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Literal and figurative language

Short story + activities

This unit consists of a narrative about a Christmas tree decoration and associated activities that focus on understanding the difference between literal and figurative language. In the first task students need to replace the figurative words or phrases in the given sentences with something more literal that makes the meaning clearer. Task 2 requires students match up the figurative word on one side with the literal meaning on the other.

Topics: Language
Years: 8-9 | Pages: 3 | Code: E5211-09

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Marie Langley

Marie Langley’s experience in education includes 19 years teaching in secondary and area (Years 1 to 13) schools, 10 years as head of an English department, and seven years as a deputy principal. Her published works include a thesis for a Master of Teaching and Learning degree, magazine articles, short stories, poetry, picture books, a junior novel and numerous educational resource texts. She currently lives and works in Golden Bay in the top north-west corner of the South Island of New Zealand.