Pre-reading

3. Vocabulary

a) Match word and explanation. Write the matching word above the definition.

 

’carpe  ’diem

word:

a way of argument in which two statements are used to prove that a third statement is true

memento mori

word:

either of the first two propositions of a logical syllogism from which a conclusion is drawn

hy’perbole

word:

a metrical foot composed of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable. For example embrace 

metaphor

word:

two successive lines, usually in the same meter, linked by rhyme

’iamb

word:

“seize the day” , a Latin expression used when you want to say that somebody should not wait, but should make the most of an opportunity as soon as it arises

rhyming couplet

word:

a deliberate, extravagant exaggeration of the truth. Not to be taken literally

’chariot

word:

shy or pretending to be shy and innocent especially about love or sex; and sometimes in order to make people more interested in you

’syllogism

word:

a Latin expression meaning “remember that you are going to die”

te’trameter

word:

a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is applied to another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them. Example from the text “Time´s winged chariot”

hypo’thetical

word:

an open vehicle with two wheels, pulled by horses, used in ancient times in battle and for racing

’premise

word:

a line of verse consisting of four metrical feet

coy

word:

a figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared using “like” or “as”. Example from the text “And now, like amorous birds of prey,”

’simile

word:

based on situations or ideas which are possible or imagined rather than real and true.

 

Learning check 

In pairs: student A reads out the definitions to student B and student B, without looking at the task, has to come up with the matching words. Then student B reads out the words to student A and student A, without looking at the task, has to come up with the definition of the words. 

 

Pre-reading

4. Vocabulary

Find the corresponding noun and translate the noun into Danish.

 

Adjectives

 

Nouns

 

Danish translation of nouns

 

brief

 

 

 

 

 

 

urgent

 

 

mortal

 

 

eternal

 

 

coy

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-reading

5. Vocabulary

Sort the words: which are nouns and which are the corresponding verbs?

Then translate the nouns into Danish. 

resist     propose     rejection     desire     complain     adoration     argue     seduction     reject     proposal     resistance     exaggeration     plead     desire     entreaty     gratify     argument     adore   seduce     complaint     entreat     exaggerate     plea     gratification

 

Verb

 

 

Noun

 

 

Danish translation

  

 

propose

 

 

proposal

 

 

forslag, frieri

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Learning check

In pairs: student A reads out the Danish nouns to student B and student B, without looking at the task, has to come up with the corresponding English nouns. Then student B reads out the Danish nouns to student A and student A, without looking at the task, has to come up with the corresponding English verbs.