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The Selfish Giant
Music: George Frideric Handel
A giant gets angry when he finds children playing in his garden.

ALL the children of the village played in the garden of an empty house, until one day the owner, who was a Giant, came back.

The sight of all those children in his garden made him angry, so he built a stout wall around it, and put up a notice saying ‘Trespassers will be Prosecuted’.

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Word Play

Adapted from textbooks used in Grammar Schools and Secondary Moderns from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Distinguish using sentences: Cite. Site. Sight.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Run. Snow. Garden.

Use together in one sentence: Garden. Trespasser. Bare.

More games: Précis. Jigsaw. Confusables. Spinner. Opposites. Verb or Noun? Active or Passive? Subject and Object. Adjectives. Word Classes.

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