Starter: Guess the Pun

A quick little starter you can play on a regular basis with students, just to get them thinking.

What football story is the following newspaper pun about?

 

‘Bale-Force Wind’ (The Guardian, 17.04.14)

 

The answer is Gareth Bale’s wonder goal against Barcelona which meant that his side, Real Madrid, won the Copa del Rey. See it here:

Ensure that in your discussion, you speak with students about the value of puns. Why do newspapers use them? What does this pun suggest about Gareth Bale? (That he’s fast, surprising, strong etc.)

Have fun.

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