IATEFL Conference 2014 presentation by RJWestwell A Reason for Rhyming Summary


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IATEFL Conference 2014 presentation by RJWestwell A Reason for Rhyming Summary

First Question: Can you correct the mistakes in these common phrases?

book the cooks

haith feals

pining your lockets

a hin in a paystack

a tace against rime

Answer:

cook the books

faith heals

lining your pockets

a pin in a haystack

a race against time

Second question:

Why do we make this kind of mistake so often?

Answer: Words are stored in our memories according to sound

Third question:

Which words might our students confuse?

e.g. bat and pat

innocence and in__________

_______and an enemy

ceremony and __________

disparate and ___________

Answer:

e.g. bat and pat

innocence and insolence

anemone and an enemy

ceremony and seminary

disparate and desperate

Fourth question:

How can we use this understanding?

Answer: Students or teachers create exercises that use easily-confused words.

e.g. Choose the correct word:

If you marionette/marinade the…

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