Onomatopoeia 02
In the sentence that follows the onomatopoeia are in capital letters: People watching the fireworks ROARED and CHEERED.

Onomatopoeia 02

Onomatopoeic words sound like their meanings. An example is the whooshing wind because the wind sometimes makes a sound like 'whooooosh'! They are great for creative English writing.

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  1. Find the onomatopoeic word(s) in the following sentence.
    The sausages ....... in the frying pan.
    'Burst'/'crackled'/'spit': onomatopoeia for cooking
  2. Find the onomatopoeic word(s) in the following sentence.
    The leaky tap ....... all night.
    'Drip'/'glug'/'splash': watery onomatopoeic words
  3. Find the onomatopoeic word(s) in the following sentence.
    The tennis ball ....... past the spectators' heads.
    'Whizzed' is like the sound the ball makes as it moves
  4. Find the onomatopoeic word(s) in the following sentence.
    The player ....... the ball across the tennis court.
    'Whacked' tells us that the player hit the ball hard
  5. Find the onomatopoeic word(s) in the following sentence.
    The fireworks ....... and ....... high up in the sky.
    'Screech'/'crackle': onomatopoeic 'firework' words
  6. Find the onomatopoeic word(s) in the following sentence.
    The people watching the display ....... and.....
    You hear 'roars' and'cheers' at football matches
  7. Find the onomatopoeic word(s) in the following sentence.
    The car horns ....... in the traffic jam.
    'Blared'/'blazed' are other possiblities here
  8. Find the onomatopoeic word(s) in the following sentence.
    Voice 1: ....... ....... Voice 2: Who's there?
    'Dr !' 'Dr. Who?' Jokes use onomatopoeia too!
  9. Find the onomatopoeic word(s) in the following sentence.
    The children sang '....... ....... black sheep'.
    Nursery rhymes use onomatopoeia: 'ding dong bell'
  10. Find the onomatopoeic word(s) in the following sentence.
    The tennis ball ....... over the net.
    'Zoomed' sounds like its very fast action

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