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Archive for May, 2015

How to spot a Danish chicken Posted by on May 20, 2015

Reklamer (ads) can be a great way of picking up ord og udtryk (words and expressions). Very often, you also learn something about kulturen (the culture). This is particularly true in Danmark, I think. Ads here very often use humor or ironi or ordspil (word-play) – remember the movie about buspassageren (the bus passenger)? The…

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Remember the words you forget Posted by on May 13, 2015

Together with my students at a language course, I recently found a great way of activating det passive ordforråd (the passive vocabulary). I wrote a simple word on tavlen (the blackboard), asking my students to find its modsætning (opposite). Then we picked another word, found its ”opposite”, and the game went on and on and…

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