Opposites Miming Games

Level: Beginner

Topic: General

Grammar Topic: Adjectives and Adverbs

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Opposites Miming Games
Mime one of the pairs of opposites below (meaning miming both sides) until your partner 
guesses what your actions mean. If they can’t guess, show them the list below. You can 
make sound effects if you need to, but don’t say anything. 

Ask about any words below which you don’t understand. 

Play the miming game again, but this time only miming one side below. Your partner 
should say both the word that you are miming and its opposite.Then test each other on the
words by reading out one and seeing if your partner can say the opposite above. Use 
gestures to help if you need to. 
Suggested opposites to mime

bent/ curved

straight

bright

dim/ dark

broad/ wide

narrow

bumpy/ rough/ bobbly

flat/ smooth

bendy/ flexible

stiff

big/ bulky/ large

compact/ little/ small

neat/ tidy

messy/ untidy

thick

thin

pointed/ pointy/ sharp

rounded/ blunt

firm/ hard/ solid

soft/ spongy/ squashy

heavy

(feather)light

sticky

slippery

hot

cold

deep

shallow

loose

(skin)tight

loud/ noisy

quiet/ silent

moving

stationary/ fixed

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2017

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closed/ shut

open

beautiful/ gorgeous/ stunning

hideous/ ugly

disposable

reusable

broken/ out of order

fixed/ mended/ repaired/ working

tall

short

happy

sad

stressed

calm

ashamed/ embarrassed

proud

good

bad

up

down

fat/ chubby

thin/ skinny/ slim

yes

no

one

many

on

under

in front of

behind

delicious/ tasty/ yummy

revolting/ disgusting/ yucky

wake up/ get up

go to bed/ go to sleep

get dressed

get undressed

slow

fast/ quick/ rapid

quiet/ silent

loud/ noisy

near/ close

far

bored

interested

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2017

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