14/12/2012

Anagram

An anagram is a word, name or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of another, using each original letter only once. This is good for teaching as you can teach your students to find words that can be created based on the first ones. So, it will improve the students' vocabulary faster.

Example:


  • silent - listen
  • Elvis - lives
  • steam - meats
  • silver - livers
  • mate - tame
  • live - vile 
  • lase - sale

Oxymoron

 An oxymoron is a figure of speech that uses contradictory terms in conjunction, which means words that don’t appear to go well together. This is good as you can teach your students antonym words and show them the comparison clearly.


Some examples of oxymoron are:


Act naturally

Almost exactly

Alone together

Clearly misunderstood

Diet chocolate-cake

Extinct Life

Freezer burn

Good grief

Living dead

Minor catastrophe

Near miss

Passive aggressive

Pretty ugly

Sweet sorrow

Small crowd

Terribly pleased

Working vacation

p/s : know English is to love English!!
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