Amit from Visakha Valley School in South
East India wrote;
In the first day of school holidays, when I asked my mom to take me
park today evening, then she said, "Why today? What is there in the
park? Anything special?"
Then I said, "Mom today in the park there is an exhibition.
It is very exciting."
Then she said, "But I have a lot of work to do at home. So let us
Then I said, "Please Mom I will help you in the work to finish
Then she laughed and said, "OK, you go and play now. Let us go in
When I asked my Dad to take me park today evening, then he
said,"No, no it is the right time to learn extra activities. I will
buy you a bicycle you practise at home. Let us go on any other
Then I said "Dad, in the park there is skating ring. So many
children will do skating there. I also will learn it. Please take
me to the park today. It also will be an extra activity to me,
Then my Dad laughed and said, "OK , I will take to you park in the
evening. Get ready."
When I asked my friend to go to park, he said "No, no it is very
boring in the park. All are trees and plants. What is there to see?
I will not come with you to the park."
Then I said "Oh, dear friend! I think you have never seen a park.
Actually there are so many fun things in a park. The air in the
park in the evening is so pleasant and good for health. We are very
much tired with our school work. So it will be relaxation for
Then he said, "Then it is OK. Let us go in the evening."
Here are the words that various
Henry from St. Peter's
lunch-Yes-Definitely-We'll go right now.
Alex from St. Peter's College
No-Over my dead body-When you've done your homework-Ask your
grandpa-Unlikely-When your dad gets home-Maybe-Once I've finished
Clayton also from St. Peter's
Josh from The Hall
Never going to happen-Almost definitely can-Not
likely-Possibly-Maybe-I'll think about it-You almost certainly
can-You definitely can
Parnia from Servite
Never-No-Probably Not-Let's see-Maybe-Probably-Yes-Anytime.
Andrew from Melbourn Village
Never-Probably not-I don't think so-I doubt it-Maybe-We'll
Six pupils from Burford wrote
Never-No way-Oh no-no-I don't know-We will see-Maybe-Perhaps-You
might-Probably-Ok-Of course-You may-Oh yes-Yes you
Mila from Ricards Lodge HIgh School got
the ideas sorted out along a line like this.
This was an interesting idea, well done Mila
for thinking of this. From Lasswade Schoold in Scotland we had the
following list of words in the Scots Language.
nae chance - dinnae think sae-nae likely-dinnae ken-A 'hink sae -
Aw" richt then- Aye
Well done all of you.
Maybe teachers looking at these may see some
value in having similar discussions in various areas of Mathematics
to find out what pupils see as the associated words they know. For
example when working on temperature, "hot, OK, muggy, nice .
. . . . ."