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  1. rookie_01
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    Talking ambiguous language

    Hi
    Any ideas for teaching ambiguous words, sentences, phrases to efl students? What would be the best way to deal with the following sentences in the classroom?

    He gave her a ring
    She might have telephoned
    She was very jealous of her partner's reputation
    I'm afraid I'm not prepared to leave just yet etc..


    As you can probably guess... I'm a rookie, so any suggestions would be appreciated..
    Thank you.

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    Re: ambiguous language

    Quote Originally Posted by rookie_01 View Post
    Hi
    Any ideas for teaching ambiguous words, sentences, phrases to efl students? What would be the best way to deal with the following sentences in the classroom?

    He gave her a ring
    She might have telephoned
    She was very jealous of her partner's reputation
    I'm afraid I'm not prepared to leave just yet etc..


    As you can probably guess... I'm a rookie, so any suggestions would be appreciated..
    Thank you.
    The only one that seems the least bit ambiguous is the first one (for which I can imagine you could create some humorous situations!) Perhaps I am missing something.

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