Sunday, January 4, 2015

Make up New Words English lesson

We need to make up new words in English.  The easiest is to "steal" words from other languages, you can compounding, toothpaste,  Blends, and many other ways to make new words.


http://www.ted.com/talks/erin_mckean_go_ahead_make_up_new_words

This is the transcript of the talk, so after you have seen the talk, if you didn't understand any word, then read the transcript.  http://www.ted.com/talks/erin_mckean_go_ahead_make_up_new_words/transcript?language=en

Questions
Which of the ways to make new words, are new to you?
Which one have you heard of before?
Which one have you used yourself?
What are new words that you have heard recently?
What are the consequences of using new words?
Have you ever made up a new word?
What part of speech is best for making up a new word?
Which new words did J.K. Rowling make up?  Who uses her new words?
Do you use unusual words in your daily life?




Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English teacher 

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