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15 reasons people use slang according to British lexicographer Eric Partridge.

Slang can be defined as informal language, which might include words or meanings which are impolite and which may stay in use for only a short period of time. It is used by particular groups of people who know each other, and is usually spoken rather than written.     read more >>



 

What did you use to be scared of?

Here’s an activity to get students talking to each other by asking personal questions using question words. The questioner must ask at least three questions. Students may speak about their past, present and future and use their imagination. They can be guaranteed to have something to say.
If students want to elaborate, this is to be encouraged.     read more >>



 

Talking Pictures – From Art to Literacy

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso

We obviously use images extensively with junior classes to convey meaning and get them to talk about what they can see. We encourage them to draw, colour and write about their pictures and they are usually keen to do so     read more >>



 

Quick Writing Ideas

1. One word substitution
Give an initial sentence. Each student in turn has to change one word.
“Jack and Jill went up the hill”
“Jack and John went up the hill”
“Jack and John went down the hill”
“Jack and John went down the slide
Mary and John went down the slide”
“Mary and John went down a slide”
“Mary and John climbed down a slide”
“Mary and John climbed down a mountain
“Mary and John walked down a mountain”     read more >>



 

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