Synonyms And Antonyms Worksheets That Helps Build Vocabulary

Synonyms And Antonyms Worksheets That Helps Build Vocabulary

Building an extensive vocabulary is essential to learning and becoming fluent in a new language. Learning synonyms and Antonyms are great ways to help students quickly expand their vocabulary. We have rounded up a list of synonyms and antonyms worksheets, quizzes, and activities that would help students at various levels build their vocabulary. 

Synonyms And Antonyms Worksheets

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Synonyms And Antonyms Worksheets For Elementary And Pre Intermediate Students. 

Synonym Match - In this worksheet, students must match the word on the left with the synonym on the right by drawing a line. The student gets 1 point for each correct word. The worksheet has 11 words. 

Vocabulary Grade 2/3 - This four-part worksheet is geared towards grade 2 - 3 students and features a word search, crossword puzzle, vocabulary words, and sentence cloze. 

Vocabulary Grade4/5 - This vocabulary worksheet is geared towards Grade 4- 5 students. The vocabulary worksheet comes in a set for four and features fun activities such as word search, crossword puzzle, vocabulary words, and sentence cloze. 

Song Worksheet: Hot N' Cold by Katy Perry (Opposites) - Katy Perry’s hit song, Hot N’ Cold, is a fun way to practice antonyms.  The worksheet introduces antonyms featured in the song; hot/cold, yes/no, in/out, up/down, right/wrong, black/white.

Synonymic Pairs - This worksheet is designed for intermediate students. In this worksheet, students must match the words in column one with the synonyms in column two. The student must then translate the word in their native language in column three. 

Appearance and Personality Activities (with Pronunciation) - This twenty-one slide PowerPoint is designed for students in the 7th grade. The worksheet helps students build vocabulary by introducing adjectives, synonyms, and antonyms. The document includes five activities. The first of which, the student must try to identify the subject based on the clue to their physical appearance. Students must find the correct synonym and antonym of the words provided in activity four and five of the worksheet. 

Taboo Speaking Game Basic - This is one that many students thoroughly enjoy. The rules of the game are simple. One student is asked to sit in front of the class with his/her back towards the PowerPoint presentation so that he/she can’t see the slides. The rest of the class can give clues to the student to help him guess the word. Classmates can make use of synonyms to help him/her guess correctly. 

Synonyms and Antonyms - This worksheet is ideal for elementary students. It contains two activities. The first of which, students must match words to their corresponding synonyms and antonyms. The second activity is a T/F reading comprehension exercise. 

Synonyms - Antonyms Worksheet - This worksheet is a multiple choice quiz designed to test elementary level students. It is divided into two sections with eleven questions on synonyms and twelve on antonyms. 

Synonyms And Antonyms Worksheets for ESL

Synonyms And Antonyms Worksheets For Intermediate And Upper-intermediate Advanced Students. 

Vocabulary Web Graphic Organizer - Students must place a word in the center of the web and write synonyms on the web’s outer boxes. To find more graphic organizers like this, visit

White Helmet Heroes - This worksheet features a video about the war in Syria and White Helmet Heroes. It contains a synonym match activity, which helps students build their vocabulary. The content of the video is sure to spark discussion between you and your students. 

Movie Worksheet: 5 Ways to Listen Better (TedTalk) - This Ted Talk is based on listening skills and touches on synonyms. In the worksheets, students must answer questions about the speech.

Song Worksheet: On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons - This worksheet is a fill-in-the-blank exercise where students must listen to the hit song “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons. 

Pupils are given the word and must full in the blanks with the correct phrasal verb. 

Synonyms of Verbs and Adverbs for Academic English - Designed for intermediate students,  this worksheet contains a matching exercise in which students match the corresponding letter to the most appropriate word. 

Word Formation: Making Words Negative + Verbs - This worksheet is a great tool to teach students about negating affixes and affixes that make verbs. In the second activity in the worksheet, pupils need to use the words made in the first section to complete the second section’s conversation. 

Movie Worksheet: Wonders of the Solar System (Vocabulary and Quiz) - This worksheet introduces a variety of words and synonyms form episode one of the BBC show "Wonders of the solar system" - Empire of the Sun. This was designed for pre-intermediate and intermediate students. 

Synonyms And Antonyms Worksheets for ESL Students

Synonyms And Antonyms Worksheets For Students at All Levels.

Vocabulary - This six-part worksheet is suitable for students across all levels. While it focuses on synonyms and antonyms, it includes other vocabulary lessons such as sentence usage and word definitions. The worksheet features fun activities such as word search, fill in the blanks, sentence building, definition matching, and crossword. 

  • Part 2 - Definition Matching
  • Part 6 - Definition Matching

Black Friday - This lesson teaches students all about the Black Friday. It covers the history, the date, how it got its name, and what exactly it is. Apart from being a great conversation starter, it also contains a synonym matching exercise.

What is Halloween? - Similar to the Black Friday lesson mentioned above, this lesson gives the information on another popular American tradition, Halloween. Like the Black Friday worksheet, this worksheet also features a synonym matching exercise in which students match the words on the left with words or expressions on the right that are closest in meaning. 

While many students find these worksheets listed above both informative and fun, you can also do tons of activities with your class. 

For a list of fun ESL activities with antonyms, consider reading Opposites Attract.


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