Build-your-own Nutty Tilez: Hall of Fame!

by Holly Meehan
May 25, 2017

Generic Hall of Fame

It’s been two weeks since build-your-own Nutty Tilez launched on thisislanguage.com, and already lots of you have been using the custom vocab lists to supercharge your students’ vocab learning in all manner of wonderful ways!

We’ve had a peek at the lists that have been created so far and rounded up some of our favourites to start up a Hall of Fame that we’ll add to over time, as more and more of you create lists of your own.

What’s more, you can simply copy/paste these lists into the custom lists search box to set them for your students too – easy-peasy!

Without further ado, here they are: a selection of the most creative, useful (and sometimes wackily named) levels!

 

  1. Little, but important words (German) – Mr Underwood, UCS

Good things come in small packages, so we like this list from Mr Underwood that gives some much-deserved credit to the little guys holding everything together:

üblich
gleich
erst
fast
selten
schon
leider
besonders
endlich
etwa
mehrere
bloß
ungefähr
unbedingt
wahrscheinlich
irgendwann
mindestens
ein paar
irgendwann
kaum

 

 

  1. People and Traits (Spanish) – Mrs Haces, Tomahawk Creek Middle School

It takes all sorts…so you need all sorts of words! We think this list from Mrs Haces is a great place to start:

malo
cómico
simpático
inteligente
el hombre
el chico
serio
paciente
el muchacho
la señorita
la amiga
simpático
interesante
el maestro
bueno
aburrido
tímido
perezoso
trabajador
el estudiante
la chica
la mujer
sociable
divertido

 

 

  1. Home, town, neighbourhood and region (French) – Mr Thorez, Acklam Grange

Everything your students need to get started on describing their raquebar and beyond:

la station-service
la zone piétonne
les transports en commun
la fermeture
la ville
la grande surface
l’usine
l’endroit
l’embouteillage
la veste
le tabac
le vendeur
la vitrine
les vêtements
l’écharpe
le foyer
la vie
les distractions
vivre
travailler
vendre
se trouver
garder
le four
voisin

 

 

  1. Translation Trickies (French) – Mr Badger, Lord Wandsworth College

With friends like these… This list from Mr Badger should help take the ‘foe’ from faux-ami:

large
sensible
la réunion
assister à
néanmoins
hormis
demander
en revanche
c’est-à -dire
de nos jours
grâce à
peu importe
actuellement
malgré
autrefois

 

  1. Weather and Climate (Spanish) – Mrs Parsons, Princethorpe College

Meteorological must-haves!

malo
la costa
el cielo
frío
la estrella
la lluvia
la estaciόn
el clima
está nevando
llover
el abrigo
el impermeable
la bufanda
fuerte
bueno
caluroso
claro
el hielo
el grado
el condado

 

  1. Beef-it-up! (French) – Mrs Dudek, Corning-Painted Post High School

Does what it says on the tin! Lexical tools for taking clauses up a weight class:

là-bas
peut-être
néanmoins
souvent
toujours
déjà
aussi
donc
d’abord
tant mieux
quelque part
après
demain
hier
plus tard
bientôt
le lendemain
désormais
en tout cas
d’ailleurs
sinon
ailleurs
autrefois
encore

Read more about how to use Build-your-own Nutty Tilez here! We’ll be adding plenty more of our favourite lists to the Hall of Fame in the future, so remember to keep checking back, and let us know if you or a colleague has a list you think deserves to be in the spotlight!

Final Nutty!

Read more about build-your-own Nutty Tilez!
Read more about new words added to build-your-own Nutty Tilez!
More Nutty Tilez Hall of Fame: All about nouns!
More Nutty Tilez Hall of Fame: The grammar edit!

 

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