Monday, November 8, 2010

This Week's Vocabulary

Most of Britain enjoyed magnificent bonfires and fireworks last weekend. (Why? See "Festivals".) In English, we have many onomatopoeic words to describe the sound of fireworks going off. Here are some of my favourites:

bang, crackle, swirl, burst, hiss, whizz, whoosh, fizz, whistle, sputter

Next time you watch a fireworks display, listen out for these sounds!

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