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Connotations and Tone

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Words have different connotations, which are the feelings and emotions associated with them. Tone is the attitude or emotion in a piece of writing or speech. The words and tone you use can have a big impact on how people understand what you are saying.
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Connotation: The emotional or cultural associations that a word has beyond its literal meaning. Tone: The attitude or feelings expressed in a piece of writing. Implied Meaning: The ideas or attitudes a writer suggests without directly stating them.
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The tone of a sentence is how the words make the reader feel - either positive, neutral, or negative. In linguistics, connotation is the additional meaning of a word or phrase, other than its literal definition. The use of connotations can create a mood in a piece of writing, or emphasize a point without having to explicitly state it.
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Write 5 words that have positive connotations.
5. Open question
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What are the different connotations of the words 'love' and 'hate'?
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How can the tone of a sentence affect its meaning?
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What kind of tone can you use when communicating with someone in order to be polite?
8. Drawings
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Brain break: Draw a monkey singing on a pineapple.
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Question: What are connotations and how does our tone affect them? Clues: • Connotations are associations with words or ideas that go beyond their literal meaning. • Our tone is the attitude and emotion we use when communicating with someone. • Put yourself in the shoes of someone else and think about how your tone could be interpreted. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Draw a picture that demonstrates the effect of connotations and tone on communication. B. Work with a partner and explain your drawing to others.
10. Poll
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Which word has a positive connotation?
  • Delightful
  • Terrible
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Which tone is used to express anger?
  • Irate
  • Jovial
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What is the connotation of the word 'infantile'?
  • Immature
  • Mature
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What is the tone of a person who is talking about something they love very much?
  • Passionate
  • Cold-hearted
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What type of tone does sarcasm typically convey?
  • Mocking or ironic
  • Sincere and honest
15. Open question
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Work together in pairs: What are some examples of words that have different connotations depending on their tone?
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