‘Roots To Fruits’ (Root Words & Visual Vocab)

 Loving your language means a command of its vocabulary beyond the level of the everyday”    

                                                                                                              John McWhorter

The English Department of Delhi Public School R.K.Puram under the guidance of Dr.Atika Dayal, Head of the Department organised a guest speaker programme for the students of class XII on 4 June 2020. The Guest speaker was Ms.Tarannum Naseem Raza.


Ms.Tarannum Naseem Raza is a professional career counsellor. She is an engineer

( Electronics & Telecommunications) and holds an MBA degree as well. Her logical ability and excellent command over the English language,coupled with her vast experience of more than twenty years makes her a dynamic mentor. In her association with T.I.M.E for more than thirteen years she has mentored thousands of students and guided them to achieve their goals. She has a vast knowledge of various courses and the dynamic job scenario.


Her approach towards the subject made the session very interesting. Students learnt about techniques of learning and retaining new words by following the rule of association.The programme was very interactive as she clubbed it with a brainstorming session that gave an opportunity to the students to participate. Ms.Tarannum spoke about different types of words like marsupial words, joey and portmanteau words. 

She enlightened the students about ways to improve the vocabulary keeping in mind the R-P-S approach (Root word- Prefix – suffix). She amalgamated pictorial references from famous movies, mythologies and novels to drop hints and stimulate responses. 

She applied an innovative technique by introducing the concept of “Mnemonic”  so that students could grasp the meaning of new words. The session culminated with interesting questions related to commonly confused words and a discussion on words taken from another language. The students found the session very engaging and inspiring as it brought in a surge to discover more about language and words. The facilitator addressed their queries related to entrance exam pattern, vocabulary section and other language-related skills.

 The vote of thanks was proposed by DR. Atika Dayal. The staff members and students expressed their gratitude towards the facilitator for an informative and fruitful session.