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pollyanna1052
pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
Hi, I`m enjoying the letter change game that`s running...but can we add a new game please? Our English language is a funny one to be sure,...the way the same sounding word can be spelt different ways or pronounced differently, to give another meaning entirely.

If it is ok to start a new game, can I kick off with......

train......to educate or a vehicle which runs on tracks........someone else have a go, yeh?
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,265 Disability Gamechanger

    season..........as in spring, summer, autumn & winter, or to add flavour to food by adding salt, pepper, herbs or spices

    If you enjoy word games you might look at Freerice.com where there are several quizzes. I like the one where you see a word & have to click on one of 4 word(s) below that to choose the one with the correct meaning; the words getting progressively harder! The great thing is the equivalent of 10 grains of rice are donated for every correct answer you make.
  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    oh that sounds really good...\I`ll take a look..thanks...another word.....

    throw......a warm cover for beds or sofas to wrap around you.....or when you lob an object eg a ball
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,572

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    Tear - to shed a tear or to rip something depending on which way you pronounce it. 
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  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,868 Connected
    opportunity- a chance to do something. 

    I love this game! 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2019
    Date
    • The date is 27th September.
    • I am going on a date.
    • A date is a good fruit.
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  • Seanchai
    Seanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    edited September 2019
    Live- i would like to live in the country

    Live - i watched the band live 
  • Seanchai
    Seanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    Box - to learn how to fight .
    Box- to keep in a box .

    Frame - put a picture in a frame 
    Frame - to set someone up .

    Light- switch on the light.
    Light - not heavy .

    Queue- to wait in a queue 
    Cue - a stick for playing snooker .
    ( does that one count ...spelt differently but pronounced the same )
     ??
  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    love everyone`s replies...

    wait......hang around
    weight....how heavy or light something/someone is

    you.......a person
    ewe....female sheep
    try....attempt
    try...rugby score

    fun innit?xx
  • Seanchai
    Seanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    Tap- for water 
    Tap - a beat 

    Great - amazing or fabulious
    Grate - a fireplace 

    Score - a goal 
    Score- to mark something with an implement .( although " score" might have came from marking up a goal by scoring a board ). 

    Panel- a fence 
    Panel - a group of individuals working together to assess others ?

    Tyre- for a wheel
    Tire- to be drained of energy 


  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,868 Connected

    Dive- to dive headfirst into deep waters or to dive into something without being careful. 

    Give- give money or your time. 

    Score- to gain points or a sarcastic expression.  

    Ring- call someone or to identify changes in something etc. 

    Gauge- a measuring device or a way to estimate something. 

    Leave- leave a house or something/someone alone. 
  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    lift....to raise an item
    lift....a moving box which takes you higher or lower in a building

    fire....to let someone go from a job
    fire....a hot blaze

    book.....reading material
    book...to reserve something

    pain.....window glass
    pain....something which hurts causes this


  • Seanchai
    Seanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    Some getting a wee bit dodgy answers.??
    Wee - small
    We - us together 

    Dye - to make a different colour.
    Die- to depart this earth to destinations unknown .


  • Seanchai
    Seanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    Score - as in a goal.
    Score - the number 20 .
  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,868 Connected
    Toy- to play around with the idea of something. A beloved item owned by a child. Peter began to move something on his desk absent mindedly. 

    Steal- to illegally rob someone. That lady has stolen our hearts. 

    Fire- the cannons were fired into the air. To dismiss someone from their job. I will now turn on a oven or kiln. Do you feel the heat? 

    Gift- a shop bought or a handmade item given to someone on their birthday etc. That present was given to Gertrude by Aunt Lillian for Christmas. 
  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    fit....when something matches the shape it is going into
    fit....healthy

    ring....a metal object you put on your finer
    ring...to telephone someone

    box......a paper or wooden crate
    box.....to hit someone!
  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    coward....a frightened or low esteem person
    cowered.....cringed in fear

    ate........having eaten
    eight....a number 8
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,572

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    This game reminds me of the English Language Poem. It's quite long so here's the first stanza.

    'Dearest creature in creation,
    Study English pronunciation.
    I will teach you in my verse
    Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
    I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
    Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
    Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
    So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.'

    The English language is a strange thing indeed.
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  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,868 Connected
    King- A male ruler of a country usually by birth. Jack ordered a huge bed online. Whilst playing chess, Sophie used one of the most important chess pieces as part of her plan of attack. To talk about large animals and plants. 
    Daisy lorded it over the other pupils. 

    Sing- Elizabeth sang loudly in the shower. Nurse Mary sang quietly to her patient. The church choir sang hymns today during the service. To make sounds to annoy people. 

    Skim- to briefly read a book. Harry skimmed over the water by boat. Fanny buys skimmed milk. Sarah skimmed the fat off. 
  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    flower........pretty part of  nature
    flower........to grow
    flour...........powder to make bread or cakes

    glasses......things you drink from
    glasses......something to help you see or read

    blue..........a colour
    blue..........to feel sad
  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    right...something which is correct
    right....opposite of left

    run......a ladder in a stocking
    run......to move quickly

    keep.....to hold on to something
    keep....room in a castle

    hand......to pass an object to someone
    hand....the body part hanging from each arm

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