"Some men see things as they are and say 'Why?' I dream things that never were and say, 'Why not?'"
George Bernard Shaw
miércoles, 16 de diciembre de 2015
One Word is a series of videos in which members of the public are asked to give their responses to a single word. In the following instalment a group of women aged between 5 and 50 are asked what comes to mind when they hear the word feminism. You will find the other videos in the series here.
Do you have a favourite word in your own language? What about a word that you don’t like? Do you like it because of its sound or its meaning? Do you have a favourite English word?
How rich is your vocabulary in your own language? Do you tend to overuse some words? Do you ever feel you can’t find the right words to express your thoughts?
Do you like playing word games like Scrabble,crosswords, Hangman and word search?
When learning a language how important is it towiden your vocabulary, i.e. to know more words? What are the best ways tolearn more vocabulary?
It is said that reading is one of the best ways to learn new words. How often do you read in English? What do you do when you come across a word or expression that you don’t understand?
Do you agree with the adage, “sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.”?
Do you pay attention to the lyricswhen you are listening to a song, or are you more interested in the music? Is listening to the words of a song a good way to learn English?
How have social networks (e.g. Twitter), texting and the Internet changed the way we use words? In the digital age do we think we use more words or fewer words?”
Do you agree with the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words.”?
How do words come into fashion and go out of fashion? Can you think of any words which are in fashion at the moment? What about words which have gone out of fashion?
Which twoof the above questions are being discussed?
Download “Question time” and the “Sitting comfortably?” script in an editable Word documenthere.