Word Teasers: Originsby ELM Educational Marketing
English, like most other languages, borrows sayings and words from other native tongues, and they can often be mystifying for the language learner. This purple box of 150 conversation starters focuses on these borrowed words and phrases, explaining their origins and using them in a sentence. Borrowed words and sayings make English richer, and you’ll have hours of fun learning without even realizing it. Don’t be ostracized (from the Greek “to select someone for banishment by popular vote”) for having the chutzpah (Yiddish for “gall” or “impudence”) to use a nom de plum (French for “pen name”).
- Enriches vocabulary
- Improves spelling
- Encourages affinity to letters, words, languages
Language – English