Hello Everyone! I hope you're doing well! Today let's learn about Onomatopoeias!
Onomatopoeias are words that help describe how something sounds. In English, we use onomatopoeias in comic books, novels, and sometimes in our daily speech. We use them for machine noises, animal sounds, voice sounds etc. Here are a couple of examples:
- Snakes go "hissss".
- Guns go "Bang!"
- Dogs go "bark!"
- Water goes "splash!"
What do you think? When you're reading english texts, make sure to look out for onomatopoeias!
Caesar Salad and Eponyms 🥗
Do you like salad? I love salads. I enjoy eating them. Caesar salad is one of the famous salads in the world. Ever wondered who Caesar is?
Caesar is Caesar Cardini, who threw together a snappy salad in Tijuana, Mexico, back in 1924. People started calling his recipe a Caesar Salad. His name has been accepted in the English dictionary ever since.
Eponym is a term of a word that came from a person's name.
Other famous eponyms are: diesel, frisbee, jacuzzi and Levi's.
Let's learn more on eponyms! Visit us in Amity!
Hello Everyone! I hope you're doing well! Today let's talk about our ✨dreams✨.
The word "dream" has two meanings. One means the stories that your brain makes at night, the other means goals and aspirations. When someone asks you "What are your dreams?", they often mean "What do you want to do in the future?".
My dream is to speak Japanese and Korean fluently one day. I also dream to own a house and a business. When life looks a little sad and bleak, many people like to remember their dreams in order to give them motivation.
So, what are your dreams?
Strengthen your grammar skills by using negative prefixes
in your written work. A negative prefix changes a word’s meaning to the opposite of what it was.
These are the common negative prefixes:
un-, in-, de-, dis-, and non-
Supply the negative prefixes of the following words:
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📒June Writing Challenge!🖊️
Hello Everyone! I hope you're doing well! Let's have another writing challenge!
For this writing challenge, let's try to find rhyming words! In case you forgot, words that rhyme have the same last sound as another word. Both words have very similar sounds however they often have completely different meanings. I will give you a few examples and then you can do the rest by yourself!
- blew---> flew
- word---> bird
- ocean---> emotion
What did you think? Could you find any words that matched the ones above?
Word Skills: The Thesaurus🕮
Do you have a Thesaurus book or smartphone application?
is like a dictionary that list group of words with similar meaning. It can make your writing more interesting, exciting and powerful. When used correctly, you can transform an ordinary word to a high-level word.
Let us look at this example:
down the street to meet his mom.
- Jeremy dashed down the street to meet his mom.
- Jeremy zoomed down the street to meet his mom.
- Jeremy bolted down the street to meet his mom.
Come and improve your word skills in Amity!
⛱️Hot Unscramble Summer!☀️
Hello Everyone! I hope you're doing well! Today let's have a writing challenge!
Below are some common summer words that have been scrambled! Can you help me unscramble them all?
- I love to hang out at the ebhac!
- These days I cool off by playing at the local oopl.
- Summer days are perfect for eating cold plocspeis!
- It's fun to go cgamipn on a cool summers night.
- It's fun to play outside but don't forget to apply snsuecren!
What did you think? Were you able to unscramble them all?