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Connotations with Car Names
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Popular Car Names from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and Today
Directions: The following lists of car names are among some of the most popular models from each decade. For each list you will select 1 car name and answer the following questions, in complete sentences, for each oneona separate sheet of paper. When this assignment is completed you should have 5 sets of answered questions, which means a paper with 15 complete sentences on it.
- What kind of performance can you expect from this car based on the name?
- Who might you expect to buy this car and why based on the name?
- How is this name effective in evoking powerful associations for certain types of buyers?
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This is a sentence writing activity for higher level English Learners. Students look at car names from the past 5 decades, analyze the names, and write sentences answering questions about the emotions related to those names and the types of people who might buy those cars. It's a great introduction to a lesson on denotation and connotation. It's also great practice for syntactically complex sentences if you're a teacher from CA and your students take the CELDT.