDIE SAYS
You can be annoyed with your dog, just as you might be angry with it. A person can get very irate/angry about their phone being stolen. The parent was very angry/furious about the school report.
  • Question 3

Sometimes, different words can have similar meanings. Choose as many alternatives as you can for the following word:

courageous

CORRECT ANSWER
fearless
brave
bold
plucky
EDDIE SAYS
fearless, brave, bold and plucky are all other ways of describing someone as courageous.
  • Question 4

Sometimes, different words can have similar meanings. Choose as many alternatives as you can for the following word:

cold

CORRECT ANSWER
chilly
freezing
  • Question 5

Sometimes, different words can have similar meanings. Choose as many alternatives as you can for the following word:

scared

CORRECT ANSWER
fear
frighten
  • Question 6

Sometimes, different words can have similar meanings. Choose as many alternatives as you can for the following word:

obnoxious

CORRECT ANSWER
objectionable
unpleasant
offensive
  • Question 7

Sometimes, different words can have similar meanings. Choose as many alternatives as you can for the following word:

obscure

CORRECT ANSWER
unexplained
hidden
unclear
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