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Word Meaning: Grouping Verbs

In this worksheet, students group together verbs with similar meaning.

'Word Meaning: Grouping Verbs' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Past and Present Tense

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

All sentences need a verb.


It was Damian's birthday yesterday. His mum made him a lovely birthday cake. Damian blew out the candles and then gave a slice of cake to all his friends.

 

Some verbs are action words and they tell us what is (or was) happening.

Kim jumped over the fence.

The bus drove along the High Street.

Salim is playing his guitar.

 

Some verbs tell us about the state of something, such as where it is or how old it is.

My dad is in Scotland.

My puppies are three weeks old.

Some verbs tell us how people feel about things.

Adil loves basketball.

Dwayne hates spiders.

Look at the list of verbs and decide which ones can be used to show how people are feeling.

 

Tick four boxes.

run

love

eat

enjoy

sleep

like

drink

hate

Look at the list of verbs and decide which ones can be used to show how things move.

 

Tick four boxes.

hate

slither

walk

sleep

fly

love

drink

run

Look at the list of verbs and decide which ones can be used to show different sounds made by animals.

 

Tick four boxes.

slither

whine

run

roar

walk

hiss

fly

squeak

Look at the list of verbs and decide which ones can be used to describe our senses.

 

Tick four boxes.

hear

smell

see

break

taste

mend

drive

run

Look at the list of verbs and decide which ones can be used to show different ways of talking.

 

Tick four boxes.

write

chatter

type

whisper

gobble

mutter

shout

limp

Look at the list of verbs and decide which ones can be used to show different ways of walking.

 

Tick four boxes.

write

limp

sleep

stride

hobble

sit

skip

throw

Look at the list of verbs and decide which ones are linked to eating and drinking.

 

Tick four boxes.

snore

gobble

write

gulp

chew

sit

slurp

slide

Read the sentence below and decide whether the verb in bold is a verb showing actions, state or feelings.

(Look at the introduction page again if you can't remember what these are.)

 

My sister Amelia is three years old.

action

state

feelings

Read the sentence below and decide whether the verb in bold is a verb showing actions, state or feelings.

(Look at the introduction page again if you can't remember what these are.)

 

Kittens love milk.

action

state

feelings

Read the sentence below and decide whether the verb in bold is a verb showing actions, state or feelings.

(Look at the introduction page again if you can't remember what these are.)

 

Jonny broke the window with his football.

action

state

feelings

  • Question 1

Look at the list of verbs and decide which ones can be used to show how people are feeling.

 

Tick four boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
love
enjoy
like
hate
  • Question 2

Look at the list of verbs and decide which ones can be used to show how things move.

 

Tick four boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
slither
walk
fly
run
  • Question 3

Look at the list of verbs and decide which ones can be used to show different sounds made by animals.

 

Tick four boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
whine
roar
hiss
squeak
  • Question 4

Look at the list of verbs and decide which ones can be used to describe our senses.

 

Tick four boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
hear
smell
see
taste
  • Question 5

Look at the list of verbs and decide which ones can be used to show different ways of talking.

 

Tick four boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
chatter
whisper
mutter
shout
  • Question 6

Look at the list of verbs and decide which ones can be used to show different ways of walking.

 

Tick four boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
limp
stride
hobble
skip
  • Question 7

Look at the list of verbs and decide which ones are linked to eating and drinking.

 

Tick four boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
gobble
gulp
chew
slurp
  • Question 8

Read the sentence below and decide whether the verb in bold is a verb showing actions, state or feelings.

(Look at the introduction page again if you can't remember what these are.)

 

My sister Amelia is three years old.

CORRECT ANSWER
state
EDDIE SAYS
This is a 'state' verb. It tells us something about Amelia, but not what she is doing or feeling.
  • Question 9

Read the sentence below and decide whether the verb in bold is a verb showing actions, state or feelings.

(Look at the introduction page again if you can't remember what these are.)

 

Kittens love milk.

CORRECT ANSWER
feelings
EDDIE SAYS
This tells us how kittens feel about milk.
  • Question 10

Read the sentence below and decide whether the verb in bold is a verb showing actions, state or feelings.

(Look at the introduction page again if you can't remember what these are.)

 

Jonny broke the window with his football.

CORRECT ANSWER
action
EDDIE SAYS
This is an action verb as it tells us something that Jonny did.
---- OR ----

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