Have students involved in ‘Word of the Day’. You can read about how it can be done in my blog: http://wp.me/p3Xxrk-2M.
Step 1: Divide the classroom into two halves, have students move around, either to the left or to the right side of the classroom according to what they think:
- Do you like the sound of this word?
- Do you think ‘raucous’ refers to something positive or negative?
- Do you think people use it often?
- Does it sound formal or informal?