WARNING!!!! *** BE ALL EARS *** THIS LESSON HAS THE POWER TO: GIVE YOU COLD FEET MAKE YOU BENT OUT OF SHAPE OR -PUT A FEATHER IN YOUR CAP
What are they? WHY do I need to know them? Because……..
They lurk everywhere in our language…just waiting to confuse you… But NOT ANYMORE!!
Homophones Words that sound alike but have different meanings Break the word apart: Homo – same Phon - sound
To, too, and two Or, oar Herd, heard Sale, sail Meet, meat Pour, poor Tail, tale Mail, male Rain, reign Bare, bear They’re=they are; their=ownership; there=location Your=ownership; you’re=you are Words like:
Homonyms are a group of words that share the same spelling and/or pronunciation but have different meanings Break it down: Homo – same Nym - name
bow - a kind of tied ribbon (e.g. bow on a present, a bowtie, hair bow)
Idioms -a phrase which means something different from what it says Idioms are not the same thing as slang. Idioms are made of normal words that have a special meaning known by almost everyone. Slang is usually special words that are known only by a particular group.
Does Amelia Bedeliaknow idioms?What does she do when she comes across these phrases?
Examples: • Break a leg • A way to wish someone good luck. • Live it up • Live wild, Enjoy life , go to a lot of parties • Kick the bucket • To die. • Shed crocodile tears • To cry about something but without actually caring. • wild goose chase • Useless journey or pursuit
Idioms involving weather: • “under the weather” • “raining cats and dogs” • “a cloud with a silver lining” Idioms involving animals: • “horse around” • “fish for compliments” • “in the doghouse” Idioms involving eating or food: • “fed up” • “chew the fat” • “go nuts” Some Common English Language Idioms • Idioms involving colors: • • “in the red” • • “feeling blue” • • “to act yellow” • Idioms involving body parts: • • “give me a hand” • • “get someone’s ear” • • “a knee jerk reaction”
Are you still confused? • What is a homophone? • What is a homonym? • What is an idiom?