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Identify Synonyms and Antonyms

In this worksheet, students will practise their understanding of the terms 'synonym' and 'antonym' and how each can be effectively used to improve their writing.

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'Identify Synonyms and Antonyms' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Exam-Style Questions: SATs English

Curriculum subtopic:   Exam-Style Questions: Spellings

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Worksheet Overview

This activity will help you to understand and use synonyms and antonyms correctly.

Both synonyms and antonyms could appear in your SATS SPAG test.

Let's start by recapping the meaning of each of these terms.

 

What is a synonym?

Synonyms are words with either the same or a similar meaning.

For example, 'swift' is a synonym for 'quick'.

 

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What is an antonym?

Antonyms are words with opposite meanings.

For example: 'same' is an antonym for 'different'.

 

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By using synonyms and antonyms, you will be able to expand your vocabulary and make your writing more interesting.

 

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