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V.11 Synonyms and Antonyms

What's the difference between Let and Make?

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Let: The word "let" means the same as "allow" or "give permission." e.g. "My mother won't let me get my ears pierced until I'm 15."

Make: The word "make" means the same as “"force" or "cause to happen / cause to feel something." e.g. "My boss made me stay late every day this week!"

Opposite Adjectives

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A really great way to learn new vocabulary is to learn words in pairs, like opposites.

For example if you learn ‘happy’ you pair it with ‘sad’.

Each sentence below has an adjective missing, the opposite to the one in brackets. Can you complete the sentences correctly? Good luck!

Elementary Level: Opposite Adjectives

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A really great way to learn new vocabulary is to learn words in pairs, like opposites.

For example if you learn 'happy' you pair it with 'sad'.

Each sentence below has an adjective missing, the opposite to the one in brackets.

Can you complete the sentences correctly? Good luck!

10 Synonyms

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A Synonym is a word that has almost the same meaning as another word. For example, a synonym for beautiful is stunning:

She is a beautiful girl.

She is a stunning girl.

Elementary to Pre-Intermediate – Opposite Adjectives

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Many adjectives have perfect opposites. For example: hot and cold.

Choose the opposite of the following words:
By Amanda Pooley, EC Cape Town English School

Opposite Adjectives

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Each of these words are adjectives – words to describe something! Try to find the opposite to each adjective. Good luck!
 

Lesson by Seb, teacher at EC Cape Town English school
 

Vocabulary of Emotions

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Okay guys, here's some vocabulary for emotions. Remember, the word synonym means 'similar to'. Good luck!

When you have finished, write example sentences using the correct answers. Did anyone get 8/8?

Link: Personal Pronouns

Opposites Questions! Pre-Intermediate Level

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Here is a quick vocabulary lesson for today. Learning words in pairs can be a really useful way to expand your vocabulary. I have included a mixture of verbs, nouns and adjectives. When you're finished, why don't you comment on the bottom of this lesson with some other pairs of opposites for other students to look at.

Hate / Cool / Enemy / Sunrise / Cheap / Soft / Pull / Sell / Peace / Alive

Lesson by Caroline

Synonyms - words with the same meaning

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After yesterday's look at antonyms, the time is right for an exercise on synonyms.

A synonym is a word or phrase with a meaning that is the same as, or very similar to, another word or phrase.

Terrible and awful are synonyms because they have the same meaning.

Can you do better today than you did on yesterday's exercise?

Antonyms exercise - build your vocabulary

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Antonym is a word we use to mean opposite. So if I said, "what's an antonym of old?" you could answer with "new", for example.

Here's a mixed level exercise. I'm interested to know how many you can get right. Can anyone get 10/10?

Good luck!

Link: Antonyms: choose the opposite word