When we sit and have dinner at home, we do this game called “Word of the day” sometimes. Usually whilst the evening meal is being eaten and everyone is sat around. (Note that everyone in our house does something to do with English – including writing, publishing and teaching even!)
Word of the day is simple.
1. Put a dictionary on the table.
2. Take it in turns to chose a word you think know one knows, and pass the book around.
3. Read it out loud and the rest of the people have to guess what the word means.
Tonight for example, the three words were chosen were:
* Quartermaster – an army officer who provides supplies and quarters for a body of troops.
* Laxative – a medical preparation that relaxes the bowels.
* Brogue – A stout shoe with decorative perforations in the leather.
You can have a bit of a giggle and learn some new words!
Give it a try and let me know how you get on – see if you can beat your family by finding a word they don’t know!