Puns and Idioms
Puns - a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings. Example - "the pigs were a squeal (if you'll forgive the pun)"
Task 1: Read/View the Pun PowerPoint Slides.
Apart from being witty and humorous, puns add profound meanings to texts and shape the way in which the text is interpreted by the readers. By playing with the words, the writers reveal their cleverness and the cleverness of their characters. Besides, puns in a literary works act as a source of comic relief or an intentional effort on the part of the writer to show his/her creative ability in using language.
Task 2: Play the Pun practice game.
Pun Practice Game
Task 3: View the Idiom Video (very funny!)
[VideoLifeWorld]. (2013, October 29). Confessions of an Idiom Animated Comedy. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=124cvNuieSA
Task 4: Read/View the Idiom PowerPoint Slides.
Task 5: Play the Idioms Practice Game.