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Celebrating Diwali. Using the homophones There, Their and They’re. Learning Outcomes By the end of the session you will be able to :. Recognise in which context to use “there, their and they’re”. Recall some facts about the Hindu festival Diwali. Icebreaker.

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celebrating diwali

Celebrating Diwali

Using the homophones There, Their and They’re

learning outcomes by the end of the session you will be able to
Learning OutcomesBy the end of the session you will be able to:
  • Recognise in which context to use “there, their and they’re”.
  • Recall some facts about the Hindu festival Diwali.
icebreaker
Icebreaker
  • Which festivals do people celebrate in different religions?
  • How much do you know about these festivals?
  • Where did you learn about them?
the festival of lights
The Festival of Lights
  • Celebrated by Hindus for five days during October or November to celebrate the New Year.
  • Hindus believe that this “festival of lights” will drive out the darkness which brings evil and bad luck.
  • In Sanskrit “Deepawali” is a combination of two words “Deepa” meaning light and “Avali” meaning a row.
  • Families light small clay lamps called Divas to welcome Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity.
  • There are also colourful sand-painted Rangoli designs, floral decorations and fireworks.
there their they re
There, Their & They’re
  • Homophones: Words which sound the same but are spelt differently.
  • “There, there and they’re” are very commonly misspelt.
there
There
  • Used when making a statement:
  • “THERE are many lights, fireworks and colourful displays called Rangoli during Diwali”
  • “THERE are five days in the Diwali festival of light”
their
Their
  • Used when something belongs to or is associated with two or more people:
  • “They believe that THEIR goddess Lakshmi will bring them wealth and prosperity”
  • “THEIR homes are decorated with colourful diva lamps”
they re
They’re
  • Short for “they are”:
  • “THEY’RE celebrating the New Year”
  • “THEY’RE celebrating on Diwali night in the hope that Lakshmi will bring them prosperity ”
points to remember
Points to remember!
  • Can you replace the word by “they are”?
  • Does the word mean something that belongs to or is associated with two or more people?
  • If neither of these, then it’s most likely to be “there”.
summary by now you should be able to
SummaryBy now you should be able to:
  • Use the homophones “there, their and they’re” in their correct context.
  • Recall some facts about the Hindu festival Diwali.
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