Tesol Italy 2010
By Janet Bianchini
What is this "innit" I hear everywhere?
Somebody stopped me in the street and
asked me for a "ciggie".
Why do people say "Cheers, mate" all the
Why do young people say "I'm not
I heard someone say they were having
bangers and mash for their dinner.
I often hear "Are you gonna watch the footie
tonight?" What is “footie”?
• I’ll see you,
• I saw him, innit?
• Cheers, mate!
• No probs, mate!mate
Source of new words?
What “wicked” news has just been
announced? Who said it was “wicked”?
"We reckon Kate and her pals
popped down to the bookies
and filled their boots. She's
caught a Prince and we've been
caught out," said spokesman
David Williams of bookmaker
Quote from yahoo news 15/11/2010
Mostly from the
Research source: On Language, The Web Is At War
You are my
I just lurve
Yeah, IMHO, we do
need to big up the
sales to avoid
“RECESSION CHIC” is
a) style and elegance on a tight budget
b) living beyond one's means during a
c) trying to look chic but not
a) adorable and cuddly
b) delightful and charming in a
sociably awkward way
c) an adorable young lady from
www.wordle.net New Words created by Lorella Paltrinieri from Italy
was also a
CRACKBERRY, had a
the other day.
This is a section from a “Community Dictation.” Students are
given a part of a story written on a piece of paper. They have to
stand up and put themselves in order of the story and then in
turn, they dictate their part of the story so that everyone writes
the full story. Students then do peer correction.
In the Top 20 words from www.wordspy.com 18/11/2010
www.fodey.com Article by Veselin from Bulgaria