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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

Using the homophones There, Their and They’re


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

  • Which festivals do people celebrate in different religions?

  • How much do you know about these festivals?

  • Where did you learn about them?


What is Diwali?


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

  • Homophones: Words which sound the same but are spelt differently.

  • “There, there and they’re” are very commonly misspelt.


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

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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”.


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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