Adjective Opposite Search
ESL Adjective Opposites Activity - Reading, Writing, Matching, Listening and Speaking - Beginner (A1) - 25 minutes
In this engaging adjective opposites activity, students find adjectives in a word search and then work with a partner to match each adjective with its opposite. The students are divided into pairs (A and B) and each student is given a corresponding worksheet. The students then try to find ten adjectives in the word search and write them in the 'My adjectives' column on the worksheet. When the students have found all ten adjectives, they take it in turns to ask their partner for the opposite of each adjective, e.g. 'What's the opposite of beautiful?' Their partner looks for the opposite of the adjective in their list and replies accordingly, e.g. 'The opposite of beautiful is ugly'. The two students then write the opposite adjective in the 'Adjective opposites' column. This continues until the table is complete. Afterwards, the answers and meaning of each adjective are reviewed with the class. Finally, the students work in their pairs and make sentences using each adjective and its opposite, e.g. 'My phone was expensive, but my pen was cheap'.