The semantic field of hell is a very common one in English. That is why this worksheet is my first in a series of semantic field word searches. It will help with many of the most common texts you might study, including Macbeth, Hamlet and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. So, it is important to be able to identify words that fit in this semantic field when you can.
This worksheet can help you. It is a unique kind of word search that has no clues whatsoever. Instead, there is a description of what the semantic field of hell is all about and how writers might use it. So, you will need to think of words that fit into the semantic field all on your own and then find them in the word search. This will help you to put your thoughts together independently and revise in a fun way. You can’t rely on a list of words to tell you what to look for!
If you come up with any other words that fit into this semantic field, I recommend writing them down for later. That way, you can revise them to use in your own creative writing or to help you identify them in the texts you’re studying. There are 22 words in this word search, but there are plenty more associated with hell that you can come up with! Use this worksheet as a point to jump off with your own revision!
Why The Semantic Field of Hell Word Search is So Useful
In the national curriculum for English, the government asks for students to use subject terminology in their exam answers. The exam boards have to use this in their own specs. So, you can be sure that you need to use it in your work!
The term “semantic field” does count as subject terminology. You just need to make sure that you use it in the right way! This word search will help you to know when and how to use the term. Since hell is such a common semantic field, it makes sense to learn about it! That’s one more term you have under your belt!
It can help you with your creative writing, too! Exam boards expect you to “sustain” the tone of your piece. You can use semantic fields to keep the tone consistent and add to the style of your work. That will help yo boost your marks!
For more information on semantic fields, check out my dedicated lesson on it in the tips and tricks section of the website. This lesson is available to all students who have an active Shani’s Tutoring membership and comes with a great forum discussion containing a list of some of the other common semantic fields. Please be aware: if you have a membership, this worksheet is included at no extra cost.
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