Name two vocabulary words from the list that describe someone or something as complex or difficult to understand
Sophisticated: having a lot of knowledge or experience; wise and cultured. Ambassador: a diplomat representing a country abroad. Omen: a sign of what will happen in the future.
Vocabulary for 10th Grade Students
The word 'sophisticated' is derived from the Greek word 'sophistikos' which means 'clever' or 'skilled'. Originally, the term 'ambassador' was used to refer to a messenger who was sent on a diplomatic mission. The term 'omen' comes from the Latin word 'ominis', which means 'foreboding' or 'presage'.
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Work together in pairs: What is the difference between a naive person and a sophisticated person?
Work together in pairs: Which of the following words is an adjective? A) Ambassador B) Omen C) War-torn D) Capacity E) Sophisticated F) Naive
Brain break: Draw a turtle with wheels instead of legs racing a hare.
What is the definition of 'sophisticated'?
- Worldly-wise and cultured
- Childlike and innocent
- Silly or foolish
What does an 'ambassador' do?
- Represents their country in another country's government
- Works in a hospital
- Studies animal behavior
What is an 'omen'?
- A sign of something to come, good or bad
- A type of tree found in tropical regions
- A small insect that feeds on wood
Which word describes a place that has experienced prolonged conflict?
What does 'capacity' mean?
- The maximum amount that can be contained or produced.
- An object used for cutting things.
- The act of giving up power.
What item are you possessive over?
Normality is defined as behavior that conforms to the normal standards of society. These standards are based on a particular culture, including language, customs and beliefs. Normality is important because it allows us to interact with others in a socially acceptable way.
What is Normality?
How does possession differ between people and things?
What would you say is the difference between ownership and possession?