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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. HOMOPHONES HOMONYMS and IDIOMS. What are they?. WHY do I need to know them? Because …….

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    1. 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

    2. HOMOPHONESHOMONYMS andIDIOMS

    3. What are they? WHY do I need to know them? Because……..

    4. They lurk everywhere in our language…just waiting to confuse you… But NOT ANYMORE!!

    5. Let’s Read a Story

    6. What do we call these words?

    7. Homophones Words that sound alike but have different meanings Break the word apart: Homo – same Phon - sound

    8. 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:

    9. What do we call these words?

    10. 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

    11. Words like “Bow”:

    12. bow - To bend forward at the waist in respect (e.g. "bow down")

    13. bow - the front of the ship (e.g. "bow and stern")

    14. bow - the weapon which fires arrows (e.g. "bow and arrow")

    15. bow - a kind of tied ribbon (e.g. bow on a present, a bowtie, hair bow)

    16. bow - to bend outward at the sides (e.g. a "bow-legged" cowboy)

    17. bough - a branch on a tree. (e.g. "when the bough breaks...")

    18. What do we call these phrases?

    19. 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.

    20. Does Amelia Bedeliaknow idioms?What does she do when she comes across these phrases?

    21. 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

    22. 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”

    23. Are you still confused? • What is a homophone? • What is a homonym? • What is an idiom?