Adjectives and their Opposites in English – ESOL / ELA Charts
Opposites Summary Charts
There are two summary charts, each with 15 pairs of opposites. Each pair has an image to help identify the meaning of each opposite with the name of that adjective above the picture.
Large Opposites – Cards/Charts
We have each pair of adjectives on its own page. These can be used as large flash cards or as wall charts. There are two version of these. One version with the names of the adjectives above the cartoon/image and the other version without the names above in order to elicit the information or start a conversation.
BONUS: Also included are two bonus charts for the opposites left/right and also wrong/right.
Also included is a list of the adjectives that appear in these large charts. There are two version of this page, one with normal text, the other where each pair of opposites is in its own colored box (look at the preview to see design).
Also included is a simple worksheet with a list of adjectives and students need to write its opposite in the space to the right. This is based on the adjectives list above.
The 64 adjectives that appear in these charts are:
- happy – sad
- big – small
- hot – cold
- fast – slow
- wet – dry
- black – white
- nervous – relaxed
- clean – dirty
- sick – healthy
- poor – rich
- full – empty
- strong – weak
- noisy – quiet
- hard – soft
- difficult – easy
- dangerous – safe
- generous – selfish
- cheap – expensive
- lazy – hardworking
- beautiful – ugly
- open – closed
- early – late
- tidy – messy
- deep – shallow
- left – right
- wrong – right
- old – new
- old – young
- short – tall
- short – long
- light – dark
- light – heavy
I have created a video on YouTube about this topic: Adjectives – Opposites in English (Suitable for the classroom). You can watch this free video to have a better idea of the contents of these charts and even use it in the classroom if you wish.
CONTENT: This resource contains 70 Pages:
- Adjectives Opposites Summary Charts (both on one page) – (1 page)
- Adjectives Opposites Summary Chart – (2 pages)
- Pairs of Opposites with text – (32 pages)
- Pairs of Opposites without text – (32 pages)
- List of adjectives – (1 page)
- List of adjectives with colored separation – (1 page)
- List of adjectives worksheet (missing opposite) – (1 page)
LEVEL: Beginner (CEFR – A1 Level)
I have created a video on YouTube about adjectives and opposites. You can watch this free video to have a better idea of the contents of these charts and you can even use it in the classroom if you wish.
This video will give you an idea of the content in this resource.