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Did you figure out the answer to last week’s riddle?
“Nothing in the English language starts with an N and ends with a G.”
The answer is: This is not a true statement. The word “nothing” starts with the letter N and ends with a G. Some more words are: nutmeg, naming, nag, night-long
This sentence can be read two ways.
1) As a statement. The English language does not have any words that begin with the letter N and ends with a G.
2) As information. The word “nothing” begins with the letter N and ends with a G.
We call this a play on words. The definition of Play on Words is – a humorous way of using a word or phrase so that more than one meaning is suggested: a pun (Merriam-Webster dictionary).
Let’s play again.
Step 1: Look at this picture.
Step 2: Write down what you see. (Hint: Do not write only the nouns. Are there any adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, pronouns, etc?)
Step 3: See if you can make a sentence using the words you wrote down.
Look for the answer at next week’s English Village.
I attended English Village last Thursday. That was so fun for me. I could enjoy speaking English for 30 minutes. It was so fun I forgot the time…. I want to go there again.
At the English Village, we played the English version of UNO. I was a little nervous at first, but the people around me were kind and I enjoyed playing as time went by…. I asked the questions as they were written on the cards, so I was glad to speak English easily and enjoyed it. I feel like the hurdle of speaking in English has got lower a little bit. I would like to be able to communicate more efficiently in English.
It was a good opportunity for me to participate in the English Village because I just had to communicate with French students in my laboratory. This time, we first introduced ourselves to each other, asked each other questions, and then played a card game! All the sections were very easy to talk in because they cared about us. [Michael] also kept the topics coming, so we had a lot of fun talking. I am in an environment where I need to study English more and more, so I hope I can continue to actively participate in the English Village.
Looking forward to seeing you June 3!!!