Delicious adjectives and disgusting beans

With my upper level class I often try and expand their already impressive vocabulary with synonyms, and this exercise was a great (and very easy!) way of doing that.


After having looked at words to describe a food in general, I gave the students a selection of Bertie Bott’s every flavour beans that I’d picked up at the Harry Potter studios during my trip back to the UK over half-term.

I had a hysterically funny time watching them all gag and run for the bin,(apart from one girl who, worryingly, thought they all tasted lovely!) while they had to guess the possible flavour and then give each bean an appropriate, but more importantly, DIFFERENT adjective each time.

And no, “bleargh” doesn’t count.


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