CREATE AN INSTANT INTRODUCTION TO FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN LATIN IN YOUR CLASSROOM - PERFECT FOR READING AND SPEAKING PROMPTS TOO!
BENE SAPIAT! display posters / flashcards create an instant introduction to 20 scrumptious fruits
and vegetables in LATIN in your classroom. They also give your learning environment a fabulous
LATIN look and feel, promoting LATIN as a ‘real’ language, featuring in the everyday life of your learners. The posters / flashcards introduce learners to a range of fruits and vegetables in LATIN from the very beginning of their learning, and they are able to familiarise themselves with both the ‘look’ of LATIN words, and how those words are represented in the written form.
The fruits and vegetables are in either the singular or plural form, with a selection of masculine,
feminine and neuter nouns. This is a great opportunity to begin to compare LATIN to English.
Looking at language, and the ways it works, either similarly to, or differently from, English,
helps learners become implicitly aware of linguistic concepts in both languages, and how nouns may
change from the singular to the plural. This is really useful for both current and later learning.
It doesn’t matter if some of the fruits and vegetables don’t feature in your immediate or even
longer-term learning plan: the posters / flashcards provide learners with daily opportunities to
engage with LATIN, to develop their recognition and recall of individual words, to identify cognates,
and to begin to identify patterns in language. Likewise, they help learners begin to work out the
meaning of new and unknown words from visual and linguistic clues or prompts - for example,
encourage learners to look at the neuter nouns, and how they frequently end in ’m’, and at
how feminine plural nouns frequently end in ’ae’. Along the way, learners will enhance their
vocabulary in English - who can recognise ‘citrus’ from the word for lemon? Learners can also
suggest other fruits and vegetables to add to the display, looking for the correct LATIN words in a
bilingual dictionary, and may even choose to try some fruits and vegetables they haven’t tasted before!
The fruits and vegetables featured are:
GRATIA PLENA ET BENE SAPIAT!