Seven handouts to teach about foreign words that have become common English words (from Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Arabic, Chinese, and African languages). Students match the word with a picture.
Arabic: admiral, alcohol, alfalfa (the plant, not the boy), algebra, artichoke, assassin, caravan, coffee, cotton, magazine, sofa, and zero
Chinese: china (porcelain), chow (dog), chow mein, gung ho, kowtow, mahjong, soy, tea, tofu, typhoon, and yen
Dutch: coleslaw, pickle, sketch, stove, cookie, skipper, Santa Claus, wagon, skate, drill, sled, and yacht
French: attorney, bail, ballet, blond, carousel, charity, chef, crime, migraine, minister, traitor, and trophy
German: delicatessen, loaf, strudel, diesel, Fahrenheit, gesundheit, hamburger, polka, kaput, gestapo, sauerkraut, and wanderlust
Spanish: adios, adobe, amigo, burro, canoe, canyon, chocolate, coyote, hurricane, patio, poncho, and tortilla
African words: apartheid, banana, cola, gnu, impala, marimba, mumbo jumbo, raffia, safari, samba, yam, and zombie