Synonyms, Antonyms, and Asides

In this intermediate Story Listening demonstration, Dr. Beniko Mason makes use of many items in the Toolkit, especially synonyms, antonyms, and asides.



A man “was poor, not rich…he had little”

“He longed for , wished for, wanted to have”

“a small house, a tiny hut”

“He lived a lonely life; he lived alone…He lived a quiet life.”

Something fell in a bush. “A bush is a small true, not a tall tree…like a rose bush.”

It was “wounded,” “hurt,”  “injured.”


Build on words students already know to introduce new, rich and unfamiliar words.