I shared two documents, one listing words relating to tourism, the other listing phrases often used in stories. We had a brief discussion about words and phrases that are overused after looking at these lists. An example would be “Once Upon a Time” which was the first on the list of story phrases. We left it open as to whether this was good or bad, adding this could be determined by the context.
Simple word challenge:
This month we looked at “Kangaroo” words. These are words that have another word imbedded inside. The challenge was to find the full word and the imbedded word from hints provided. And examples:
- What a courier will do (7) + An important organ (5)
- Saying words out loud (8) + Mountain top (4)
More stories, more feedback provided. One class member managed to weave in all three prompts. The belt was used a couple of times. Favorite was the third one, with couples/families agreeing on important things until…. These were all very different but engaging.
We also discussed issues around AI and the dangers and benefits of the tools such as ChatGPT that are becoming popular. We may need more discussion on the impacts of writing.
The prompts for our October class are:
- Walking through citrus blossoms
- He downed his last whisky and staggered out into the night.
- As they trundled along in the afternoon sun, she sang songs and recounted meandering stories (Paraphrased from Jane Harper, Exiles)
ANSWER: 1. Deliver/Liver 2. Speaking/Peak