Word of the Day: RAUCOUS /’rᴐ:kəs/ (adj.)

raucousHave students involved in ‘Word of the Day’. You can read about how it can be done in my blog: http://wp.me/p3Xxrk-2M.

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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?