Onomatopoeia 2
In the sentence that follows the onomatopoeia are in capital letters: People watching the fireworks ROARED and CHEERED.

Onomatopoeia 2

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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.

See if you can whoosh through this quiz all about onomatopoeia!

1.
Find the onomatopoeic word(s) in the following sentence.
The people watching the display ....... and.....
arrived, left
came, went
come, go
roared, cheered
You hear 'roars' and'cheers' at football matches
2.
Find the onomatopoeic word(s) in the following sentence.
The sausages ....... in the skillet.
are
cooked
sizzled
were
'Burst'/'crackled'/'spit': onomatopoeia for cooking
3.
Find the onomatopoeic word(s) in the following sentence.
The fireworks ....... and ....... high up in the sky.
lit up, died
screeched, crackled
travelled, disappeared
went up, stopped
'Screech'/'crackle': onomatopoeic 'firework' words
4.
Find the onomatopoeic word(s) in the following sentence.
The tennis ball ....... past the spectators' heads.
journeyed
travelled
went
whizzed
'Whizzed' is like the sound the ball makes as it moves
5.
Find the onomatopoeic word(s) in the following sentence.
The player ....... the ball across the tennis court.
hit
pushed
put
whacked
'Whacked' tells us that the player hit the ball hard
6.
Find the onomatopoeic word(s) in the following sentence.
The children sang '....... ....... black sheep'.
baa baa
moo moo
quack quack
woof woof
Nursery rhymes use onomatopoeia: 'ding dong bell'
7.
Find the onomatopoeic word(s) in the following sentence.
The leaky tap ....... all night.
dripped
started
stopped
was on
'Drip'/'glug'/'splash': watery onomatopoeic words
8.
Find the onomatopoeic word(s) in the following sentence.
The tennis ball ....... over the net.
hit
was
went
zoomed
'Zoomed' sounds like its very fast action
9.
Find the onomatopoeic word(s) in the following sentence.
Voice 1: ....... ....... Voice 2: Who's there?
hello hello
knock knock
rap rap
tap tap
'Dr !' 'Dr. Who?' Jokes use onomatopoeia too!
10.
Find the onomatopoeic word(s) in the following sentence.
The car horns ....... in the traffic jam.
are
beeped
played
were
'Blared'/'blazed' are other possiblities here
Author:  Sue Daish

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