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Word Meaning: Synonyms

In this worksheet, students clarify the meanings of new words by linking new meanings to known vocabulary.

'Word Meaning: Synonyms' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:   Clarify Word Meanings

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Worksheet Overview

There are over 250,000 words in the English language. This is because English has added many words from other languages.

Because we have lots of words, you will find that lots of our words have the same, or nearly the same, meaning as other words.

A synonym is a word that has the same, or nearly the same, meaning as another word.


Why is this important?


When you are speaking or writing, you can make what you are saying or writing more interesting by adding lots of different descriptions using interesting words – so the more words you know, the better!

In this worksheet, you will need to try and decide which words are synonyms, and which are not.

thesaurus is a book which contains lists of words and their synonyms. You can use a thesaurus to help you.

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