Semantic Field of the Sea – Word Search


The sea symbolises many things. For example: freedom, power, chaos, life and the unknown. This word search will help you brush up on words associated with the sea.



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Semantic Field of the Sea Word Search

Like many of the other word searches on offer here at Shani’s Tutoring, I chose the semantic field of the sea because it is a popular one. It is very common to find it in all sorts of texts.

Writers love to talk about the sea because it symbolises so many different things: freedom, power, chaos and life – just to name a few. For some writers, sailing out was the promise of riches and adventures. For others, it threatened danger such as slavery, shipwreck and even mythical sea creatures like Cthulhu or the Kraken.

This word search will help you prepare for any unseen texts or new books you have to read. It has 22 official words for you to find, with a few red herrings thrown in for good measure. However, there are loads of other words that fit into the semantic field of the sea!

If you think of any other words, make sure to write them down. They could help you in the future!

How the Semantic Field of the Sea Word Search Can Help You

This word search is great for you no matter what level of study you’re at. Since the semantic field of the sea is so common in so many texts, you could come across it at any point in your studies. This includes:

  • Key Stage Three
  • GCSE
  • Scottish National 5
  • A-Level
  • Scottish Highers
  • Scottish Advanced Highers
  • Degree
  • Postgraduate

Plus, let’s not forget the exams from any other country, too! As long as you’re reading texts in literature, this semantic field is bound to come up at one point or another. So, this will help you to notice what the writer is trying to subtly hint at. After all, lots of writers use semantic fields to create extended metaphors.

This word search will help you identify when a writer uses the semantic field of the sea in their work. If you use the term “semantic field” in your exams, it will help to boost your marks! That’s because it counts as “subject terminology”, which the government says it looks for in its national curriculum.

The more you know about the common semantic fields, the better. You’ll be able to wow your teachers and examiners alike. Plus, you can say some very high-level stuff about what you’re reading!

How to Use This Word Search

If you’re a student, you can use this word search to help you to study. Add a few Shani’s Tutoring word searches into your revision timetable to break up the more intense (or even boring) study sessions. We all need a break from time to time. So, why not make it productive with a word search? It’s designed by a teacher to help you!

Or maybe you just like to do word searches. You might be getting ready for a long flight, which you want to fill with some relaxing non-screen time. They’re not just educational, after all! They’re fun, too!

On the other hand, if you’re a teacher, you could use the word search in class. It’s a great do-now or starter activity to get students warmed up on the semantic field of the sea. Just make sure that you have a Teacher Distribution License. That’s an affordable way to make sure you have the rights to share my work with your students!

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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