Similes 1
If someone is very proud you might say "He is as proud as a peacock" and this is an example of a simile.

Similes 1

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A simile (pronounced si mil ee) compares two unlike things and the sentence usually contains 'like' or 'as'. Similes can really enhance English and even bring a smile (nearly a simile!) to the face.

1.
Complete the following popular simile.
The brothers are as alike as .......
two beans
two peas
two potatoes
two tomatoes
As alike as 'two peas in a pod' is often used here
2.
Complete the following popular simile.
The room was as cold as .......
ice
marble
snow
stone
This simile suggests that the room was very cold
3.
Complete the following popular simile.
The young man was as proud as .......
a cat
a dog
a fox
a peacock
When you see a peacock you will see what is meant!
4.
Complete the following popular simile.
The puppies were as mad as .......
cats
dogs
hatters
penguins
A similar simile is 'As mad as a March hare'
5.
Complete the following popular simile.
She is as sly as .......
a cat
a dog
a fox
a peacock
Some similes contain 'as' and then 'as' again to make a comparison
6.
Complete the following popular simile.
The professor was as wise as .......
a fox
a hare
an eel
an owl
Using similes will make your writing interesting
7.
Complete the following popular simile.
The confident leader was as bold as .......
brass
bronze
gold
silver
Use similes to make your writing and speaking vivid
8.
Complete the following popular simile.
He swims like .......
a baby
a fish
a monster
an eel
Similes usually contain 'like' or 'as'
9.
Complete the following popular simile.
The kitten was trembling like .......
a branch
a leaf
a piece of paper
a tissue
Watch out for 'like' or 'as' when spotting similes
10.
Complete the following popular simile.
I was very tired last night; I slept like .......
a cat
a dog
a log
a twig
Author:  Sue Daish

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