Opposites games, worksheets, songs and stories for EFL learners

Updated 5 January 2017

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Printable opposites classroom activities for EFL learners

Is it Dark? Is it Light? (guessing game based on a great picture book – see below – but useable without) – NEW

Opposites hangman spelling and guessing game (with big list of basic opposites and opposites tennis warmer game)

Adjective opposites stations

Big and small classroom objects pictionary

Things your body does opposites – NEW LINK

Make the noise of transport plus adjective

Meetings on the topic of problems (with adjective opposites)

Opposites songs for EFL learners

Open Shut Them and Opposites on Super Simple Songs (with good TPR actions, and easy to make your own verses or get students to do so)

Opposites opposites, like different is to same song (students can try to think of the opposites before they flash up, hopefully in real time after a couple of attempts)

Sesame Street opposites song (ditto)

Opposites picture books/ stories for EFL learners

Opposites by Robert Crowther (with great sliding bits and pictures which really make the meaning clear)

Are Elephants Tiny? (get students to answer the questions and then turn the pages to find the answers)

Is it Dark? Is it Light? (plus loads of other opposites, some quite high level, with a good ending – see here for a related worksheet useable with or without the book)

Fast Slow High Low by Peter Spier (with a funny back page where they are all wrong)

Quiet Loud, Yummy Yucky, and Big Little by Leslie Patricelli (only those two opposites in each book, but lots of useful nouns too, and could get students to make up similar stories for other pairs of adjectives with opposite meanings)

Me Myself from Apricot Books (personality adjectives only, with good final page where students do the actions)

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