This word search helps students to revise words that fall into the semantic field of war. This is the second worksheet in my useful series of semantic field resources. It is there to help you with your English studies in a new, fun and fresh way.
Since this semantic field is so popular in texts, it is important for you to get to grips with it. This word search does not have clues, so you can challenge yourself to think of lots of words that are related to war in some way. Then, you can use that to find the words in the puzzle. Beware of the red herrings, though! They’re there to trick you with words that don’t fit!
Once you give this word search your best go, you can then check how well you did with the separate answers PDF file. If you thought of any other words that are related to war, make sure to write them down! This will help you to make your own list of words that fit into the semantic field of war.
This is revision that doesn’t feel like revision! It’s a great way to give yourself a break from the usual study methods. You can have fun and learn something new at the same time!
Why This Word Search is So Useful
The UK government has a list of things that it expects schools and exam boards to test for. They call it the national curriculum. Since the government set this guide out, all exam boards have to follow through with it. One of the things they ask for is subject terminology. That means that you have to use words like “simile”, “verb” and “iambic pentameter” in your exams and essays.
The good news is that using the word “semantic field” counts as subject terminology! So, if you use it right, it is a great way to help boost your grades. This word search will help you to use the term in the right way. When you finish it, you will know 22 of the words that fit into the semantic field of war. That will make it much easier for you to spot them (and other words like them) in the texts you read. You can also use semantic fields to spice up your own creative writing and get you a better mark!
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.
Which Texts Use the Semantic Field of War?
There are loads of texts in the GCSE and A-level lists that feature lots of words associated with war. In fact, loads of texts on uni reading lists also use the semantic field of war throughout!
This makes it impossible to write a full list of all of the texts that include words to do with war. However, here are some of the most common set texts for students in school:
- The Power and Conflict Poetry Anthology
- War of the Worlds
- Julius Caesar
These are the most obvious texts that use words in the semantic field of war. They aren’t the only ones, though! There are plenty of other texts that use war imagery to make a point. So, no matter which text you are studying, there is a high chance that it will be of great use to you to know this semantic field. It will come up!
There are loads of texts that could be in the unseen section of the English exams that could use the semantic field of war, too. Both poetry and prose might use this. In fact, it is even very common for writers to use war imagery to describe a sports match! It really is everywhere!
If you love a good word search and you want a break from your usual, dry revision, this is a great thing for you. It doesn’t matter what text you’re studying! I highly recommend it!
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