Writers love to use the semantic fields of agriculture and gardening in their texts. It’s everywhere – if you know where to look! After all, farming is one of those things that pretty much every culture has in common.
You can use this semantic field in both positive and negative ways. On the positive side of things, you can compare farming to maintaining healthy relationships, growing your knowledge and becoming a better person. Just like all of those things, farming takes time, energy and dedication. Also, they all pay off in the end!
On the other hand, it can also be used in a negative way. One of the best examples of this is The Handmaid’s Tale. So many people describe women’s bodies using the semantic field of agriculture. Margaret Atwood does this to show how women have been dehumanised and treated like only their ability to make babies matters.
There are plenty of other ways that a writer can use this semantic field. So, it is a good idea for you to prepare yourself so that you notice it when it comes up.
This word search will help you with that! It has 22 official words in total, but there are others you can think of! Use this word search to inspire you and then come up with a list of your own.
There are no clues, so be careful of red herrings! There might be a word or two that is not related to agriculture or farming. Don’t let those ones catch you out!
How the Semantic Field of Agriculture and Gardening Word Search Can Help You
This worksheet is great for you if you:
- Are studying The Handmaid’s Tale for your exams. They use this semantic field a lot when they’re talking about the handmaids!
- Are doing an A-level or degree in English.
- Want to brush up on your subject terminology in a way that isn’t so boring.
- Would love to impress your teachers in KS3.
- Are looking for ways to break up your revision sessions.
- Have unseen texts in your exams.
- Are looking for a way to boost your own creative writing skills.
If you use the term “semantic field” in your exams, that counts as subject terminology! Subject terminology is one of those things that the government specifically says it’s looking for in its national curriculum. So, why not give yourself another way to boost your grades? There really is no downside to learning your semantic fields!
I highly recommend that you learn as many semantic fields as you can. The more, the merrier! You can never predict which unseen text your exam board might give you. However, you can prepare yourself for anything they throw your way! My semantic field word searches are designed help you with that! There are plenty of others for you to try!
For more information on semantic fields, check out my dedicated lesson on it in the tips and tricks section of the website. This lesson is available to all students who have an active Shani’s Tutoring membership and comes with a great forum discussion containing a list of some of the other common semantic fields. Please be aware: if you have a membership, this worksheet is included at no extra cost.
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