Risque (adj.)

Because I work in a high school, I hear a lot of foul language. I’ve tried to take the high road on this, teaching students about how certain linguistic registers apply to certain social situations, and vice versa. One way I’ve tried to do this is to introduce, by way of this context clues worksheet on the adjective risque, the idea that there are some things–and I emphasize that things are represented by words we call nouns–that are just too, well, risque to utter in certain company (e.g. teachers) and some circumstances (e.g. schools).

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

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