Imagine you are reading an article, story or exam reading paper and the main character is walking home, watching their feet kicking the *____ as they walked, and listening to the sound it made. If we put *tightly packed snow, we would visualise white thick snow and the sound would be a crunching noise. But if we insert *slush we would visualise an almost grey, melting wet unpleasant snow and the watery sloshing sound. The overall effect would be different. Now we see that using a more defined word than snow can change our comprehension and if you don’t know those words you can miss a lot.
At the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019, I think it is useful to go over and review this past years English teaching articles. Find out what you remember and what you forgot!
Take 5 – what does it mean?Pronunciation – famous.
A tedtalk on Joy with full transcript and vocabulary notes. Idiom – as cool as a cucumber. Recommended reading – French words used in English, from Next Step English. The answers to the Blue Skies gapfill from the last article.
All about blue, a teaching article by KimGriffithsEnglish. Expressions with blue, the names of different shades of blue, blue paint and blue skies song listening comprehension.