It’s a very Englishy thing to add a “y” to a word and turn it into an adjective: Fish smell fishy. Woods smell woodsy. Cows can be beefy, and on and on. These words tend to be a little slangy, or informal. By the way, funky means “unusual”.
Here are 10 fun “y” adjectives: classy, dicey, ditsy, glitzy, jazzy, junky, pricey, sassy, snazzy, spunky
You may not know them all, but you can probably figure out their meanings. Try filling in the gaps in this “definition poem” below. Place one of the “y” adjectives in each space. Rhymes will help you too.
Someone who’s got style and taste is (1) _________
A girl who’s got a lot of spirit but a smart mouth is (2) _________
A situation or a place that’s risky and dangerous is (3) _________
A restaurant that costs too much is (4) _________
If your clothes are chic and stylish you look (5) _________
And if you’re lookin’ snazzy then you’re also lookin’ (6) _________
A girl who is absentminded and just playing shallow is (7) _________
And a hotel that’s very showy and bright is (8) _________
A broken old car that hardly runs anymore is (9) _________
And a person who is bold and forward in a good way is (10) _________
Key:1 – classy, 2 – sassy, 3 – dicey, 4 – pricey, 5 – snazzy, 6 – jazzy, 7 – ditsy, 8 – glitzy, 9 – junky, 10 – spunky
It’s great, as usual! Thanks a lot, Kevin! I was looking for something like this for my tomorrow lesson and here it is! Kevin, are you magician?
Great blog and I can see Y you wrote it. It was fun thank you.
Like your previous contributer I was looking for something tasteful but of a slang theme for tomorrows lesson plan so thank you for saving me from the deep dark dungeon of planning failure. I can go and sleep now.
Keep ’em coming
Students ADORE it, that’s it. Most of materials you put in here work just fine with folks in Brazil. You’re the greatest, man. People will discover you some day. Thanks!
I like it a lot Thank you very much 🙂