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ESL English Lesson: New Words in Oxford Dictionary
D.J. Robinson

Today, we are going to look at some of the 1,000 or so new words that have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary in their September quarterly update for 2016.

Ones to watch out for are ‘moobs’, ‘gender-fluid’ and ‘yolo’. ‘Scrumdiddlyumptious’ and other colourful Roald Dahl words like ‘Oompa Loompa’ and ‘human bean’ are included in the latest edition to celebrate the centenary of his birth. Another of Dahl’s words includes ‘splendiferous’, which means full or abounding in splendour.

Reading: Students should now read the article aloud, swapping readers every paragraph. -- Game, Hangman: As a class – On the board, play a game of Hangman. You each have 10 lives! 10 mins. -- Guess the word? Think of a word – keep it to yourself. The class has to ask you questions about it – You can answer - Yes or No. -- Homework, Spelling, Etc.

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