Synonym is a word that has the same or similar in meaning.
The word gigantic is similar in meaning to huge, enormous, colossal,
Many buildings were gigantic in the City of London
This can be written as:
Many buildings were huge in the City of London.
Many buildings were enormous in the City of London.
Task 1: Read the sentence. Replace the words in italics with another
same or similar word. Use a thesaurus for finding synonyms.
a. Mohammad was an adorable new born baby.
b. Maria felt cheerful after the trip.
c. The young boy was brave to save the kitten.
d. We visited an ancient city in Portugal.
e. Sam went on an adventurous holiday.
f. The glasses at the restaurant were clear.
g. Everyone remained calm as the buildings in Delhi shook in the quake.
h. My sister is so annoying.
Task 2: Write the words on the left and match them with the words on the
words on the right.
a. Colossal bright
b. brief recognisable
c. aggressive short
d. distinct big
e. cheerful nervous
f. anxious threatening
g. enormous ancient
h. early large
Task 3: Write the words on the left and match them with the words on the
a. The British were reluctant to leave India because because they feared India
would erupt into civil war between Muslims and Hindus.
b. The old city had a drab feel to it.
c. Hamza won pupil of the week for his talented mathematical skills.
d. Pleasant summers are in Spain.
e. The teacher told Faizaan to complete the important homework.
f. The 11 plus grammar class chatted throughout the entire verbal reasoning
g. Because of the rain, the children were bored on holiday.
Task 4: Read the sentence below. Choose the best word to replace the
a. The British Empire, the largest empire in history, was huge.
immense, important, fantastic
b. Sulaiman was eager to pass his 11 plus exams so that he could join his
brother at High School.
intent, ambitious, keen
c. Judy would occasionally complete her homework.
always, infrequently, imaginably
d. The Heckmondwike Grammar class were working frantically, but their tutor
told them to take a planned, structured approach.
forcibly, regularly, desperately
e. The man next door can be rather awkward.
rude, frantic, embarrassing
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