Friday, 25 July 2008

Vocabulary - More Stolen Words

Where do our words come from?
Well, as you quite rightly know, we do steal them from other countries but where do our other stolen words come from?

Have a look at these words and make some guesses?

jangle autobiography August pizza

wellington banquet solo sandwich

sphere thump photograph biro gurgle

splash spaghetti soprano cuckoo

hiss alto concerto

What country are some of these words stolen from?

Our words are also stolen from names, old languages and sounds. Can you find more?

Did you spot any connections between words?

What do we call it when words sound like the sound the word makes?

Can you build up a Stolen word collection from other countries, old languages, names or sounds?

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