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Improving Vocabulary 03
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Improving Vocabulary 03

Let's explore more words with a fun KS2 English quiz! Using different words that mean the same as others makes our vocabulary super cool. It's not just about having awesome words; you need to know when to use them too! Can you pick the perfect word for any moment?

Knowing what words mean is super important. If you're unsure, your writing or talking might be a bit confusing! So, when you find a new word, check its meaning in a dictionary and learn how to spell it right. Ready for a challenge? Try this cool picture quiz to boost your word skills. If you haven't played the first two quizzes, give them a go too. Good luck!

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1.
Choose the words which complete the sentence.
Last season, the team's ____ had been ____.
performance, underwhelming.
record, concerned.
style, wealthy.
health, rarely.
Last season, the team's performance had been underwhelming.
2.
Choose the words which complete the sentence.
Quickly ____ from shock, she stepped ____ back into the shadows.
singing, bravely
dropping, hardly
recovering, cautiously
gaining, swiftly
Quickly recovering from shock, she stepped cautiously back into the shadows.
3.
Choose the words which complete the sentence.
____ with hunger, the wolf ____, its belly low to the ground.
Wild, walked
Sad, pounced
Hungry, crept
Ravenous, crouched
Ravenous with hunger, the wolf crouched, its belly low to the ground.
4.
Choose the words which complete the sentence.
By the time the cousins finally ____ indoors, they had been thoroughly ____ by the rain.
trooped, drenched
came, wet
arrived, rinsed
gone, soaked
By the time the cousins finally trooped indoors, they had been thoroughly drenched by the rain.
5.
Choose the words which complete the sentence.
The test was challenging, but the boys were ____ that they had ____.
hesitant, failed.
confident, failed.
confident, succeeded.
surprised, survived.
The test was challenging, but the boys were confident that they had succeeded.
6.
Choose the words which complete the sentence.
The people in the cafe looked up in ____ as the young man ____ through the door.
alarm, burst
tranquility, exploded
disgust, permeated
curiosity, roared
The people in the cafe looked up in alarm as the young man burst through the door.
7.
Choose the words which complete the sentence.
The wrecked ship was almost completely ____ beneath the water; only the tip of its mast was ____.
swallowed, available.
drowned, sighted.
submerged, visible.
sunk, there.
The wrecked ship was almost completely submerged beneath the water; only the tip of its mast was visible.
8.
Choose the words which complete the sentence.
Harriet's mum found the ____ state of her room ____, but Harriet found it soothing.
disastrous, pleasant
tidy, calming
chaotic, calming
chaotic, distressing
Harriet's mum found the chaotic state of her room distressing, but Harriet found it soothing.
9.
Choose the words which complete the sentence.
She was worried that the dogs would ____ her ____ plants.
wander, towering
trample, delicate
run, dormant
sit, green
She was worried that the dogs would trample her delicate plants.
10.
Choose the words which complete the sentence.
'____ me to be of ____,' said the hotel receptionist.
Let, service
Allow, assistance
Help, efficient
Agree, use
'Allow me to be of assistance,' said the hotel receptionist.
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Synonyms and antonyms

Author:  Sheri Smith

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