Activity 4 - Longest Words

Sometimes weird is fun, and an ongoing search for the longest words in English and other languages will keep students engaged. Begin with this list and have your students

conduct research using dictionaries, wordbooks, and the Internet *keyword “longest word”+ for new additions. There are many! Offer a reward for the best entries and have fun trying to pronounce them. To expand this activity, ask for a two to three word definition for each entry. Create a Custom Lesson and modify it frequently.

English pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

French anticonstitutionnnellement

Iceland haecstarettarmalaflutningsmaour

Italian precipitervolissimevolmente

Japanese Chi-n-chi-ku-ri-n