Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Nov 2006
    • Posts: 1,648

    play dough

    I am showing a group of children in making/playing a play dough in English. Could you introduce :

    • some words, phrases, sentences, action words.... in making and playing dough
    • names of equipments for playing dough (eg rolling pin.......)

    Tks / ju

  1. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,218

    Re: play dough

    They are playing with the Play-Doh (the proper name).
    They are playing with colored clay.

    If they are mixing up their own homemade clay, then they are making it.

    Rolling, cutting, shaping, molding, forming, creating
    Molds, shapes, knives, rolling pin.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 576

    Re: play dough

    (Not a teacher)

    Just to stress that 'Play-Doh' is the name of the brand, not two English words combined - 'play' + 'dough'. The substance itself (i.e. not referring to the brand name) is called 'modelling clay'.

    Also, another common word for it (in British English, at least) is Plasticine. This is also a brand name.

Similar Threads

  1. Is it Dough or Doe?
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-Mar-2010, 12:03
  2. Differences and Similarities Differences and Similarities
    By Jairinho1121 in forum Text Analysis and Statistics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 17-Apr-2009, 14:47
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-Dec-2008, 18:35
  4. play loose with = play fast and loose with?
    By thedaffodils in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28-May-2008, 19:40
  5. drive "slow" or drive "slowly": the diff
    By infinikyte in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 28-Dec-2003, 18:15


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts