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Understand Synonyms

In this worksheet, students will practise identifying and choosing synonyms

'Understand Synonyms' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:   Grammar and Vocabulary Awareness

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Worksheet Overview

A synonym is a word that means the same (or almost the same) thing as another word.

 

For example:

Small and little are synonyms.

 

kittens

 

Fast and quick are synonyms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fast car

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Run and sprint are synonyms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

boy running

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using synonyms can help you to avoid repeating words in your work and make your writing more interesting. A really useful tool to have as a writer is a thesaurus. This looks a bit like a dictionary but instead of giving definitions, it includes synonyms and similar words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 a thesaurus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this activity, you will get loads of practice at identifying synonyms, so let's get started.

 

 

 

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