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Introducing Language in Use: a Coursebook

Activities

Pragmatics — Ambiguity: write your name backwards

  1. writing the last name first: Merrison Andrew
  2. writing the name with the letters within a word in reverse order: werdna nosirrem
  3. writing the name as in exercise 2, but last name first: nosirrem werdna
  4. writing the name in mirror writing: Andrew Merrison in mirror writing
  5. writing the name from right to left, last letter first: Andrew MerrisonArrow
  6. rotating your body so your back is facing your addressee and writing your name
  7. writing the words ‘your name backwards’
  8. writing the words ‘your name’ as in exercise 1: name your
  9. writing the words ‘your name’ as in exercise 2: ruoy eman
  10. writing the words ‘your name’ as in exercise 3: eman ruoy
  11. writing the words ‘your name’ as in exercise 4: Your Name in mirror writing
  12. writing the words ‘your name’ as in exercise 5: your nameArrow