Good vocabulary words are crucial to score better for your primary school composition. How can we improve our scores? In this blog, we will cover vocabulary related to emotions also known as emotional adjectives.
There are only four basic emotions to focus on:
We tell our students to remember the above 4 basic human emotions. It rhymes and it is easy for them to remember. Did you know there are plenty of adjectives to substitute for the basic emotions above? Today, we are going to share with you our cheat sheet. Print this out and memorise it before you go for your next composition examination.
to see red
on cloud nine
butterflies in my stomach
down in the dumps
as happy as a lark
have cold feet
heart in my mouth
chill down my spine
A good exercise to do would be to find the meanings of the above words. In our classes, we teach both the vocabulary and the meanings. There are different degrees of happiness or sadness. By exposing students to a wide vocabulary list, we give them options to express themselves better in compositions. This gives them an edge and also the ability to score better in language.
For example, both depressed and disappointed belong to the same category of sadness. However, they both mean a different kind of sadness. Disappointment happens when your expectations are not met. Depression happens when there is long term sadness due to loss. A man who lost his wife would feel depressed. A little girl who was looking forward to go to Disneyland would feel disappointed when her parents cancel the trip. Having a wider vocabulary helps you find the right words to express how your characters feel.
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Remember MAD, SAD, GLAD and SCARED and what we wrote earlier about rhymes making learning easier? Here is an article that better explains why simplification and rhymes help information stick to the brain. These are some effective learning strategies we use on our students. Here is the link to the article.
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