Colorful Words

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by Akiva Lane | 04 Aug 2016
Resource Description: A website www.colwords.com with 1200 English Colorful words. Colorful words are common words that sound just a bit funnier that other words. Words such as babble, grunt, cringe, fidget, lurk, and scorch.  Each word is illustrated with one or more sentence and picture.  
Audience: Elementary, Secondary, Adult
Audience Language Proficiency: Beginner, Intermediate
Duration: from 1 minute to several hours
Materials and Technology: Needs an internet connected computer or smart phone.
Objective(s): To help build up vocabulary with this interesting subset of English words.
Outcome(s): Students will become more conversant with these words.
Activity Description: A website www.colwords.com with 1200 English Colorful words. Colorful words are common words that sound just a bit funnier that other words. Words such as babble, grunt, cringe, fidget, lurk, and scorch.  Each word is illustrated with one or more sentence and picture.  The site went live in July 2016, so most words don't yet have illustrated sentences.  If you would like to contribute illustrated sentences, please let me know at akivalane@gmail.com.  In the meantime, English students can have fun learning these interesting words.  

No training is needed - just go through the illustrated sentences to become familiar with the words.
Useful Links: www.colwords.com
TESOL Interest Section: Adult Education, Bilingual Education, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Elementary Education, English as a Foreign Language, Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL, Secondary Schools, Video and Digital Media