Thursday 26 June 2014

Word of the day

Today’s word is French but, like yesterday’s, has a little memory attached. I remember being in the Upper 6th (Yr13) at school and almost ready to leave and head off to uni. My head teacher was chatting to me one day about French (she was a French specialist) and told me that it is often the more obscure and unusual words that we remember in a foreign language. She was right! The 2 words that she shared with me have stuck in my memory ever since. I can even picture myself standing in her office…
Anyway, the first of the words is…

une libellule = dragonfly

I love the sound of the word. Admittedly it’s not the most useful in the world but I’m sure many KS2 children would love to know it and might use it in creative writing - especially if writing a little poem. 

I’ll share the 2nd of the 2 words tomorrow. 

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