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Welcome to Vocabradabra – the magic of words. This is the game that the whole family can play to build your use of words at school and even at work if you are a grown up.
Hi, my name is Russell Webster and I am your quizmaster for this edition of Vocabradabra. Did you know that there are nearly a million English words yet many people only ever use approximately 2,500 of them. What a waste! In fact a recent study showed that some children start their school lives knowing just 500 words where others start with a massive 6000! What a great start in life that is! And, it is a well known fact that the more words you know the better the job you will have in life.
Okay, here’s how Vocabradabra works. I am going give you two sets of words every time. The first word will be forr the junior members of the family, who we will call BUDDING BRAINS. I am going to give you three options as to what they might mean, a little bit of thinking time, and then you will hear this noise. PIDOO. Time’s up. Then I will give you the correct answer and then we move on to the grown ups word. We will call them BOFFS.
Oh, and, just to break things up a little, every now and again we will also give you an expression to guess the answer to – such as what does the expression The Emperor’s New Clothes mean
Get the gist of it? Well let’s get started.
Okay question one for you BUDDING BRAINS –
What is an eyeball?
Is it a ball with the letter I on it?
Is it a sweet?
Is it in the middle of your eye?
a) Okay, you BOFFS, what does the word Incisive mean?
b) The dental term for front teeth
c) Impressively direct and decisive*
d) At the forefront of events