100 Common Uncommon Words


100 curiously common words perfect for anyone who loves language.

100 Common Uncommon Words grew out of my love of words which, after all, represent an endless stream of amazing ideas.

This book works best with highly competent speakers of English. Many of the terms in the book are commonly misspelled or misused even by native speakers. If you teach upper intermediate to advanced students, this might be the book for you.

Each page has two word images, descriptions and examples of the words with short explanations. Every 10 words there is an activity page with review questions, fill-in-the-blanks or word-find activities in order to help students review those particular terms and practice them. (I’ve even included the answers at the end of the book.)

At the end of the book you’ll find all of the images without text which you can print out as flashcards to help students review and memorize.

Get a free sample by clicking here!

What’s in uncommon words?

– my favorite words
– uncommon opposites
– words that sound the same
– formal words
– commonly misused words,
– words of love
– French words
– commonly misspelled words
– words with mythic origins
–what-do-you-call-it words

Note: This is a PDF file.