The semantic field of money is a common one in English texts. We do live in a capitalist world, after all! Money makes our world go around.
This semantic field can be used for many different purposes. For one, it can show what a character’s priorities are. If they use words in this semantic field often, they probably spend a lot of their time thinking about money.
On the other hand, it can also be quite dehumanising. A bad boss might see their workers as “investments” and talk about them in that way. That could then translate to the way they treat the people under them.
There are loads of reasons why a writer might use this semantic field. Once you find the money-related words, you can use this information to your advantage! You can figure out what the writer is trying to do and why.
This word search has 22 official words. However, there are loads of other words in the semantic field of money! If you think of any other words while you are doing this word search, make sure to write them down.
Plus, be careful of the red herrings! I put some other words in that have nothing to do with money. I did this to catch you out, so be on the lookout!
How the Semantic Field of Money Word Search Can Help You
This word search is great for you if you:
- Are doing A Christmas Carol for your exams – Scrooge does love his money!
- Are doing an A-level or degree in English
- Want to find a way to brush up on your subject terminology in a fun, low-effort way.
- Are looking for ways to impress your KS3 teachers.
- Want to find a helpful way to break up long revision sessions.
- Have an unseen section in your exams.
The term “semantic field” counts as subject terminology. That is something that the government’s national curriculum wants exam boards to look for in your work. So, if you can find a way to put this term into your exam, you’ll be giving them what they want! If you use it correctly, of course!
The more semantic fields you are familiar with, the better. You will notice them much more when you read a text, so you will be able to use the language the exam board wants you to use.
You can use this word search in many ways. Firstly, you might want to give yourself a break from all of the tough revision sessions. If you’re a teacher or tutor, you could use it as a starter – if you have the Teacher Distribution License. In fact, you could print a whole bunch of these for entertainment if you are travelling somewhere without the internet!
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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