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Puns lesson

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Fraser Baird

on 8 May 2011

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Transcript of Puns lesson

Experience and outcome
ENG 1-19a
ENG 2-19a I can comment
on the effective
choice of words
and other features. I can discuss the
writer's style and
other features
appropriate to
Learning outcome:
Understand what a pun is and write your own pun. the humorous use of a word or phrase so as to emphasize or suggest its different meanings or applications, or the use of words that are alike or nearly alike in sound but different in meaning; a play on words.
Definition: Example: To write with
a broken
pencil is
pointless. Task:
Look at each of the
following puns with your
partner and be ready to
explain your understanding
to the class. I've failed the mathematics
test so many times I lost count. Vampires are always
looking for their necks victim. What did the man say
to the person blocking
his way to the toilet?
"Urine my way." Now...
Let's look at a recent
newspaper advert
together and discuss. And finally... Visual puns
Draw a visual pun to share
with the class. Write your own pun This is tricky but give it a try. Rewrite a story using Easyjet Ad words Use all of the place names in the advert
to write a story. Laptops will be available for your use. Success criteria: Draw a visual pun that makes sense. Write your own pun that makes sense Explain your understanding of puns. Write a story using the place names in the advert. Extra challenge Can you add another place name into your story
that makes sense? I've just thought of one...

Visitors to Cuba are normally Havana good time.

Here's one I tried At 10:30 the clouds parted and the sun came out,
smart, shining red. There was a sense of excitement
in the heir and this time, people looked forward to
his reign.
At 11 o'clock the future Princess laced her way
towards Westminster - she looked Abbey.
The day was not clouded with sadness due to the
absence of the mother of the groom. Instead the sky
was a royal blue.
As the words, "pronounce them man and wife"
thundered through the veins of the world, the much
anticipated day was over. Like lightning.
For the couple: the forecast seems bright.
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