Word of the Week

winter (a very busy word which can be used as a noun, adjective and a verb)

When used as a noun it means – the coldest season of the year. For us in the northern hemisphere form December to February, for our learners in New Zealand from June to August.

Example of using it in a sentence: “The sun is very low in the sky during winter.

When used as an adjective it means – something connected to the time period.

Example of using it in a sentence: “I am going to buy a winter coat in the winter sales.

When used as a verb it means – connected to birds and animals spending time winter in a particular place.

Example of using it in a sentence: “These birds winter in the UK come from the Artic.

Spelling Tip – on of the very few words that is not Latin, Greek, Old English or Norse that is in our language today. This word comes from the Netherlands and German based languages and is linked with the theme of cold and wet. Having lived in both Germany and England during winter, I can say it is both cold and wet.

Win + t + er

Use the word as many times throughout the week as you can. This can be verbally, in your written work or listen out for other people using it.

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