Semantic Field of Church Word Search
Most of the writers of texts in English are very familiar with Christianity. That’s because they are usually brought up in a world where Christianity is the dominant religion. They don’t have to be Christian themselves. It could just be part of their culture. The writer could be an atheist or part of any other religion. However, Christianity will be one of the main religions they know. That’s why the semantic field of church is such a popular one.
Of course, there are lots of writers who don’t fall into this pattern. A good text can come from any place in the world! However, most of the texts you might come across have a lot of Christian imagery in them. The church is one of these that you might find!
Writers can compare something to a church for good or bad reasons. It could be that they want to say they worship or idolise that thing (or person) like it’s part of their religion. They could feel safe in a place, which makes them think of church. After all, church is supposed to be a place of sanctuary! On the other hand, a writer could focus on the more scary aspects of organised religion: the fact that it often results in hating outsiders. The fact that it can feel cult-like if the wrong person is in charge. Or, that religion can be used to prop up unfair regimes.
That’s up to you to find out. There are plenty of other reasons why a writer might want to use the semantic field of church in their writing. You just have to find out why they use it in your text!
About the Semantic Field of Church Word Search
This word search has 22 official terms. Those terms are usually just one word long. However, they might also be two or more! There are no clues for the word search. So, it’s up to you to think of words that you would associate with the church. This will help you to get used to thinking of words all on your own. Then, you can use this new skill to notice words in the semantic field of church if they come up in the texts you read. It makes you a lot more independent than if I just gave you the clues!
Of course, you do have answers. Once you’ve done the whole word search, you can check them out! They are on a separate PDF file for you to check out. You can download it separately. So, there’s no need to worry!
Just make sure to try your hardest. Don’t beat yourself up if you didn’t get them all. Just come back to it later on and try again! Maybe you can try one of my other word searches while you’re at it. The more word searches you try, the more you can test your skills on all semantic fields – not just church! After purchase, you can download this word search as many times as you want. Start a clean one when you’re ready!
How the Word Search Can Help You
The government has a national curriculum where they lay out the rules for school subjects. For English, they want you to use “subject terminology” This means words that are to do with English as a subject. Think of words like “verb”, “onomatopoeia” and “assonance”.
The good news is that the term “semantic field” counts, too! So, the more you know about these semantic fields, the more you can say in your English exams. After all, you have to use them properly! That means it’s a good idea to know as many semantic fields as you can – church is one of them! It could come up lots of times!
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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