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.
Let me share with you the history and evolution of Father Christmas to practice your reading comprehension. Also I have some enjoyable listening practice with the animated film Father Christmas. Christmas vocabulary too!
The benefits of skiing, Ski equipment , What to pack video + list of clothes for skiing, Ski resort Vocabulary, tips for a skiing holiday.
Even now in March the snow is coming down in England! Here are some useful words to talk about snow and ice, 2 idioms and a song listening activity – Snow Patrol.