For today's English activity, we are going to have a look at using a thesaurus.
Again, do not panic if you don't have a thesaurus at home - I don't! I use the online thesaurus!
If you look up a word in a thesaurus it will show you a list of synonyms. These are other words that mean the same thing or something similar to the word you have looked for.
One of these synonyms might be a better way of saying what you want and you could use it instead.
For example: ‘Starving’ describes how the man in the video is feeling better than ‘hungry’.
How to use a thesaurus
A thesaurus is set out in alphabetical order, like a dictionary, so you look up words in the same way.
For example: If you wanted to find another word for ‘nice’ in a thesaurus:
You start by finding the words beginning with ‘n’, then ‘n-i’, then ‘n-i-c’ until you eventually narrow it down to ‘n-i-c-e’.
You'll then see lots of other words that mean the same as 'nice' that you can use in your writing.
Choose one, such as 'lovely' or 'pleasant'.
Click the link below and watch the 1st video on the website which explains what a thesaurus is and how to use it.
Then complete the "Using a thesaurus" activity below using the online thesaurus, which I have also linked below!