Lists of any kind with specified numbers (the 10 best, the 50 most…) both intrigue and challenge students (and adults!). At this link you will find a list of the 100 most beautiful words in the English language. This would be great fun as a start-of the-school-year challenge to students to have them notice language at a deeper level. Challenge students to notice and collect words they think are beautiful. And, what makes a word beautiful? The meaning, a memory or moment associated with the word, or the way that it rolls off the tongue? A good discussion in and of itself.