Presentation on theme: "WORD MATCH A B unemployed between jobs retarded mentally challenged"— Presentation transcript:
1 WORD MATCH A B unemployed between jobs retarded mentally challenged oldsenior citizendrug addictsubstance abuserprisoncorrectional facility
2 What is it?use of a pale or pleasant expression instead of an unpleasant, harsh or depressing oneWhy is it used?to soften the reality of what is communicatedWhat is it not?express taboosnot just synonymsEUPHEMISMelevate the status of somethingWhat are some examples?
3 What are some examples? WORD: false teeth EUPHEMISM: dentures WORD: police officerEUPHEMISM: peace officerWORD: uglyEUPHEMISM: unattractive, modest, plainWORD: disasterEUPHEMISM: incidentWORD: crippledEUPHEMISM: disabled, physically challenged
4 What are some examples? WORD: death penalty EUPHEMISM: capital punishmentWORD: illegal workerEUPHEMISM: undocumented workerWORD: secretaryEUPHEMISM: administrative assistantWORD: poorEUPHEMISM: low income, underprivilegedWORD: drunkEUPHEMISM: intoxicated, inebriated, tipsy
5 Let’s Practice! His grandfather passed away. Translate each sentence into clear, straightforward English:His grandfather passed away.My father is between jobs but has two interviews today.The peace officer apprehended the sanitation man for speeding.The sales associate answered in the affirmative when the judge asked him if he had ever been incarcerated.died.unemployedpolice officergarbage collectorimprisoned.
6 Work on the activity to be given. Comprehension CheckBreak into 4 groups.Work on the activity to be given.
7 Goal: Your task is to revise a report on a fugitive who had recently escaped from prison. Role: You are a TV reporter about to go on air. You have just been given a skeleton of facts about the fugitive and a short update on the situation based on a released police bulletin.Audience: You need to inform millions of television viewers of important details about the fugitive and advise them on the situation without causing unnecessary panic among the public.Situation: The challenge involves rewriting the police bulletin into a more newsworthy piece using euphemisms to soften the language used by the police.Performance: You need to come up with a revised copy of the report that uses euphemisms correctly so that the sensitivity of your viewers are protected. The news report to be read on air should remain informative without being offensive.
8 Police ReportPolice officers are searching for a fugitive with the following characteristics:The suspect is male, fat and ugly.He is old. He is 65 years old.He is a drug addict.He is an illegal worker.He is poor.He worked as a secretary.He is now unemployed.He is slightly retarded.He is wanted for homicide and may face the death penalty.He escaped from prison last night.He has false teeth.He is always drunk.
9 Assessment ORAL PRESENTATION Rubrics: - Outstanding Moderately Satisfactory- Very Satisfactory Needs Improvement3 - Satisfactory PoorContent ………………………………….. 5 pts.Purpose of presentation accomplishedIntroduction, supporting points, and conclusion clearly expressedEuphemisms used correctly and appropriatelyDelivery ………………………………….. 5 pts.Used gestures and body language wellLanguage was natural and fluentVolume and rate of speech were appropriatePronunciation was clear and comprehensibleGrammar was correct and didn’t prevent understandingShowed enthusiasm and interest
10 HomeworkFind a news article that used at least 5 euphemisms. Highlight them and convert them to clear, straightforward English.