Lesson 38: (poem) Missing

I’ve hunted near, I’ve hunted far
I even looked inside my car.
I’ve lost my glasses, I’m in need,
To have them now so I can read.
I loudly swear and I curse
Did I leave them in my purse?
Are they behind the sofa, under the bed?
Oh there they are – on my head!
— Anne Scott

A) Answer the following questions:
1. Has it ever happened to you that you are looking for something and you have
had it all along?
2. What is another word for ‘hunt’?
3. Use another word that has the same meaning as ‘hunt’ and fill in the blanks:
I’ve ____ near,
I’ve ____ far
4. A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another
word or phrase. ‘Begin’ is a synonym of ‘start’.
5. Find a synonym for the following words:
quiet, wrong, end, enormous, opportunity, sad, scared, small, sick, slim

B) Match the word with its synonym:
1. impressive
2. inhabited
3. act
4. instalment
5. existing
6. dish
7. backward
8. noisy
9. thief
10. stormy
11. double
12. considerable
13. happy
14. calm
15. study
16. sharpen
17. new
18. praise
19. straighten
20. scold

a. serial
b. twice
c. unbend
d. learn
e. bowl
f. settled
g. actual
h. loud
i. fresh
j. rear
k. spectacular
l. raging
m. burglar
n. criticise
o. compliment
p. content
q. composed
r. behave
s. major
t. hone

Revised July 2020

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